Ireland Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - 3rd - 5th December 2019

Welcome to COSAC's third annual event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the SABSA APAC Congress. For 2019, COSAC will return to Melbourne.

Our agenda has been selected by previous COSAC participants to ensure sessions are unique, timely, cater for the participative COSAC ethos and deliver value for experienced security practitioners.

2019 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for premium quality papers to be presented at the 3rd COSAC & SABSA APAC Congress. COSAC’s conference agenda is selected by a committee of previous attendees who look for special content: unique, thought-provoking, innovative strategies and methods, research or case-studies that reveal real challenges and inspirational solutions.

The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2019

For full details please download our cfp form and return completed submission to cfp@cosac.net

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Shared Experience, Real Value

Want to get a better insight into what COSAC is about? Click below to view the COSAC Value Propositions and learn what separates us from other industry events.

No Sales Pitches

Sales and product content is strictly prohibited in COSAC sessions

Designed for Experience

Participants average more than 15 years of experience – been there, done that, got the t-shirt

Strictly Limited Numbers

Small numbers provide intimacy & privacy to focus on individual & collective challenges

Unique Trusted Community

Content presented under Chatham House Rule or full NDA. Proceedings are never published outside the conference

Focused on your challenges

Programme selection by COSAC customers maximises relevance & value

No Holds Barred Participative Approach

Say what needs to be said, plan what needs to be planned, no matter how thorny the issue

No Vendor Exhibition

No time wasted running the vendor gauntlet

Uniquely Valuable & Enjoyable

Set the highest expectations for quality & long-lasting value

Solutions for Today & Tomorrow

Be inspired by a blend of leading-edge strategy with pragmatism & realism

Truly Global

Cultural diversity enables learning from peers on every continent & every sector

Highly Interactive

Be enriched by a culture in which everyone has an experience worth sharing & an idea worth exploring

Delivering Benefit over Profit

Focused on meeting the real needs of our community, not on generating profit

What Our Participants Say

  • Jeff Primus - Founder & CEO, ACTAGIS

Utterly unique. A wonderful experience on every level.

  • Michael Price - Senior Security Consultant, Axenic

Most excellent. An adventure.

  • Marc Verboven - Enterprise Architect, ING

Very useful, good conversations, good feedback. Highly interactive.

  • Valerie Lyons - PhD Lecturer

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Lisa Lorenzin - Director, Emerging Technology Solutions, Zscaler

Momentarily terrifying, incredibly thought-provoking. An utter privilege to attend.

  • Esther van Luit - Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Priceless! The sharing of experience and wisdom is fantastic.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

An argument of Architects, great of skill, superior in knowledge.

  • Efrain Gonzalez - Enterprise Security Architect, MUFG Union Bank

I felt like I met a family I didn’t know I had.

  • Rob Hale - Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Fantastic! The briefings, the professionals, the atmosphere drew me in and never let go.

  • Martin Hopkins - Executive Principal Consultant, Gotham Digital Science

Life changing.

  • David Thomas - Security Solutions Architect, Computacenter

Enlightening and refreshing to attend a peer event with open discussion and no barriers to sharing and seeking help and advice.

  • Simon Devlin - Security Contractor

Relentlessly memorable from start to finish.

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