Ireland Sydney

Sydney, Australia - December 2018

Welcome to COSAC's second annual event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the SABSA APAC Congress. For 2018, COSAC will be held in Sydney for the first time. 

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. 

2018 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for premium quality papers to be presented at 2nd 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 15th June 2018

For full details please download our cfp form and return completed submission to [email protected]

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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

  • Helvi Salminen - Information Security Manager, Gemalto

Always stimulating, endlessly interesting and exhaustively challenging.

  • Esther van Luit - Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Priceless! The sharing of experience and wisdom is fantastic.

  • Martin Hopkins - Executive Principal Consultant, Gotham Digital Science

Life changing.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

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

  • Jihad Jian - InfoSec Unit Head, Arab National Bank

Overwhelming wealth. A journey on a steep learning curve.

  • Nigel Worthy - Enterprise Security Architect, Visa

Outstanding. The most valuable conference on the security calendar.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Marc Verboven - Enterprise Architect, ING

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

  • Gordon Jenkins - Security Architect, Prudential Assurance

The most energetic, provocative and interactive event, anywhere.Thoroughly enjoyable, informative, helpful and useful

  • 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.

  • Pieter Jan Visser - Consultant, Ideas-to-Interconnect

A wonderful, highly valuable experience.

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