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. 

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

  • CTO, Mitsubishi

Wonderful conference. Stimulating sessions. Enormous fun.

  • Michael Hirschfield - CIO & Assistant First Secretary, Dept of Finance

Yet again it was stimulating, interesting and challenging.

  • Martin Hopkins - Executive Principal Consultant, Gotham Digital Science

Life changing.

  • Practice Director, Big 4 Consultancy

The organic, almost explosive real-time development of themes provides real value. Totally unique.

  • Jeff Primus - Founder & CEO, ACTAGIS

Utterly unique. A wonderful experience on every level.

  • 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.

  • Jacoba Sieders - Head of I&AM, ABN Amro

Words cannot convey how good this conference really is.

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

A wonderful, highly valuable experience.

  • Ahmed Ali - Security & Risk Manager, Batelco

Year on year exceeds my now sky-high expectations.

  • Todd Fitzgerald - CISO, Grant Thornton

Collaborative, diverse, respectful, knowledgeable, dedicated. A great place to be & a great group to be around.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

Cosac, Sydney Sponsors