Damien is the Director of Deakin’s Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation and is the Chairman of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), a not-for profit organisation which aims to improve Cyber Security in Australia at a Government, Industry and Community level.
In his former role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Symantec Australia and New Zealand, Damien worked with senior executives in the region to align security architectures to industry best practices. Damien also worked as a senior information security governance manager and later as an enterprise IT and security risk manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was responsible for managing the bank’s information security standard globally. He also held senior roles at RSA, Telstra and Melbourne IT and is currently on CompTIA’s Executive Advisory Committee in the USA. Damien also sits on the board of RSA Australia, the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), the Victorian Ombudsman’s Audit and Risk Committee and helps mentor entrepreneurs through CyRise, Australia’s only cyber security start-up accelerator.