James KotsiasLeader, Critical Threat & Vulnerability Responses at ANZ
“The global cyber threat marks a tectonic shift for all organisations. Ever so slowly, cyber attacks normalise the inclusion of private organisations in political conflict. The threat isn’t technical, it’s economic, social, and geopolitical.”
James Kotsias is a Cyber Security Leader, Security Researcher, and Executive Advisor. James leads the ANZ Banking Corporation’s critical threat and vulnerability response functions, responsible for coordinating the bank’s global defensive responses to the ever-growing scope of critical cyber threats.
He has consulted for both public and private sector organisations, providing advice on organisational cyber-transformation, threat and vulnerability strategy, and cyber attacks as macro-environmental forces.
James sits on Deakin University’s Executive Advisory Board for Cyber (EABC), and the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI); through which he was a professional contributor to Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.
He has been responsible for major offensive security operations, cyber R&D functions, and enterprise-wide security and strategy programs.
In addition to his primary professional practice, James is an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University, and maintains a position with The University of Melbourne as an adviser, and specialist lecturer of Cyber Security. He has been published in peer-review journals, with his work subsequently cited by both researchers and professionals.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, an Honours Degree in Analytic Philosophy, and a Bachelor’s degree of Psychology and Phenomenology.