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In this podcast series, we explore all things cyber, including the legal, regulatory and policy developments that impact corporate Australia. We will do this by speaking to those people who are shaping the Australian legal and regulatory environment. Those who are on the front line, protecting Australian companies from cyber incidents.


Episode 4: Cross Examining Bill Siegel – Part 2

In this episode, we return with Part 2 of our discussion with Bill Siegel, the CEO of Coveware. We look closely at Coveware itself (and its history), the scope of Coveware’s services, how threat actor negotiations unfold, banning ransom payments, the role of the cyber simulation and what makes a good simulation. We also discussed the role of the board during an incident and managed to squeeze some cyber predictions out of Bill, including the impacts of AI on the cyber landscape. This is a “must listen” episode!

Episode 3: Cross Examining Bill Siegel – Part 1

This is Episode 3 of Cross Examining Cyber, where we cross examine Bill Siegel, CEO & Co-Founder of Coveware. We could have talked to Bill for hours, so we have broken this podcast in two.

Part 1 covers a range of issues including the establishment of Coveware, the value of good data, cyber extortion payment trends, cyber extortion “business models” and the challenging geopolitics we all face. Here we go…

Episode 2: Cross Examining: Hamish Hansford – Part 2

Hot-on-the-heels of our inaugural podcast, we now bring you Cross Examining Cyber, Episode 2, the cross examination of Hamish Hansford (Part 2). We take the time to speak to Hamish about the SOCI Act, whether we are winning the war on cyber and the role of lawyers in the crisis room..

Episode 1: Cross Examining: Hamish Hansford – Part 1

In our inaugural podcast, we are joined by Hamish Hansford, Deputy Secretary Cyber & Infrastructure Security, Home Affairs.

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