Cybersecurity In ANZ:

Nation-Sponsored Attacks and Organised Cybercrime

On-demand Webinar

July, 2020

Recent global and political events have increased opportunities for organised cybercrimes, commercial espionage, and nation-sponsored threats in Australia and New Zealand. Cybercrimes are on the rise as cybercriminals have been exploiting vulnerabilities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help you make sense of this complex cyber risk environment, we’ve convened a panel of experts who will share insight into safeguarding your organisation.

During a 60-minute webinar broadcast, this trio of experts we discussed:

  • Risks posed by sophisticated and organised cybercriminals in the ANZ region

  • How companies can mitigate cyber risk and better protect their critical assets

  • How to simplify and strengthen cybersecurity systems to secure our networks

  • The importance of zero trust and its impact on cyber resilience


Jonathan Rusch

Jonathan Rusch

Professor Former U.S.

Department of Justice

Bill Hagestad II

Bill Hagestad II

Retired Lt Colonel Chinese Cyber

Espionage expert

Brian Hay

Brian Hay

Former Commander,

Fraud & Cyber Crime Group

Prof. Jonathan Rusch is currently Principal, DTG Risk & Compliance, Washington, D.C. where he provides expert advice and guidance related to corporate risk, and compliance needs of companies, agencies, and non-governmental organizations, including key trends and developments.

He has served as Senior Vice President and Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Governance at Wells Fargo; Deputy Chief for Strategy and Policy in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Department of Justice; and Counsel to the US President’s Commission on Organized Crime

Retired Lt Colonel Bill Hagestad II is an internationally recognized cyber intelligence subject matter expert, providing multi-cultural threat intelligence on global nation state cyber warfare attacks & information warfare initiatives.

He has demonstrable international field expertise over Middle Eastern military and Chinese Cyber Warfare attacks & information warfare initiatives. He currently consults with multi-national corporations, foreign military intelligence, counter-intelligence and defense ministerial organizations regarding offensive & defensive cyber operations.

Brian Hay has worked extensively in the area of cybercrime since 2004. He developed the security concept of the “Lifecycle of Cybercrime” by focusing on the activities of organised crime and cyber criminals.

He was Commander of the Queensland Police Fraud & Cyber Crime Group, Chair of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s eCrime Working Group, a pivotal driver of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, and member of the Federal Attorney-General’s National Cybercrime Working Group.

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