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ELMO’s Security Team and Macquarie University

ELMO’s Security Team and Macquarie University

As an ongoing commitment to increasing the level of awareness of the importance of cybersecurity in businesses ELMO is engaging with leading educational establishments to provide real world understanding and techniques for those wishing to pursue a career in cyber security. This comes after our dedicated Security Team successfully led ELMO to achieve ISO 27001:2013 Certification with no non-conformances and no observations.

Macquarie University operates a cybersecurity hub which acts as a centre of excellence for information security. Les Bell, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computing Macquarie University approached Keith Marlow, ELMO’s Security Architect, and Carmen Nunez, ELMO’s Information Security Manager to come and present to his cybersecurity students so that they can gain insight into how cybersecurity operates within businesses.

On 2 March 2020, Carmen presented “Standards and Compliance.” This provided an overview of the role that standards play in cybersecurity and included ISO 22301:2012, Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements, ISO 31000:2018 Risk management – Guidelines and ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management). As a member at ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40 Governance of IT and Service Management for Standards Australia Carmen lives and breathes standards. As Information Security Manager she has implemented ISO 27001:2013 in two organisations and PCI DSS into another.  She is currently looking to implement a brand-new standard ISO 27701:2019 (extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management — Requirements and guidelines) at ELMO. This standard focuses on data protection.

On 9 March 2020, Keith presented “Security Architecture.” This covered how security and architecture interplay to produce systems that are secure whilst being maintainable and scalable. Keith is CISSP certified and was previously Chief Architect for Asia for Yahoo. He has in depth experience architecting large scale systems and has been involved in securing online systems for over twenty years.

“Cyber security management is such an enormously broad topic that we rely on the expertise of professionals currently working in the field. They bring insights otherwise unavailable in the academic environment – but most of all they bring war stories from the front lines that really make the subject come alive!” Les Bell, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computing Macquarie University, March 2020.