Major General Stephen Day
Cyber Security Expert & Keynote Speaker
Major General Stephen Day is an authority on cyber security having held the esteemed position of Head of Cyber at the Department of Defence and as the inaugural Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
His principal task in those appointments was to lead the whole of government team responsible for protecting Australia’s national security and economic prosperity from threats through cyber. During Major General Day’s tenure, he organised and participated in crisis exercises in Australia and the US to test response plans for a variety of crisis triggered by cyber-attack. He briefed the Prime Minister’s 2015 summit on cyber security attended by the Chairs and CEOs of 20 of Australia’s leading companies. Impressively, the success of cyber-attacks against the national government was reduced by 75% during this time.
Having completed his appointment, Major General Day transitioned from the government to the private sector in 2016. He was appointed as an advisor at PwC and the Chair of the Advisory Board to the University of New South Wales Centre for Cyber Security. He advises Government Departments, boards and executives on the nature of threats and what to do about them.
Major General Stephen Day was appointed to the position of Deputy Director Cyber and Information Security at the Defence Signals Directorate on 28 January 2013. In addition to this, on 27 November 2014, he officially took up the role of the first Co-ordinator for the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
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