Craig Searle has over 12 years of experience in the security industry having worked in the finance, government, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. Mr Searle was the regional leader of BAE Systems’ cyber security business, with management responsibility for up to 125 staff across Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. He was directly responsible for delivery of several strategically-critical security programs for a range of clients, including a $10m PCI DSS compliance program for one of Australia’s leading health insurers, achieving compliance on-time and on-budget; and establishment and leadership of the information security function including holding the Global Information Security Manager role for one of Australia’s largest construction, development and property management groups operating across multiple continents. Mr Searle is a Graduate of the AICD’s Company Director’s Course, holds a B.CompSci from the University of Newcastle, is a practicing PCI QSA and a CISSP. He appeared on the 7:30 Report and has been quoted in the AFR, SMH, The Age, CSO Magazine and Australian IT on security-related topics. Mr Searle regularly presents at industry and sector-specific conferences including the Australian Information Security Summit, AICD Roundtables, Security in Government (Singapore) and CarolinaCon (USA).