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Australia's largest security awards are back

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Women in Security Awards® brings together the security industry to celebrate and elevate the profile of the Australian IT Security, Cyber, and Protective Security sectors. This event serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging young women, men, and non-binary individuals to explore rewarding careers in this dynamic field.

By recognising and honoring the achievements, value, and contributions of individuals within the Australian market, we aim to provide the acknowledgment they rightfully deserve. Our goal is to spotlight these outstanding professionals, making them sources of inspiration for others to witness and emulate.

Source2Create Pty Ltd proudly takes the lead as the Producer and Organiser of the Australian Women in Security Awards®, committed to fostering a diverse and vibrant future for the security industry.

Count Every Second Until the 2024 Event

Our Awards
[Our Judges]
Who's Judging?

John Taylor

[Group Executive | CIO | CTO | CISO ]

Maxine Harrison

[CISO from Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action]

Daniel Grzelak

[Chief Innovation Officer at Plerion]

Saleshni Sharma

[ Director, Regional Information Security Officer: AsiaPac at W. R. Berkley Corporation]

Nadia Taggart

[CISO at Western Sydney University]

Anafrid Bennet

[Head - Technology, Security & Property at Greater Western Water]

Laura Whelan

[Director, Security & Business Continuity at Australian Government]

Jackie Montado

[Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety]

Leanne Fry


Clive Reeves

[Deputy CISO AsiaPac at Telstra]

Stephen Bennett

[Group Chief Information Security Officer at Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited]

Yaso Arumugam

[Senior Cyber Security Consultant. at Bluerydge]

Sarah Luscombe

[Head of Cyber Security at the University of Canberra]

Maryam Bechtel

[Chief Information Security Officer at AGL]

Paul Clarke

[Head of Security at Canva]

Nikki Peever

[Director, Cybersecurity at CAUDIT]

Roxanne Pashaei

[Chief Information Security Officer at NSW Rural Fire Service]

Craig Ford

[Australian Best-Selling Author of A Hacker I Am, Foresight Book Series, Co-Author The Shadow World Series | vCISO | AISA Member Board of Directors | Security Journalist ]

Jason Murrell

[Independent Chair CSCAU | Cyber Security Standards Development]

Dan Maslin

[Group Chief information Security Officer at Monash university]

Lynwen Connick

[Cyber Security and Technology executive l Chief Information Security Officer | CIO | Advisory Board Member | Mentor | Diversity Advocate]

Tamsin Jowett

[ICF Executive Coach & Diversity Consultant at Coaching To Thrive]

Janice Law

[Chief Information Security Officer at Services Australia]
Gala Dinner

Today, what started as a small conference has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous for the security industry.

Awards Day
October 10th, 2024
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cocktail Networking Hour
Catch up and network with your fellow security peers
6:00pm -8:00pm
Awards Ceremony
MC will commence proceedings.
Welcome to Country
Awards Ceremony Commences
Best volunteer
The One to Watch in Protective Security
Best Secure Coder
Best Program for Young Individuals in Security
Best Security Student
Dinner Served & Brief intermission
8:00 - 9:00pm
Awards ceremony
Most Innovative Educator in Cybersecurity
Champion of Change
Unsung Hero
Best Industry Initiative that Supports Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
Best Innovative Business “reshaping the future” of the Security Industry
Dessert Served
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Awards Ceremony
Best Place to Work in Security
Protective Security Champion
Converged Security Resilience Champion
Best Security Mentor
Cyber Security Champion
Australia’s Most Outstanding in the Protective Security Industry
Australia’s Most Outstanding in IT Security
MC will close proceedings. Evening Ends

Join us for a night of celebration at the prestigious Australian Women in Security Awards® Gala Presentation Dinner, now in its 6th year. With finalists from across Australia and esteemed leaders from the security industry in attendance, this evening promises to be a prime networking opportunity, making it a must-attend event for anyone involved in the security sector.

On behalf of Source2Create and our valued sponsors, we extend a warm invitation for you to be part of this memorable occasion. The Gala Presentation Dinner, scheduled to take place at The Star in Sydney, offers a unique chance to witness and applaud the winners of 2024.

This event is not to be missed! Your ticket includes;

  • access to the awards
  • a delectable three-course meal accompanied by beverages
  • captivating evening entertainment

We eagerly anticipate your attendance on this thrilling night as we come together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our outstanding security professionals. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable experience.

[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

General Admission

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  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

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  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]


  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
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