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[About Conference]
Australia's largest security awards are back

Once a year, the security industry gathers together to celebrate and raise the profile of the Australian IT Security, Cyber, and Protective Security industry to inspire young women and men to consider a career in this sector.

We do this by honouring their accomplishments, value, and contributions to the Australian market and giving the recognition they deserve.

Source2Create Pty Ltd is the Producer and Organiser of the Australian Women in Security Awards.

AWSN is the Official Partner of the Australian Women in Security Awards.

Count Every Second Until the Event

Our Awards

A full list of all categories, and questions to answer, to help you give your nominee a fighting chance, so click on the category relevant and nominate today.

Gala Dinner

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

Awards Day
December 8th, 2021
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.
Awards for the following categories will be announced:
Unsung Hero, The One to Watch, The One to Watch in Protective Security, IT Security Champion, Protective Security Champion, Best Program for Young Ladies in Security
8:00 - 9:00pm
Awards ceremony
Awards for the following categories will be announced:
Best Place to Work for Women in Security, Male Champion of Change, Best Volunteer, Best Security Student, Best Female Secure Coder.
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Awards Ceremony
Awards for the following categories will be announced;
Australia's Most Outstanding Woman in IT Security, Australia’s Most Outstanding Woman in Protective Security.
MC will close proceedings.
[Our Judges]
Who's Judging?

We work with a panel of esteemed judges. Selected for their involvement & expertise in Security, Risk, Governance, Privacy, and Business, they provide impartial and insightful critique and work as advocates to help promote security/cyber as a career.

Lidia Giuliano

[Security Advisor at ANZ]

Gai Brodtmann

[Futures Council Member at National Security College]

Dr Marie Boden

[Outreach Officer Research Interaction Design at University of Queensland]

Rebecca Winfield

[Protective Security Operations & Delivery at IAG]

Nigel Phair

[Director at UNSW Canberra Cyber]

Catherine Dolle-Samuel

[Business Continuity & Resilience Specialist at UNSW]

Tamara Martin

[Security Resilience at AGL]

Jacqui Loustau

[Founder at AWSN]

Mick Dunne

[CISO-CSO at Australian Super]

Ian Yip

[CEO at Avertro]

Michelle Price

[CEO at AustCyber, part of the Stone & Chalk group]

Dushyant Sattiraju

[Cyber SecOps Team Lead Deakin University]

Jane Frankland

[Owner & CEO at Knewstart(UK)]

Rachell De Luca

[Chief Security Officer at Department of Parliamentary Services]

Rachael Leighton

[Cyber Strategy and Influence Operations Security and Enablement at Telstra]

James Ng

[General Manager Security Operations at AARNet]

Catherine Buhler

[CISO of Energy Australia]

Samm MacLeod

[Information Security Consultant]

Andrew Dell

[CISO at QBE Insurance]

Dr Maria Milosavljevic

[CISO of Services Australia]
Discover Our Venue

The Australian Women in Security Awards will take place in the new,
prestigious and majestic, Crown Sydney in the heart of the harbour.

[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

General Admission

  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Dress Code: Cocktail
  • Book after 21st May
[Choose a Ticket]
How Much?

With finalists from across Australia and security industry leaders in attendance, the evening will be a key networking opportunity-not to be missed by anyone working in the security industry.
On behalf of Source2Create, AWSN and the Awards partners, we would love for you to attend the prestigious Australian Women in Security Awards Gala Presentation Dinner so that you too can celebrate and witness all the winners of 2021.

It is sure to be an event not to be missed!

  • Access to the awards with seating of your choice.
  • Includes a three-course meal and beverages.
  • And evening entertainment.

Tickets will be available to purchase till Friday 30th July, unless sold out prior.

We look forward in anticipation to your attendance on this exciting night as we celebrate the achievements of our outstanding security achievers.

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