2019 WA Cyber Awards Judges

Dr Anne Aly MP

Dr Anne Aly MP

Hon Dr Anne Aly MP is the Federal Member for Cowan.

Inducted into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011, Anne was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2016 and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work and in 2016 she was awarded the Australian Security Medal.

Before becoming the Member for Cowan, Dr Anne Aly was a Professor at Edith Cowan University.

Anne is an internationally renowned expert in counter-terrorism and counter radicalisation, she has published over 100 articles and books on topics related to terrorism and international security. Anne is committed to working with all levels of government to make our families and communities safe.

Anne was the only Australian to be invited to President Obama's White House conference on violent extremism in 2015. She has worked with the United Nations on developing programs and policies on national security and counter-terrorism.

Anne has a diverse background that spans education and training, public policy and community work.

Anne was the Founding Chair of a youth oriented not for profit organisation that harnesses youth entrepreneurship and innovation to address global issues at the local level. Anne knows Western Australia and understands Security.

Kayelene Kerr

Kayelene Kerr

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Kayelene is a dynamic, engaging, energetic and entertaining speaker and workshop facilitator. She draws on over 23 years’ experience of study and law enforcement investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes, to deliver quality, sought after education and early intervention programs.

As co-founder of the not-for-profit organisation WA Child Safety Services, Kayelene represents Western Australia’s best as a specialist provider of Cyber Safety and Digital Wellness, Protective Behaviours and Pornography education programs and resources.

Kayelene is one of only two Western Australian online safety program providers certified by the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Kayelene is also a member of the eChildhood National Coalition dedicated to mobilising responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography on children and young people. Kayelene will be the key note speaker at the 2020 Valuing Children Initiative, Pornography: Children, young people and the digital age round table.

Kayelene believes protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility. Educating, equipping and empowering children, young people, parents, carers, educators and professionals contributes to creating safer communities.

Dr Ian Martinus

Dr Ian Martinus

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Dr. Ian Martinus is a trade and investment specialist with experience in technology-related ventures across government and industry.

With a strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation, he has founded start-ups in digital visualisation, e-commerce and online music. Ian has been pivotal in cross-border economic empowerment projects for USAID, the World Bank an AusAID include countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Africa. As an active member of the Australian economic development community of Australia and the United States, Ian has delivered successful projects in the urban and land development sectors and co-created the Railsmart project in WA which received a national Smart Cities award in 2019. As a founder of two digital start-ups and Tech Crunch DISRUPT pitch experience, Ian was also a founding board member and recent Chair of the Perth International Jazz Festival and lifetime musician. Ian believes that support for arts and culture can unite communities, help design unique projects and foster innovation and improvisation. His latest role within the Australian cybersecurity ecosystem marries all of these elements."

Chris Cubbage

Chris Cubbage

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Chris Cubbage, Director & Executive Editor, MySecurity Media; Director & Principal, Amlec House.

A certified security professional with 30 years private and government sector experience. Chris is incredibly well regarded in our industry, having spent 15 years in law enforcement and since a similar period as an independent security consultant and industry media commentator. Chris is widely published, including author and publisher of three books, editor of multiple tech websites and MySecurity Marketplace and hosts the Cyber Security Weekly Podcast.