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Committees and Working Groups

CAUDIT committees and working groups are established when a need arises to focus more closely on a particular topic or issue.  The Working Groups usually exist for a limited period of time in order to achieve an agreed outcome. The following is a list of CAUDIT's current committees and working groups. To become involved with or for more information about a committee or working group, please contact the chair.

CAUDIT Members Meeting Program Committee

Purpose:  Under the direction of the CAUDIT Executive Committee, the Program Committee takes carriage of two consecutive Members Meetings - The Spring Members Meeting and the Austumn Members Meeting the following year and is tasked with developing a robust agenda of topical speakers and themes relevant to CAUDIT Member representatives.   Specifically the Committee will:

  • propose and recommend to the CAUDIT Executive Committee, in advance, the themes of their two meetings
  • identify agenda topics relating to the themes
  • draft the meeting agenda
  • identify and invite appropriate speakers (member and industry) within budget
  • identify and invite appropriate vendor case studies
  • introduce speakers and facilitate sessions during the meetings

2020 Autumn Members Meeting:

Role

Member

Institution

Member - No committee

Anne Kealley

CAUDIT

Member - No committee

Chelsea Cannedy

CAUDIT

2020 Spring Members Meeting:

Role

Member

Institution

Chair

Niranjan Prabhu

Australian Catholic University

Member

Chelsea Cannedy

CAUDIT

Member

Craig Warren

Deakin University

Member

Adrian Dillon

University of Tasmania

Member

Zoran Sugarevski

Victoria University

Updated 11/08/2020


CAUDIT Benchmarking Advisory Committee

Purpose: First established in 2014 the CAUDIT Benchmarking Committee is tasked to provide advice and guidance to CAUDIT and the CAUDIT Director Analytics and Strategic Initiatives, on all aspects of the CAUDIT benchmarking system, its coverage and processes to produce and disseminate quality and timely information to service the immediate and future requirements of CAUDIT and its members in alignment with CAUDIT strategic objectives as set out by the CAUDIT Executive

Membership:

Role

Member

Institution

Chair

Paul Sherlock

University of South Australia

General Member

Stef Batts-Cirilli

University of Canberra

General Member

Michael Grant

Murdoch University

General Member

Jeff Murray

University of Tasmania

General Member

Paul Sheeran

The University of Queensland

General Member

Ann Walters

University of Newcastle

General Member

Tony Shih

The University of Auckland

General Member

Pat Gould

Charles Darwin University

Ex Officio

Steven Wojnarowski

CAUDIT

Ex Officio

Anne Kealley

CAUDIT

Updated 17/08/2020


CAUDIT Strategic Procurement Committee

Purpose:  First established in 2012, the CAUDIT Strategic Procurement Committee is tasked with providing advice and guidance to the Director Strategic Procurement (DSP) and the Executive Committee in achieving CAUDIT’s strategic objectives, taking into consideration the needs of members, the CAUDIT Strategic Plan and objectives given by the CAUDIT Executive Committee.

Membership:

Role

Member

Institution

Chair, Executive Representative

Vito Forte

Edith Cowan University

General Member

Chris Anderson

Queensland University of Technology

General Member

Lisa Burley

RMIT University

General Member

Jonathan Churchill

James Cook University

UPH IT Executive Group

Simon Howard

Adelaide University

UPH IT Executive Group

Luke Walford

Southern Cross University

UPH IT Executive Group

Anna Cakal

Monash University

UPH IT Executive Group

Anthony Wishart

Murdoch University

NZ Representative

Mark Calwell

University of Otago

USLC Representative

Jeff Stafford

Griffith University

Ex Officio

Steve Johnston

CAUDIT

Updated 10/08/2020


AHECS Executive Steering Committee

CAUDIT is leading a partnership of AARNetAusCERTREANNZ and AAF to help CAUDIT members adopt appropriate risk profiles and countering ever-increasing cybersecurity threats and in doing so, help safeguard the intellectual property and reputation of Australasia’s universities.

AHECS’s purpose is to proactively help safeguard the intellectual property and reputation of Australasia’s universities through:

  • working together in a trusted community, delivering economies of scale
  • coordinating and leveraging existing resilient services
  • delivering new fit-for-purpose services
  • maturing sector cybersecurity capabilities – people, processes, technology
  • bringing privacy and information management together

AHECS services include provision of:

  • training to improve the cybersecurity posture and capability of AHECS stakeholders
  • benchmarking, health checks, maturity assessments
  • good practice guides, advocacy, advice
  • threat intelligence
  • target events
  • facilitation of collaboration and security services

In addition to the direct provision of support, CAUDIT performs a valuable coordinating and advisory role, working together in a trusted community, delivering economies of scale and helping mature sector cybersecurity capabilities – people, processes, technology.

CAUDIT members prioritised this initiative for implementation in 2018. A Director, Cybersecurity Program commenced in January 2020 to drive the program of work.

AHECS Executive Steering Committee Members:

Role

Member

Institution

Chair

Anne Keallley

CAUDIT

Member

Scott Sorley

University of Southern Queensland

Member

Thomas King

Griffith University

Member

Jason Mangan

University of Auckland

Member

Craig Warren

Deakin University

AARNet

David Wilde

AARNet

AARNet Backup

Angus Griffin

AARNet

AusCERT

David Stockdale

AusCERT (UQ)

AusCERT Backup

Mike Holm

AusCERT (UQ)

REANNZ

Dianna Taylor

REANNZ

REANNZ

Neil Fenemor

REANNZ

Updated 17/08/2020

AHECS Operations Group Members:

Role

Member

Institution

Chair

Greg Sawyer

CAUDIT

Member

Niranjan Prabhu

ACU

Member

Tim Lane

Griffith University

Member

Fadi el Jafari

Deakin University

AARNet

Dave O'Loan

AARNet

AARNet Backup

James Ng

AARNet

AusCERT

Mike Holm

AusCERT (UQ)

AusCERT Backup

Geoff Thonon

AusCERT (UQ)

REANNZ

Neil Fenemor

REANNZ

REANNZ Backup

Kerry Milestone

REANNZ

AAF

Bradley Beddoes

AAF

Updated 07/09/2020


CAUDIT Membership Category Review 

Purpose:  As CAUDIT receives membership applications from organisations that do not sit in the current eligible membership categories, the Membership Category Review Working Group was established late 2019, to review these categories.

Membership:

Role

Member

Institution

Member

Scott Sorely

University of Southern Queensland

Member

Kerry Holling

Western Sydney University

Member

Kerrie Campbell

Flinders University

Member

Anne Kealley

CAUDIT

Support

Larissa Denham

CAUDIT

Updated 17/08/2020