Wednesday 22 July 2020
Duration: 30 minutes
Presented by Assoc Prof Yvette Blount
• Build awareness in the technology and cyber-crime trends that impact your business
• Demystify the technical jargon and different types of cyber threats
• Learn how to leverage best practice to proactively lead and manage the security culture and practice within your business
Before her academic career, Assoc Prof Yvette Blount worked in senior management and consulting roles relating to information systems in the banking and IT sectors. Her areas of expertise include anywhere working (telework, telecommuting), cyber security governance and ethics, e-governance, the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, effective utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT) including social media and utilisation of ICT in learning and teaching.
Yvette Blount’s research program utilises multidisciplinary approaches to investigate how information systems are utilised to achieve organisational strategies and objectives including anywhere working. Assoc Prof Blount is a champion of the pillar: Work, Skills, Knowledge and Education in the Centre for Workforce Futures Research Centre in the Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. The pillar members research the changing workforce knowledge and skill needs in response to digital disruption (due to emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning, blockchain, cybersecurity, automation, Internet of Things) and their implications for the location of work, education, training and inter-generational resilience. Yvette Blount is also a member of the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub. She teaches on the Master of Cybergovernance and Management course that includes the units Cyber Security, Governance Frameworks and Ethics and Blockchain for Competitive Advantage.