BSides Melbourne Review Board

BSides Melbourne are honoured to have the following security professionals on our 2020 Review Board.

Samm MacLeod

Samantha is an accomplished business technology risk and security executive with more than 20 years’ experience. As Chief Information Security Officer at AGL, Samantha is the company’s most senior information security executive, and is responsible for aligning the Information Security strategy with business strategic initiatives and safeguarding AGL’s data and assets. Previously, Samantha was the General Manager Cybersecurity with ME Bank and the Director of Technology Risk Solutions (ASPAC) with GE Capital (US).  Samantha is recognised for her creative and non-traditional approaches to security and is passionate about people, leadership, and building security teams aligned to digital and rapidly changing businesses.  She advocates for innovative thinking to support corporate strategies through enablement, risk management, and governance, and has a proven track record delivering information risk management programs across many areas of technology, including security, privacy, and regulatory compliance.  Samantha serves on advisory, not-for-profit, and academic boards of various organisations.

Lukasz Gogolkiewicz

​Lukasz is the Head of Assurance at Context Information Security and one of the co-founders of TuskCon, Australia’s most disorganised conference on the beach. He regularly presents at various conferences around Australia and New Zealand and when he isn’t herding pentesters, you can find him building something useless in his woodworking shop.

OJ Reeves

​OJ is a security nerd based on the Sunshine Coast. Most of the time he can be found scrambling around on rocks and streaming technical failures live to viewers on the Internet. When he’s not doing these things, he runs a consultancy that specialises in Attack Simulations. He has been a committer to Metasploit since 2013, a Corelan team member since 2015, and thinks that giving back to the community is one of the most important things he can (and should) do.

Julian Berton

Julian is an Application Security Engineer at SEEK, organiser of and a chapter lead of the OWASP Melbourne chapter. He also regularly gives talks aimed to educate security and technology professionals. A few recent presentations have been at NDC Sydney, TConf, DDD Melbourne, CrikeyCon, OWASP AppSec Day, OWASP Melbourne and Node.js meetups.​

Dr Joanna Dalton

Joanna has over 13 years of experience in cyber forensics and incident response and has acted as an expert witness for the Supreme, County and Family courts.  She is currently a Director at Forensic IT, where she specialises in network forensics and spends the majority of her time investigating and quantifying notifiable data breaches.  She types fast, runs slow, and eats network logs for breakfast.  Unfortunately she’s not the useful kind of doctor (unless you’ve been breached). 

Rob Smith

Rob has been in the security industry for nearly 20 years. He has had a wide range of roles, experiences and skills – including consulting, penetration testing, architecture, strategy and now runs Red & Blue Teams for a major Australian bank. He loves mixing the offensive to drive the defensive.

Phil Young

Soldier of FORTRAN is a Mainframe Security Researcher with a large financial institution. Both professionally and in his spare time he works to educate people about the mainframe platform (z/OS) and the enterprises’ critical dependence on this product. His initial research began due to his concern of his perceived imbalanced reliance on the platform yet the utter lack of open discussion by cybersecurity experts about it. In his travels he has encountered all types of poorly configured environments and has spoken out publicly about his concerns. He has spoken at multiple conferences including SHARE, DEFCON, BlackHat, GSE Europe, etc. In his spare time he enjoys retro gaming with his two sons and making ANSI art.

Ricki Burke

Ricki Burke is the Director of CyberSec People, one of Australia’s most respected and fastest-growing Cyber Security talent partners. Ricki is heavily involved in the security community, attending conferences, meetups and proud to have been involved in co-organising the AllSec meetup, co-host of That Security podcast, co-organiser of a mentoring program as well as speaking at a number of BSides conferences.​