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Stephen Burmester

Industry Security Advisor, IBM Australia
Stephen is IBM’s Industry Security Leader and having been a CISO himself prior to joining IBM, Stephen is a security subject matter expert across a number of Industry verticals. Stephen’s responsibility is to ensure security strategy and messaging input into all industry led solutions. Stephen is also responsible for liaising with the various IBM Industry teams and keeping them enabled and updated on the latest security market trends and solutions. Prior to joining IBM, Stephen was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the National eHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA) where he had responsibility for all information security and cyber activities for the National entity, as well as leading and managing the NEHTA Security practice. Stephen led the design team for establishing the Personally Controlled Electronic Healthcare Record for all Australians, as well as National Identifier and Authentication systems for the healthcare sector. Stephen's passion for digital identity and technology skills were also put to the test in leading the design for Australia's first smartcard drivers licence (Queensland) bringing together smartcard, PKI and facial biometric technologies for the transport sector. Stephen is a senior ICT Professional and Manager with over 20 years of cross industry experience in large and complex environments. He has also been an advisor to many CIO's across State and Commonwealth governments as well as the private sector. Stephen is an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and about to complete his ISC2 Certified Cloud Systems Professional (CCSP).

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