Cyber Security Symposium - Sydney 30 May 2023

9:00am Tuesday, 30 May 2023
5:00pm Tuesday, 30 May 2023
MedTech Summit
Cliftons Sydney Margaret St
Level 13, 60 Margaret Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000


Many medical device manufactures and healthcare institutions are working independently and collaboratively to address vulnerabilities and threats within healthcare. Building innovative tools, allocating resources to advance cyber security is essential to not only protect medical devices and institutes but the patients that use them. It is an on-going and growing challenge for MedTech and a shared responsibility all stakeholders.

The event will bring together MedTech manufacturers, healthcare professionals, technical personnel, and risk and compliance professionals to reflect on the current healthcare and cyber security landscape. The program will also feature topics on:

  • learning from recent data breaches;
  • why cyber security should be seen as an investment, not a cost;
  • building a cyber community to protect healthcare; and
  • addressing future agendas on interconnectedness, interoperability, and proactive cyber risk management.


  • Access to all sessions  
  • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea 
  • Closing Reception & Networking including canapes & drinks  

Note: This is a face-to-face only. Placements are limited.


  • 8.30am – 9am: Registration opens. Arrival with tea and coffee.

  • 9am – 9.25am: Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome.

  • 9.25am – 10.15am: Session 1 Australia’s Healthcare Cybersecurity – State of the Nation. Learning from recent data breaches, what is our collective responsibility to people’s health through collaborative and collective efforts to raise the standard of data security? 

  • 10.15am – 10.30am: Session 2 MTAA Digital Health Event and White Paper. MTAA will present their sister Digital Health event and discuss the whitepaper on the Barriers, Opportunities and Solutions for Digital Health uptake in MedTech.

  • 10.30am – 11am: Morning Tea.

  • 11am – 11.45am: Session 3 Deterrence Beats Rollback – Why Cybersecurity is an investment, not a Cost. Health is now defined in Australia as “critical infrastructure”. Healthcare institutions need a mind shift to ensure they prioritise investment into digital security adherence, security by design, and business continuity planning. 

  • 11.45am – 12.30pm: Session 4 TBC

  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm: Session 5 Building a cyber community to protect healthcare. As information security is a shared challenge, collaboration among various healthcare institutions offers a path to improving standards of protection. How do we get there? 
  • 2.30pm – 2.45pm: Afternoon tea 
  • 2.45pm – 3.45pm: Session 6 The Future Agenda – interconnectedness, interoperability, and proactive cyber risk management. The list of issues to resolve for Australia to have “best of breed” cybersecurity management in health is long – procurement, incident response, governance, stakeholder partnerships. MedTech’s experience can be a potential model.  

  • 3.45pm – 5pm: Closing Reception & Networking, including canapes & drinks

Who should attend? 

This event is for business leaders as well as technical, risk and compliance teams who are responsible for mitigating the risks to patients and the healthcare institution. Cyber security is everyone’s business.

How much does it cost? 

Earlybird (expires 2 February 2023) - maximum discounted rate available. Will not be extended and no further discounts apply. 

  • $550 Inc. GST for Members
  • $715 Inc. GST for Non-Members
  • $550 Inc. GST for Government 

Full Registration (from 2 February 2023) 

  • $660 Inc. GST for Members
  • $858 Inc. GST for Non-Members
  • $660 Inc. GST for Government

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