About

Welcome to ISACA Melbourne Chapter!

As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.  Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.

ISACA has more than 200 chapters established in over 180 countries worldwide providing members education, resource sharing, advocacy, professional networking and a host of other benefits on a local level. 

ISACA Melbourne Chapter was established in 1980 and has over 1,000 members.

Our Melbourne Chapter provides monthly professional development sessions, training on our frameworks and study/ review sessions for all our four core certification exams, and helps to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the Melbourne area.

This chapter is run by volunteers who are ISACA members elected at the Chapter's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The Chapter highly encourages its member to actively participate and volunteer to the chapter.

President


John O’Driscoll

John O’Driscoll is Victoria's first Whole of Government Chief Information Security Officer. He was appointed to the role in October 2017, where he created and leads the Cyber Safety Unit within DPC. His team’s mission is to create a “Cyber Safe Victoria”, and deliver Victoria’s Cyber Security Strategy to assess, monitor and respond to cyber security risks, as well as engaging with the government departments, interstate counterparts, Commonwealth and private sector experts to deliver a resilient and cohesive cyber security environment.

John has over 30 years’ experience in information technology, with a focus on cyber security in financial services and the public sector. He was previously the Senior Manager, Information and Technology Risk at ANZ. He has a keen interest in growing and promoting cyber skills and has lectured in IT Risk and Security related topics at tertiary institutions including Swinburne, RMIT, Deakin and UTS universities.
John is a Board member for the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, Melbourne JCSC (Joint Cyber Security Centre), and University of Melbourne Academic Centre for Cyber Security Excellence. John is also a recently appointed Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).


Secretary


Wayne Tufek

As a Director of CyberRisk, Wayne works with a diverse number of clients from national household brands to small businesses, providing advice on how to secure their information and information systems and how to manage their risk effectively. Before CyberRisk, he formulated pragmatic business-driven strategies to establish, execute and improve cyber risk management in ASX listed companies and some of Australia’s largest organisations across the public sector, Big 4, financial services, consumer products, education, and retail sectors. Wayne brings practical hands-on experience leading security functions and successfully uplifting security maturity and capability, all the while managing budgets, resource constraints, and stakeholder expectations. He is frequently asked to present at security conferences and events in Australia and internationally, including the Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference, AusCERT, RSA APJ, ISC2 Security Congress, AISA, SACON, and CeBit.

Research Director


Mike Trovato

As an outcome-oriented, internationally recognised cyber security, privacy, risk, and technology leader, Mike has served in board and executive roles to balance risk, investment, and compliance to protect value, brand, and reputation while driving innovation. He also invests in and qualifies innovative privacy and cyber security solutions. He is specialised in Financial Services, Government, Energy, Information, Communications, and Media Industries.

Currently he is Information Integrity Solutions, Managing Director; and Internal Consulting Group (ICG), Global Practice Leader Cyber Security. Former roles include EY Cyber Security Asia Pacific, Oceania, and FSO Practice Lead Partner; NAB Group, GM Technology Risk and Security; KPMG, Northeast US Partner Information Risk Management; Salomon Brothers, Senior Internal Auditor; and MasterCard International, Principal, Program Omni.

He is an AISA Board Director, an ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board Director, a Member of the National Standing Committee on Digital Trade and a Museum of Modern Art Heide Foundation Board Member.

Post-nominals: Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM); Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineering (CDPSE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Member Australian Information Security Association (MAISA), ICG Accredited Professional (ICGAP).

Certifications Director


Joseph Spiteri

Joseph is a Chartered IT Professional and has delivered beneficial outcomes in the areas of Service Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance for 30 years across Europe and Australia.

Joseph has achieved the top ITSMs certifications, along with the ISACA - CISA and CGEIT credentials. Joseph is an approved CITP by the BCS, and Board Director on the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, having held the role of Professional Development Director between 2016-2020, and currently serving as Certifications Director.

Joseph is an effective 'Game Changer', with a blend of disciplines which makes him a leading specialist, characterised by his depth of expertise and effective approach. His passion, fresh approach, humour, and ability to relate effectively to a range of actors, from CxOs through all levels of staff, makes Joseph, an effective, high-value advisor.

Professional Development Director


Suzanne Dyke

Suzi is a security, governance and risk specialist with over 25 years’ experience. She has worked in IT, Standards, Risk and Security, with a focus on delivering business value, aligning governance to business strategy and managing risk.
A strong advocate of Cyber Awareness, having delivered an award winning, global, enterprise security training program for Telstra, she has presented at All Day DevOps and is a founding member of the Melbourne DevSecOps Day Organising Committee

Suzi is on the board of Moreland Community Gardens and is the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Professional Development Director

Marketing & Communications Director


Melroy Vanlangenberg

Melroy is a data professional with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He commenced his career in software development with a focus on Data Management and specialized in data strategy, architecture, risk, privacy, machine learning based fraud analysis and data governance.

Melroy maintains a keen passion working with data in creating business value by enhancing organizational value chain capabilities. He has been involved in many pivotal digital transformation and analytics projects across the globe. His research interest’s include customer churn modelling and data monetization.