Good Bots vs Bad Bots – Is Automated Cybersecurity Defense a Viable Option For Your Business?


Past ISACA Board Director, Garry Barnes presenting at CeBIT

Sophisticated cyber security defenses are increasingly in high demand as a cyber security attack is now viewed as an inevitability. Additionally massive breaches, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack, highlight the cost to businesses when not adequately prepared.

According to Gartner, by 2019, 40 per cent of large enterprises will require specialised, automated tools to meet regulatory obligations in the event of a serious information security incident. Cybersecurity governance expert and former ISACA board director, Garry Barnes, will be presenting at CeBIT about the business implications and benefits of automated cyber security defenses, including current technology being used and best practice implementation.

  • ISACA Speaking Session: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 2.30 pm
  • Topic: Automated Cybersecurity Defenses
  • Speaker: Garry Barnes, ISACA Board Director

About Garry Barnes
Garry Barnes has over two decades of experience in information security, assurance, risk management and IT governance. He has worked with organisations across many industries, including the public sector, banking, health, education and transport. His achievements include delivering multi-year security partnerships, implementing numerous business-aligned security strategies, overseeing risk management during a substantial banking transformation, guiding organisations through to ISO 27001 certification, and overseeing multiple compliance, assurance and security testing programs. During his tenure in the NSW State Government, Barnes founded and served as chairman and committee member on a government forum for information security management.

ISACA ( helps professionals around the globe realise the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organisations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 188 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organisations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organisations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.