Mat Hannan

Mat has 20+ years experience in the security industry and has previously been a sworn Police Officer,  the partner in charge of BDO Australia’s Management Consulting – Technology Advisory Services and lead KPMG’s (South Australia) Security, Privacy and Continuity practice.  Mat has been responsible for a variety of projects providing information security, IT disaster recovery and Risk Management advice to many organisations across a range of industries throughout Australian and globally.

Examples of his experience include:
· Technical security assessments of tertiary education, retail banking, government, outsourced payroll provision and numerous other websites and supporting infrastructure
· The development, implementation and review of ISMS’ and risk management methodologies, and performance of risk assessments for banking and financial services clients, mining, energy and infrastructure clients and both South Australian and Commonwealth government  agencies
· The completion of numerous Business Continuity Management and IT DR review and health-checks across a range of industries including energy, financial services, government and manufacturing
· Leading numerous forensic investigations both in Australia and internationally
· Leading an internal audit of IT DR planning for Rural Bank Ltd

Mat has previously been employed as the manager, Risk and Critical Infrastructure Protection for the SA government CTO, Information Security Strategist for DTEI and as a sworn officer of the Tasmanian Police Force.

Expertise summary
· Risk management
· Business Continuity
· Emergency Management
· Business analysis
· Strategic planning
· Change leadership
· Crisis management

Industry experience
· Government
· Banking and finance
· Defence
· Transport
· Education & training

Qualifications & memberships
· Master of Information Systems (University of Tasmania)
· Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania)
· Bomb Technician Level I Course (Tasmania Police)
· Criminal Investigation Training Program (Tasmania Police)
· Counter-Terrorism Operational Skills Enhancement Course (Australian Federal Government)
· Special Operations Group Selection Course (Tasmania Police)
· Company Directors Course (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Mat is a contributor to our Boardroom Bootcamp Course for the topic Governance: Cyber Security.

Contact Mat via LinkedIn.

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