Cyber Security webinar

2 September 2020

Speakers from NexSys IT, Cythera and Planned Cover discuss how you can take control of your cyber security in 2020.

This CPD webinar was held on 16 September 2020 and is now available for PURCHASE ON DEMAND.


Cyber crime costs the Australian economy $1 billion each year and there have been some widely publicised cyber security breaches in the media in the last few months, including well-known companies such as Lion, Toll Group and even ASIO. There has been an 80% increase in the rate of sensitive information and data loss since 2019. With COVID-19 sending many people to work from home, it’s important to consider how you are exposed.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a large or small practice – you can still be at risk from a range of attacks. This timely webinar about cyber security will demonstrate how you can take control and be prepared.

NexSys IT security services are powered by Cythera, who specialise in servicing small to mid-size businesses throughout Australia. Planned Cover has a wealth of knowledge about cyber insurance. Together, our speakers will present key insights to help you better prepare your practice for what’s coming next in cyber security. The webinar will cover the following elements and allow time for questions after the presentation.

  • Cyber Security in 2020
  • Examples of Cyber Incidents
  • Your responsibilities for Cyber Security
  • Cyber insurance
  • What you can do to be protected

Our Speakers

Craig Joyce, Co-founder and Director, Cythera

Craig is the co-founder and director of Cythera with over 25 years of IT network and security experience. Craig has helped build new businesses, grow others and assisted many individuals in building a successful career in IT. A member of the team that brought O2 Networks to life, he has spent most of his career helping customers solve tricky problems with technology, always with an eye on business outcomes. After Telstra purchased O2 Networks in early 2014, Craig became a director within Telstra’s cyber security business for 2.5 years before founding Cythera.

Sean Zare, CEO, NexSys IT

Sean Zare is the CEO and founding partner of holistic IT services provider, NexSys IT. NexSys provides ICT services to companies of all sizes throughout the AEC industries, across Australia and globally.

Having 10+ years of personal experience of supplying IT within the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing sectors, Sean’s unique approach to problem solving stems from the ability to understand both the technical and commercial sides of IT along with the risks and benefits it has to such organisations. As such, he has worked closely with his clients to assess their Cyber Security needs and implement both preventative and reactive measures to best ensure the safety of his clients from information, systems and financial perspectives.

Sean has been on panels for discussion of IT in the design environment, presented at many conferences and has a great sense of technology as it changes.

Laurence Gottlieb, Victorian State Manager, Planned Cover

Laurence is a lawyer by profession and has worked in corporate finance for different banks in South Africa before moving to Australia in 2002. Since then he has worked at different insurance brokerages and has had 18 years’ experience in professional risks, specialising in professional indemnity, cyber risks and management liability insurances. For the last 12 years Laurence has been the Victoria State Manager of Planned Cover, providing insurance placement and advice, risk management and claims management services, primarily to construction professionals.


Members $25
Non-members $40

*One ticket per attendee


Participation in this event will deliver one formal CPD point.

AACA Competency – Practice Management
Learning objectives

On completion of this webinar participants will understand:

  • Cyber Security in 2020
  • Why robust cyber security measures are important for firms within the built environment
  • What you can do to protect your business from data breaches
  • Your responsibilities for Cyber Security
  • Considerations for Cyber insurance

CPD questions for this webinar will be sent to attendees before the webinar and will also be accessible for download from the webinar platform. Please keep your receipt and completed questions for your records.


For more information, contact Katherine Ygosse.

M: 0413 520 548