Ajoy Ghosh

Chief Information Security Officer, iCare NSW

Honoured by AusCERT as one of three finalists for the 2015 AusCERT Awards, by ISC2 as Australia’s Senior IT Security Professional for 2009 and by ISACA for achieving the top score in the world for the CISA examination, Ajoy Ghosh has 20+ years experience in cyber security. After graduating as a Computer Engineer, he spent a number of years in various capacities in law enforcement, banking, consultancy and government.

Ajoy is the author of Standard Australia’s Handbook 171 Guidelines on the Management of IT Evidence and co-author of Handbook 231 Information Security Risk Management Guidelines (now ISO 27005). He advises a number of industry and government committees on cyber security and terrorism. He also lectures in cybercrime, computer evidence and cyber warfare to post-graduate law and international studies students.

Ajoy is an accredited assessor, under the Australian Signals Directorate’s Infosec Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), a Certified Information Security Systems Practitioner (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), an Australian Computer Society Certified Professional (ACS-CP) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

In 2016 Ajoy was appointed by the Governor of NSW to the Board of St John Ambulance, serving the homes, workplaces and public gatherings of NSW. He also serves as an Instructor of Cadets for the Australian Army Cadets.