Virginia Calegare
Formally educated in international conflict, counter-terrorism, intelligence, cyber warfare, nuclear criticality safety, knowledge and risk management, Virginia is an experienced Cyber Security adviser with a demonstrated work history in the military, government organisations (Critical Infrastructure) and the most diverse industries in the private sector.

As a Cyber Security Intel Lieutenant Officer in the Brazilian Navy, she was an integral part of the Navy’s Nuclear-Powered Submarine Project, heading the project’s InfoSec team.

Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, a Master's in International Security Studies and a master’s degree in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, with a specialisation in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. Virginia was recently awarded a cyber security prize for her research on “Internet of Things and Cyber Challenges to National Security”.

Virginia enjoy applying intelligence analysis techniques to all relevant themes in the fields of defense, politics and cyber security.

Since 2016 in Australia, Virginia has held GRC and Security Advisory roles at the Strategic level (vCISO) with well-known and well-loved Australian companies in Aviation, Maritime, Finance and Healthcare.

Virginia is passionate about security and frequently refers to herself as a “Sheepdog,” born to protect the good sheep in a world under constant attack of malicious bad wolves.

To the ultimately liable: SOAR for Compliance!

Definitions and Context: threats, incidents, SOAR (automation, orchestration & response), Liability in Security GRC

SOAR for executives and decision makers.

Less is more. Quality is better than quantity.

Compliance needs in the fields of Cyber Security, Privacy and IT

Vendors/Partners Requirements, Frameworks, Regulations, Legislations, Industry standards (NIST, GDPR, APRA, FIRB) and their controls/requirements around proactive vulnerability management and threat intelligence, timely and effective incident response and recovery + notification.

The 3 pillars of security: People, Processes and Technology

- How to adopt SOAR across the 3 pillars.
- Acknowledging the need and value of SOAR at the strategic level.
- SOAR from a vendor-agnostic prism.
- Policies, Standards and Playbooks for SOAR.
- Assurance: Rules and Config reviews.
- Understand the problems SOAR solves and how it solves the problem. How it speeds your compliance journey. How it can save you money.
- SOAR gives you contextualised intelligence and facilitates decision making.
- SOAR gives you visibility (metrics, measures, assurance).
- SOAR works on the Protect function, not only Detect. SOAR is intelligent, it learns a new threat from correlating data from evidence, past attacks, patterns and thwarts it.
- Your chances of successful incident detection and response will definitely SOAR ;)
- Integration with peers, digestion of intelligence feeds, centralised libraries, standardised formats for easy sharing.

SOAR automates and enhances processes, elevates your security maturity and gives you the tick for several compliance boxes.

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