Working together - Cyber Security and Project Management Integration | May Chapter Event

Business Acumen


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In today's digital world, almost every project involves the use of technology and the internet, which exposes the project to a wide range of cyber threats, including data breaches, cyber-attacks, and ransomware. Cybersecurity threats can have a significant impact on a project's success and can result in reputational damage, financial losses, and legal implications. 

Project managers have a critical role to play in ensuring that their projects are secure and protected from cyber threats hence having a good understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices to ensure that the project's data and systems are protected from unauthorized access and cyber threats. This includes ensuring that all team members follow organisations' security standards and practices, follow secure coding practices, implement security protocols and measures, and monitor the project's security status throughout its lifecycle.

In summary, project managers and cyber security are interconnected because project success depends on implementing effective security measures and protocols. Project managers must work closely with cybersecurity experts to ensure their projects are secure and protected from potential cyber threats, which can result in significant financial and reputational damage if left unchecked. 



Challenge your understanding of Project Manager and Cyber Security, and gain insights and guidance to help you:

  • Demystify cyber security and decode the cyber and project management jargon 
  • Establish a shared language between Project Managers and Security teams to foster effective communication. 
  • Collaborate with the Security team to manage cyber risk through the project life cycle. 


Speaker Introduction


Naveen Gupta

Senior Project Manager - Cyber Security

Naveen is a Program & Project Manager working with large-scale Cyber Security projects and programs. He has over 25 years of IT experience and has worked across multiple countries, cultures, technologies and industries. He is also a PMI-certified Program Manager (PgMP) and Project Manager (PMP). 

Prior to working on Cyber Security projects, he delivered technology solutions including Big Data, Analytics, BI, Data Warehouse, Master Data Management, Data Governance, Privacy & Compliance, Legacy Decommissioning and Platform upgrades using various project management methodologies.

He currently works with Griffith University as a Cyber Security Project Manager and prior to Griffith, he worked with Tabcorp, Suncorp Group, BOQ, Equifax Australia, Virgin Australia and Super Retail Group. 

Before moving to Australia in 2013, he performed various roles such as Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager and Delivery Manager for companies like Bank of America, Citi Bank and Aon Hewitt and worked in various countries including India, US, UK, Singapore and Malaysia. 



Bruce Large

Operational Technology Cyber Security Team Leader at Power Link

Bruce has 15 years of experience working with IT and Operational Technology (OT) in network, telecommunications and system engineering roles. Bruce has worked in Electricity Generation & Transmission, Railway, Aviation, Emergency Services and Consulting industries. Bruce considers himself a security architecture enthusiast as well as an infrastructure tourist.   

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Foundation Chartered SABSA Architect (SCF), holds the GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID) certificate, an ISA/IEC 62443 Expert, and has attended Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security training at QUT.   

Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) First Class Honours and a Master of Business (Applied Finance) with Distinction from QUT.  



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Event:Chapter Event

PMI Talent TriangleBusiness Acumen

Event Date:25 May 2023

Event Time:17:30 to 20:00

Registration Close Date: 25 May 2023 at 18:00

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