I’m joined today by an amazing operator in the cyber space, Mandy Turner.

Mandy has had a diverse career ranging from musician, artist, fraud investigator, risk assessor, trainer & analyst. She currently works as a Senior Cyber Crime Analyst and, prior to this, she has held various roles in information security and investigations including security incident response, malware analysis, communications, and fraud investigator. 

In this episode, Mandy talks candidly about:

  • offering mentoring and support to cyber graduates to ensure they stay in this very important field;
  • the importance of data safety conversations, including educating and empowering users of technology to take control of their data (and its security);
  • cyber and privacy risks in the context of Smart Cities, including the importance of understanding “end user” behaviours and needs; and
  • the relevance of security-by-design (as complementary and analogous to privacy-by-design work).

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With more than nineteen years of specialist experience in the Australian Public Service, Mandy has expertise in information security, cybercrime in emerging technologies, risk assessment, digital forensics, cybercrime analysis and fraud investigation.

In her own time, Mandy volunteers at the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) as the Brisbane Branch Executive Chair, is the co-founder and Australian Director of Cyber Century Mentoring. She’s also an Adjunct Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland.

Mandy mentors students and those new to the infosec industry, speaks at conferences and events, has guest lectured at both University of Queensland and Griffith University and writes about cybercrime and security awareness.