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Brian Hay APM

Executive Director, Cultural Cyber Security Pty Limited 

Brian Hay has a rare blend of cyber security skills and business attributes. Long considered a Thought Leader in the world of cyber security he learned his craft not from the technical demands of the industry but rather by focusing on the activities of organised crime and cyber criminals and their impact upon victims of crime.

Having developed the security concept of the “Lifecycle of Cybercrime” he consults with key clients to understand their business strategies and assist the achievement of organisational objectives whilst improving security through people, culture, criminal intelligence and incident response readiness.

Brian possesses an excellent strategic mind and brings a wealth of cyber security experience. He has a proven record of partnering with industry and developing world leading innovative solutions and prevention strategies to difficult problems. As Lead CISO Advisor APAC, Security with Unisys he was responsible for managing and developing their Security Consulting business for Asia Pacific, while delivering operational and service excellence. 

Brian was also General Manager, Security for Dimension Data, Australia. Prior to this Brian was Detective Superintendent at Queensland Police, where he served 35 years. He was Commander of the Queensland Police Fraud & Cyber Crime Group, and since 2004, he worked extensively in the area of financial, identity and cybercrime. He was Chair of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s eCrime Working Group, a pivotal driver of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, and member of the Federal Attorney- General’s National Cybercrime Working Group.

In 2009 Brian was the recipient of an international award from McAfee for efforts in combating cybercrime and the recipient of the Australian Police Medal. In 2010 he was the recipient of the National AusCERT Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security. Brian has a Masters in Public Policy and Administration and was the former President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Brisbane Chapter). Brian is an industry renowned and sought- after cyber security evangelist, thought leader, public speaker and facilitator.



  • The Lifecycle of Cybercrime, CSO Online Publication

  • The Three Pillars of Excellence, CSO Online Publication

  • Overt Vs Covert, CSO Online Publica 

  • Mandatory Data Breach Disclosure, CSO Online Publication

  • Responding to organised payment card compromise and subsequent fraud, Brian Hay & Dr Julianne Webster, published 2014 journal, Griffith University

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