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Jez Clement, CISSP, CISA, CISM & ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, MSc

Jez is an experienced, pragmatic and highly-driven information security professional. I have extensive knowledge of the industry gained from working in the software & services, financial services and professional services sectors, as well as public sector IT in the UK and Australia. He is CISSP, CISA, CISM & ISO 27001 Lead Auditor qualified, and also holds a MSc. in IT.

In the last fifteen years Jez has focussed on information security strategy, architecture and governance. He has held various management, strategy, and technical roles during my career. In his last role within the UK he was responsible for security leadership, strategy, architecture & information security compliance activities as the head of the IT security group within a large City financial services firm with over 100 offices across the UK. Prior to that he was responsible for guiding and assessing the information security activities of member firms within PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) African & Middle East regions.

Jez is a member of several professional bodies, including the ISSA, AISA, British Computer Society and ISACA. He was the Director of Mentoring for the UK chapter of the ISSA for several years and also previously worked closely with members of the London Local Government IT security community.

In addition to previous posts, we'd like to share this news:

The board is now seven member members strong and planning to meeting before the end of 2017. Why? Behind the scenes, the board meets regularly, usually just prior to the bi-monthly member meetings. We discuss possible upcoming speakers, digest any new updates from the (ISC)2 globally such as new learning resources for members, as well as attempt to prioritise chapter initiatives to enrich member experience.

It's too early for the great reveal, but we've been long conscious of the need for a proper web site. We've looked at other Chapter web sites and check in with the central (ISC)2 board and we have a draft web site. There are a few more refinements to undertake before we launch. Watch this space.

The implementation of the yet-to-be-launched web site had us using Trello to manage the sprints/development. The board has extended Trello use to board member tasks, to hopefully allow us to focus on initiatives that provide value. While our Trello board is limited to just the seven directors, we thought our use of it is worth a mention.

An Asia Pacific chapter leadership meeting was held on 7/12/17 with 32 attendees from various countries and (ISC)2 regional executive management. The Melbourne Chapter was well represented at this Skype virtual meeting. Previously these meetings were face-to-face in one country, presenting a financial challenge for chapters wanting to attend but having now revenue to fund the journey.

We've been planning to hold our next members' meeting on 16 January 2018. The venue is locked in and we are trying finalise the speaker. This has presented logistical challenges given we are so close to the quiet time of the year and it's been difficult to get into potential speakers' diaries. Watch out for the invite!


Ben has more than seven years of information security experience across a number of industries, including the telecommunications, legal, retail, health, insurance, and energy sectors. Ben brings highly developed analytical skills and a solid blend of technical skills and business acumen to his experience in the security industry.

Ben is an alumni of Stratsec and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and more recently has contributed to Hivint’s growth from 3 to 43 people in less than 3 years, generating 720% and 1,282% growth (per the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia) in its 2nd and 3rd year of operation, and winning the Victorian Telstra business Awards in 2017.

Ben has a Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) degree from RMIT University, is a SABSA Chartered Security Architect (SCF), holds the CISSP, GSEC certifications, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).