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How do you take practical steps to address cyber threats facing your organisation without being an expert in technology?

This workshop’s designed to demystify cyber risk and build your ability to manage this risk in collaboration with your IT and information management specialists.

This interactive session will provide risk practitioners with an overview of government expectations, the Essential 8 mitigation strategies and how to use the popular bow tie tool to visualise these risks. The workshop will also cover the Victorian Government Cyber Maturity Benchmark and using the Benchmark in your organisation.

This is an interactive online workshop where you’ll be invited to engage in quizzes, polls and small group discussions. At times, you may be asked to switch on your camera and microphone to participate. To fully participate in this session, please log in via a laptop or desktop computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari as your browser.

This offering was formerly titled Cyber Resilience Foundations. If you’ve previously attended this workshop, there may be an overlap in content

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Increase your awareness of government expectations around cyber risk
  • Assess your organisation’s baseline IT security maturity using the Essential 8
  • Use a bow tie diagram to visualise and identify cyber risks


This session’s beneficial for public sector professionals with a risk and governance background who have limited exposure to IT. We also encourage IT specialists to attend to look at cyber from a business perspective.

What's next

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Clicking the registration button will redirect you to an external website to sign up. Once you've successfully registered, you'll receive a confirmation email. Make sure you add the event to your calendar.



Teresa Riccio

Teresa Riccio-Goodwin, Client Learning Facilitator

I’ve spent my professional career working within various facets of risk management and internal audit. I am a globally qualified internal auditor, and furthering my studies in Risk Management with the Risk Management Institute of Australasia. I enjoy working within risk management and internal controls, this is translated into my friendly approach to tasks and working collaboratively with people to add value to the risk and audit function.

If you have any questions or need some assistance, please reach out to - we look forward to connecting with you.

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