The Australian Information Security Association (AISA), the country’s peak body for information and cyber security professionals, has announced that it will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for all members on Friday, 24 March 2017.
This decision by AISA’s newly appointed Board follows a petition for an EGM that was received in February. While this petition failed to meet the requisite number of signatures, the Board has elected to hold an EGM to remove ongoing uncertainty and allow AISA to turn its full focus towards the future.
“2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for AISA,” says Damien Manuel, Deputy Chair at AISA. “AISA’s annual National Conference is the foremost event in Australia’s cyber security calendar, and this year it is promising to be another sell-out event. We are excited to have secured an amazing list of global and local speakers, and our open call for papers will be released on 31 March 2017.”
AISA has also announced that its Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held one month earlier in November 2017 to improve member participation.
Mr Manuel says, “AISA plays a critical role in the development of a robust information security sector through its specific focus on building the capacity of cyber security professionals in Australia. We are supported by nearly 3,000 industry leaders and their engagement is vital to ensure that our decisions heading into 2018 reflect the interests of all AISA members.”
Along with this change in date, members will be provided three months’ notice of the AGM, rather than the standard one month. This will allow time for Board candidates to present at member briefing sessions, which will be held via webcast to enable candidates to connect with other AISA members on a national scale.
The EGM will be held in most states across Australia. Webinar facilities are being sought for those unable to attend in person and proxy voting forms are available for members unable to attend the EGM.
Further information on the upcoming EGM can be found here.
About the Australian Information Security Association
The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) is the peak body for information and cyber security professionals. AISA champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cyber security and safety of the Australian public as well as businesses and governments in Australia.