Cyber security expert Matthew Warren has been recognised for his services to the ICT industry by receiving the ACS President’s Award for Q4 2018.

Warren – now a Fellow – has been involved with ACS since 2006, when the Information Security Special Interest Group was first formed.

He currently holds three separate volunteer roles with ACS – convenor of the Cyber Security POD, chair of the Cyber Resilience Task Force and is a member of the Cyber Security Committee.

The cyber security groups that Warren is so heavily involved in have become a success among members in recent years, with many events selling out.

As well as his efforts organising events and sourcing speakers for his respective committee, he has also assisted ACS in a wider capacity, making a number of presenter appearances for ACS and commentating on papers and projects he has worked on.

For ACS Victoria, Warren has been able to engage regional members by assisting in the organisation of Geelong IT events and Regional Ballarat Forum.

Outside of ACS, Warren is a Professor of Cyber Security at Deakin University, where he has served as both the head of the School of Information Systems and associate head of the School of Information Technology.

Throughout his academic career he has authored or co-authored more than 300 books, book chapters, journal papers and conference papers.

Previously he has taken roles with the IFIP TC11 Council, the Australian Institute of Computer Ethics, the Australian Standards Committee and the International Advisory Committee.

He has also gained a PhD in Information Security Risk Analysis from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.