Kieran Jacobsen

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell Azure Automation security devops devsecops

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bank Grade Security

Banks and financial services providers love to make some big claims when it comes to the security of their products and networks. The truth is, the phrase "bank grade security" has become an oxymoron. Many institutions have failed to implement basic security controls, least to keep ahead of security curve. Yet we continue to place considerable trust in them, and put up with security controls that are counter-productive, all to maintain the theatre of security.

This session will look at some of Australia's largest institutions. With simple tools we will make some of our own assessments on how well they secure their networks.


Kieran Jacobsen

Head of Information Technology at Telstra Purple. Microsoft MVP. Conference junkie and speaker. Gay 🏳‍🌈. He/Him.

Kieran Jacobsen (he/him) is the Head of Information Technology at Telstra Purple and a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management. Kieran’s interests focus on automating processes and the integration of security processes within DevOps. Kieran describes himself as a jack-of-all-trades, and a keen explorer of technology. Kieran can be seen speaking at regular conferences including NDC Sydney, CrikeyCon and DDD Melbourne.

Kieran is the founder and maintainer of Planet PowerShell (https://planetpowershell.com) an aggregator of community written PowerShell content. Kieran writes on his blog Posh Security (https://poshsecurity.com). Kieran lives with his husband and cat in Melbourne, Australia.

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