Co-founder and Director of SAM for Compliance, Tony is very well known in the IT industry after forty four years, with twenty six of those being in the cybersecurity sector. He is a Global Cyber Alliance Ambassador and a Fellow of New Zealand's Institute of IT Professionals.
Tony is New Zealand's Convenor on the International Standards Organisation SC27 Information Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Standards Committee. In this role, he holds New Zealand's vote on the progression and final approval of these Standards.
Tony is a regular contributor to the Centre for Internet Security CIS Controls and its supporting companion guides. He is a CIS Controls Ambassador and regularly speaks at cybersecurity events across the world.
Tony has considerable experience in cybersecurity auditing and standards compliance with a particular focus on local government and small/medium enterprise risk mitigation.
Joseph (Joe) Dalessandro, MS, has extensive experience and qualifications in Information Security, Risk, and Audit, in a career spanning over 20 years.
Joe has worked around the world in roles in both Information Security and Internal Audit and spent four years in Australia with a large US financial institution setting up their first Internal Audit department outside the USA, where he then served as Global Head of Internal Audit for the Asia-Pacific region covering Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Joe is currently Head of Security and Technology Audit and Audit Data Analytics for an Australian corporation. He also does private consulting and teaches cybersecurity concepts, including cyber risk, crisis response and technical security audit in the Graduate programs at Tulane University and Brandeis University.
Joe is a Senior Member (MACS Snr) and Certified Cybersecurity Professional with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) where he also serves on the Technical Advisory Board for Cybersecurity.
Jackie started working with computers as a computer operator back in 1977. She is the Managing Director of SAM for Compliance Ltd. She designed and developed the SAM for Compliance system in 2016 and is the architect of the system's compliance frameworks.
Jackie spent 14 years working in local government in IT as a systems operator and system administrator, and latterly as IT Manager. During this period she served for over 10 years on the ALGIM Committee, holding the office of President in 2000.
From 2004 she has worked in the area of policy and compliance and developed a comprehensive policy system which was sold globally. Jackie continues to develop new frameworks for implementation within SAM for Compliance and, in conjunction with ALGIM, she developed the Local Government Cybersecurity Programme which was launched in 2018.
Her name is Polish and means black. She is the company mascot, work supervisor and paw-code writer. Please be assured all paw-code has been identified and removed during testing processes