Pathways into Defence Cyber

You are invited to a Defence cyber webinar

Title: Pathways into Defence Cyber: How to prepare and pitch

Timings: Monday 07 September 2020, 0900-1100 (AEST)

Event Description

Australia’s defence cyber industry is growing quickly, and there are opportunities for Australian industry to help build Defence cyber capabilities.

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan recently announced a significant investment to grow both Australian Defence Force cyber capabilities and Australian cyber industry.

Join us for a two hour webinar to learn more about how to engage with Defence. Hear from Head of Information Warfare, Major General Marcus Thompson, and CEO Austcyber, Michelle Price, about how industry can provide solutions to the ADF to meet emerging threats and leverage opportunities.

Learn about Pathways into Defence from Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation
Mr Andrew Hodgkinson, including opportunities for Australian cyber companies. Listen in to the panel of leading cyber industry speakers including ADIESA Chair Ms Kylah Limmer to discuss experiences, lessons and opportunities on navigating and succeeding in Defence.

This event is targeted at Australian cyber-related companies interested in learning about Defence cyber industry opportunities, including how to engage with Defence. This is not a Defence project update. There will be opportunities to submit questions to our speakers in real time.

The schedule is attached, and may be subject to some minor changes due to the availability of our panel members.

Please click the link HERE for the schedule and event registration details (members only).

AGM 2019

Notice of the ADIESA Annual General Meeting was sent to all current members this week. A detailed agenda will be sent to all members closer to the date.

Nominations are now called from interested Association members who wish to nominate for election to the ADIESA board.

Three elected Board Members will step down at this AGM and an election will held to fill the vacant Board positions. A representative of any financial member of the Association is eligible to nominate and can self-nominate (but requires endorsement by a representative of the member organisation).

Only financial members of the Association are eligible to vote in these elections, which will be conducted at the AGM.

Members who wish to nominate a person to be a Director or to self-nominate must complete and return a nomination form to the Secretary at (also cc by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 19th November 2019.

If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the email addresses above.

The Cyber Defence Summit

What a wonderful day was had by all who attended the inaugural Cyber Defence Summit last week. Thank you to all our members and guests for actively contributing throughout the day. The willingness to collaborate was evident. Looking forward to keeping the conversations going through dedicated bimonthly focus groups before another all day event in 2020 !

What attendees had to say…

“It was certainly a great day, with great conversation from government and industry to solve some complex problems..Keep up the brilliant work !”

It was a real pleasure to be part of a genuinely collaborative conversation, around what is a critically important endeavour. Well done all !”

The conversations continued over dinner at Pialligo Estate

The Cyber Defence Summit – An ADF/Industry/Academia event – 31 October, 2019

Invitations to the Defence Cyber Summit went out to all current members last week. Registrations for the Summit and the dinner event following close October 15, 2019

From IWD:

‘Cyberspace is challenging our concepts of how we will fight future conflict.

We are only just coming to terms what it means for the Australian Defence Force. From the conduct of offensive cyber operations in a new warfighting domain, to the impact cyberspace has on the traditional physical warfighting domains, much less the impact of cyber security to our mission systems, platforms and operating technologies. The challenges we face are significant – from supply chain risk management, to growing a cyber-smart workforce.

This Cyber Defence Summit with Industry and Academia aims to bring together a collective brains-trust to workshop the future, and examine the problems we face. This is not a Defence project update. This is a chance to be part of what is intended will become an annual event to tackle how Defence deals with Cyber, and anticipate emerging threats and opportunities.’

For further information or assistance, please contact Victoria Dixon-ADIESA Board Secretariat.

Upcoming Events


 ADIESA and IWD Industry Engagement Day with dinner to follow.

October 31st 2019 at Fairbairn.

Further details regarding booking for this event will be announced shortly to all members.

MilCIS 12-14 NOV

The Chair of ADIESA Ms Kylah Limmer, has been invited to present a plenary session in the main hall on day three (14th November) at 9.45am. The Board is working through planning and will seek content input from Members over the coming weeks.



Late November 2019. Details to come




ADIESA facilitated Industry Opportunity for input to the (initial)
Joint Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) Planning Course
in Canberra on Wednesday,  07 November, 2018

The initial Joint Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) Planning Course runs 29 October – 09 November, 2018 at the ADF Tactical Data Link Authority building at 84-90 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick, ACT. The aim of the course is to provide the ADF with personnel who can plan and manage JEMSO and coordinate such activities with various agencies.

ADIESA members have been invited to provide input to the course on pm Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 followed by an opportunity for networking drinks with course attendees and other Commonwealth reps associated with the course.

To simplify the coordination and delivery of industry information to the course, and to minimise the risk of ‘hard selling’ to course participants (during ‘class-time’), the Commonwealth has requested that industry input is provided in the form of PowerPoint slides and/or video which will be facilitated by ADIESA Board member(s). The industry opportunity for networking drinks with course members will be through a social function (drinks and snacks) held immediately after this session of the course.

The learning objectives for this session of the course are as follows:

  1. Discuss Industry Capability to enable ADF JEMSO:
    1. Technologies that minimise EMS-dependent systems and network vulnerabilities, and actively prevent adversary systems from exploiting those vulnerabilities.
    2. Support operations in the EMOE and provide solutions for:
      1. Spectrum/Signature Management;
      2. Enhance Situational Understanding (SA + context, insight and analysis);
      3. Visualisation and Integration Tools and Technology;
      4. Non Kinetic Effects.

The classification level of this session of the course is up to SECRET. If required, material above UNCLAS may be sent on the DRN or DSN to the ADIESA POC Defence email address below.

Input to the course

On the downloadable PowerPoint file:

  1. slides 3-4 provide ‘context for industry’ and slides 5-6 ‘session learning objectives and scope’.
  2. please use the template at slide 7 (‘Content Slides’) to provide the information about your organisation’s product/service.
  3. Slide(s) and/or video content should not exceed the equivalent of 10 mins (if the total number of ADIESA member respondents exceed the total time available, The Board may need reduce each participants contribution, in consultation with the member).
  4. All information provided by members, shall be treated as ‘Industry Proprietary’ and must not exceed SECRET.

Click to download – 5.8 – ADEISA input to JEMSO PC PowerPoint

Networking opportunity:

  1. ADIESA members will have the opportunity to meet with course members immediately after the completion of this session.
  2. This informal networking event will be held at: Capital Brewing Co., Building 3, 1 Dairy Flat Rd, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609.
  3. Timing: 1800-1930.

Please provide input to the course session NLT COB Mon 02 Nov 18.
Please RSVP for the networking event by COB Mon 02 Nov 18.

ADIESA Board POC for input to the course, questions and RSVP is:

Mike Wagstaff (ADIESA Board Secretary) (for DRN and DSN)
Mobile: 0408 382 129

New SATCOM Focus Group set up

Dear ADIESA Members

On 12th September, we wrote to you advising of an upcoming SATCOM Industry Brief, the newly established SATCOM Focus Group, and Networking event.

On behalf of the Chair, Mr Sandy Taylor, please find attached our exclusive members only invitation to the Networking Drinks and Canapés event on 27th September to be held at the Boathouse. To reserve your place, please contact to ADIESA Spring Networking Drinks and Canapes.docx

This event has been timed to coincide with the recently advised Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS) Project Office Industry Brief on Friday 28th September. You can find the details on how to register for the Industry Brief on

Your invitation to the networking event is open to all members, regardless of your intention to attend the Industry Brief.

A reminder to also place a calendar holder for the upcoming Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Focus Group on 17th October, which is a collaboration between the Department of Defence and ADIESA ably guided by Board Members Josh Polette and Alan Dyer.

On behalf of the ADIESA Board, I look forward to your active participation at the above events.

Kind regards

Kylah Limmer

ADIESA Deputy Chair


On 6 September 2018 the Chair of the ADIESA Board, Mr Sandy Taylor, announced the forming of the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Focus Group in conjunction with Australian Defence Organisation, Director General C4 Capability, Joint Capability Group.

The first SATCOM Focus Group meeting is scheduled for 17 October, 2018 in Canberra.

For further details click here.