Stefanie Luhrs

Stefanie Luhrs

Special Counsel - Clyde & Co

Stefanie is a Special Counsel specialising in cyber incident response, data protection, IT liability, D&O and professional insurance lines.

She regularly works on domestic and international cyber claims involving data breaches, regulatory investigations, mandatory notification laws, recovery actions and incident response.

She has acted as breach coach, privacy counsel and coverage counsel in a range of incidents including high profile data breaches, denial of service attacks, ransomware and business email compromise and fraud incidents. She also regularly advises clients in relation to their privacy compliance and cyber incident readiness and resilience.

More broadly, her practice involves defending litigated and non-litigated claims in complex multi- party financial and D&O disputes. She also acts for a range of professionals, financial services firms, construction professionals and technology companies in multi-million dollar disputes and regularly advises insurers on complex coverage issues.

Guillaume (Gui) Noé

Guillaume (Gui) Noé

Executive Director CyberSecurity - KordaMentha

Gui is a cyber security advisor & business leader. Passionate about technology, security & privacy and assisting organisations thrive in competitive, disrupted and threatened environments. 20+ years of experience across security technology development, security solutions delivery, security advisory and building, leading and growing security practices.

Stan Gallo

Stan Gallo

Partner, Forensic Services and leader BDO Australia’s Forensic Technology practice

Stan Gallo is an experienced investigator, former Detective and recognised court expert in the area of forensic technology. Stan has held national and global leadership roles in the provision of both Forensic Technology and Cyber Incident Response services. Stan regularly taps into a global talent pool to stay at the forefront of the technology evolution and its application in the security, corporate, litigation and regulatory environments.  A highly regarded risk management specialist, Stan combines his unique insights, traditional investigative skills and forensic technology expertise to bring a different perspective to clients looking to minimise risk and align Governance, Risk and Compliance programs with their strategic objectives. 

Graham Pease

Graham Pease

Detective - Queensland Police Service

Graham is currently an 18 year veteran of the Queensland Police Service and has worked in a variety of investigative and specialists roles as an appointed Detective. Drawing on a lifelong passion for technology, he joined Argos, Queensland’s specialist online child exploitation investigation unit, and spent the majority of the next 13 years building experience in all areas of online crime. He was a founding member of the darknet team and has led successive investigations into darknet forums, which ultimately led to the identification, taking over, and dismantling of 12 darknet forums, resulting in thousands of arrests globally. Leveraging those skills he was a founding member and key architect of the states Online Counter Terrorism Unit, as part of a tri agency partnership with federal bodies.  Graham then returned to Cybercrime to lead the development of the state’s Cybercrime training package and Cyber hub. He has presented as a guest expert on darknet and Cybercrime at the European Law Enforcement Cooperation Group (2016), Internet Crimes Against Children Conference, Dallas (2015 and 2018). Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) Cybercrime Workshop Singapore (2017), Young Presidents Group Washington DC (2020) and the National Proceeds of Crime Conference (2021).

Chris Howard (Moderator)

Chris Howard (Moderator)

Manager Risk and Compliance at Sunwater Limited

Chris has specialised in management, investigations and operations across a range of agencies and businesses, and is currently the Manager of Risk and Compliance at Sunwater Limited.

Chris’s experience has been developed through practical learning and further tertiary studies through an MBA and as graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chris has held positions with the Queensland Police Service, Treasury Department, Federal Workplace Health and Safety Regulator (Comcare), ASIC, QSuper, Insurance Australia Group and Bank of Queensland. In addition, Chris has achieved the designation of Detective, is a Certified Project Manager, a certified AML/CTF specialist, Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and is the Vice President for the Certified Fraud Examiners (Brisbane Chapter).

ACFE Brisbane Chapter Expert Panel:

Cyber – How to protect your organisation 

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In light of the recent Optus and Medibank breaches we can see clearly how the impact of cyber breaches extends far beyond the initial response to the incident. A number of other aspects need to be considered in the investigation of a cyber breach and this can include risk of fraud to affected individuals. As this landscape changes so rapidly organisations and investigators need to be considering what expertise is needed both pre, during and post a cyber incident. This expertise is both technical, legal and operational.

In our next ACFE Brisbane Chapter event we are very lucky to have a panel of experts talking to various considerations organisations should be thinking about when looking to mitigate and responding to cyber incidents. 

 Our panel will consist of:

  • Stefanie Luhrs – Special Counsel (Clyde & Co)
  • Guillaume (Gui) Noé – Executive Director CyberSecurity (KordaMentha)
  • Stan Gallo – Partner, Forensic Services and leader BDO Australia’s Forensic Technology practice (BDO)
  • Graham Pease – Detective (Queensland Police Service)
  • Chris Howard – Manager Risk and Compliance at Sunwater Limited (Moderator)

This is not an event to miss and I would encourage all members to attend out last event for the ACFE Brisbane Chapter in 2022! Attendees will also be welcome to join us for networking and drinks at the conclusion of the panel presentation. 

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022

Venue:  KordaMentha office, Level 14, 12 Creek Street Brisbane (Hybrid event)

Virtual Access: Hosted through WebEx – Logon details to be emailed to member after payment received and processed.

Time: Please arrive from 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start. Panel presentation to finish at 6.30pm followed by networking and drinks.

Cost (in Person): ACFE Member $20, Non-Member $25.

Cost (virtual attendance): ACFE Member $20, Non-Member $25.

Registration: Registration for the event is through eventbrite.  (Please ensure you check your email is correct upon registration).