Jacqui Loustau – is the Founder and Executive Manager for the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN).
She is a cybersecurity expert, with over 2 decades of experience in IT and Information Security. She has worked on large projects internationally across a wide range of security domains and in cybercrime. She is passionate about security and collaborating with others to drive innovation and change within industry. This includes educating small businesses and individuals on improving their cybersecurity practices. She has written a number of white papers and contributed to books, podcasts, webinars and is regularly requested to speak at industry events.
As the Founder of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) since 2015, she has been working on several initiatives to connect, support and inspire more talent from all industries and diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in security and to stay. For this work she has received several awards including global recognition as an IFSEC top influencer #9 for security thought leadership (2018), AUSCERT Information Security Excellence (2021), AISA 2016 Diversity in Cybersecurity, ISACA Oceania CACS 2018 Women in Technology Leadership, 2019 Best Volunteer winner and Highly commended for IT Security Breaker.
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