Cecily Rawlinson

Cecily Rawlinson

WA Cyber Security Innovation Hub

Cecily Rawlinson was appointed in July 2021 as Director of the WA AustCyber Innovation Hub, recently rebranded as CyberWest.

Cecily is a human-centred design practitioner and is passionate about using design thinking to unlock the creative potential of stakeholders and unlikely innovators. She led the CIVICUS team that facilitated the co-design and establishment of 7 regional innovation hubs around the world, launching the Innovation for Change network in 2015. Working with Innovation for Change allowed Cecily to hone her innovation skills and to witness firsthand the global demand for cyber security awareness and training.

Prior to joining CIVICUS, Cecily began her career at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) andworked at DCAF -Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance.

Cecily holds a Master’s in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Speaker agenda

4:25 pm

Cyber security threats (and opportunities?) in Australia's energy sector


Electricity supply is a key for all modern economies, supporting a range of critical services including health care, the internet and transportation. The secure supply of electricity is therefore of paramount importance.  

Digitalisation is helping transform the electricity system bringing many benefits for businesses and consumers but, at the same time, increased connectivity and automation which could raise risks to cybersecurity and the threat of cyberattacks.  

Cecily Rawlinson will share key insights on the threats and opportunities cyber security presents in the Australian energy sector.

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