Corporate Espionage - presentation by the FBI, NBN Co and Australia Post - MELBOURNE **Lunchtime Session**

Australia Post, Level 10, 111 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mon 16 October 2017 | 11.45am start - panel discussion followed by a standing networking lunch from 12.45pm

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The RMA is pleased to announce that its October member event will be hosted in Melbourne by Australia Post, covering Corporate Espionage.

ASIO warns that economic and industrial espionage is “extreme, extensive, unrelenting and increasingly sophisticated”. Widespread media reported crises at Sony and Equifax. In Australia, we’re witnessing threats to telecommunications, essential and financial services. Clandestine and open source activities, perpetrated in person and digitally, endanger the economy and business. An expert panel from Australia Post, NBN Co and the FBI will reveal the true nature of espionage risks to corporates in Australia.

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Speakers: Darren Kane, Chief Security Officer, NBN Co; Thomas Schultz, Legal Attache, FBI; Kevin Zuccato, GM, Group Security, Australia Post. Moderator:- Luke Wajsbrem, Senior Manager, Assurance, Finance & Commercial Services, Australia Post

Further Information



Thomas SchultzThomas J. Schultz

Legal Attaché

FBI (Canberra)

Mr. Schultz received a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law in 1992 and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1987 from the Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.  Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Schultz worked as a Certified Public Accountant and as an Assistant District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Mr. Schultz entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI in June 1998.  From 1998 through 2005, SA Schultz worked Public Corruption and International Terrorism until detailed to the U.S. Congress, House Committee on Appropriations, to conduct national program reviews assessing U.S. alignment of resources and information flow to border protection agencies.  Mr. Schultz was next promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Office of International Operations (OIO) where he supported then led the FBI’s 12 Western Hemisphere Legal Attaché offices.  He then served as acting unit chief of the FBI’s 12 Legal Attaché offices in Asia.

In 2007, Mr. Schultz was selected as the Assistant Legal Attaché for Islamabad, Pakistan where he advanced FBI investigative matters with Pakistani services. In 2008, Mr. Schultz was named program manager in the Counterterrorism Division managing international terrorism investigations for three FBI field offices.

In 2010, Mr. Schultz was named Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for FBI operations for southeastern Arizona.  During his tenure, he initiated a threat identification and prioritization program with 36 local, state, and federal agencies. This effort led to development of a common operating picture, focused and de-conflicted interagency operations, and alignment of interagency resources against priority threats.

In 2012, Mr. Schultz was selected as Assistant Inspector/Team Leader of the FBI Inspection Division. In this capacity, he led risk assessment teams and conducted investigations, inspections, and reviews of FBI shooting incidents, field offices, and national programs.  In 2013, Mr. Schultz was selected as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Field Office where he oversaw the national security, intelligence and tactical programs.

In 2015, Mr. Schultz was promoted to Senior Executive Service to lead 31 FBI Asia and Middle East Legal Attaché offices and two supporting headquarters units within the International Operations Division, enhancing threat mitigation through realignment of staff to priority threat locations and leveraging international and domestic partners to evaluate and strengthen law enforcement agencies in countries fighting priority terrorism threat actors.  In July 2017, Legat Schultz reported to Canberra as the Legal Attaché. 

Darren KaneDarren Kane

Chief Security Officer


Darren Kane has been the Chief Security Officer at nbn™ since March 2015.  Under his leadership the Security Group has become a converged centre of physical and cyber security enabling nbn to better protect its people and assets against evolving threats.

Darren’s career history includes, 13 years with the Australian Federal Police, 6.5 years with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission the last role as Assistant Director of National Enforcement.  Darren moved to Telstra in 2004 where he completed 11 years in varied management roles culminating in 4.5 years as the Director, Corporate Security & Investigations. 

Darren has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Diploma of Financial Markets and is a Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kevin Zuccato


Kevin Zuccato

General Manager, Group Security

Australia Post

Kevin leads physical and aviation security, plus investigations teams at Australia Post and StarTrack. His role liaises with law enforcement, intelligence agencies, public and private sector organisations. Before joining Australia Post in 2017, Kevin was a Cyber Security Executive at IBM.  Prior he was a sworn member of the Australian Federal Police for 30 years, culminating in Assistant Commissioner positions between February 2013 and May 2015. His AFP roles entailed addressing organised crime, fraud, money laundering and cybercrime nationally and internationally.



Luke WajsbremLuke Wajsbrem, Senior Manager,

Assurance, Finance & Commercial Services,

Australia Post

The panel will be moderated by Luke Wajsbrem, an accomplished risk management leader with extensive commercial and regulatory experience at top global organisations, including IBM, ANZ and ASIC. He currently leads GRC practices within Australia Post’s Finance & Commercial Services division. Luke also voluntarily provides risk and compliance services to several not-for-profit organisations.



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