How to Steal a Vaccine

4:00 PM AEST 5:00 PM AEST
RMA Australia

How to Steal a Vaccine

4:00 PM AEST 5:00 PM AEST
RMA Australia

The RMA is pleased to bring to its members our first April webinar ‘How to Steal a Vaccine’ hosted by PwC.

The importance of vaccines in the age of Covid-19 cannot be underestimated. This session will describe how the speaker planned and executed a cyber attack on a pharmaceutical company in order to steal a vaccine, combining technical cyber attacks with phishing and physical intrusion of their headquarters in order to successfully extract the vaccine design without detection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process cyber criminals use to plan and execute attacks
  • Understand the importance of social media to cyber criminals in researching their targets
  • Understand how a combination of technical cyber attacks and social engineering techniques allows cyber criminals to breach even well-defended companies
  • Understand the most effective defensive steps organisations can take to detect and prevent advanced cyber attacks.

Further Information:

The Speaker:

Rob Shapland, Ethical Hacker & Head of Cyber Innovation, Falanx Cyber

Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker, spending his life attacking companies worldwide to show them how the criminals break in and helping them put in place the necessary defences. His specialty is physical intrusion – breaking into company offices by dressing up as a cleaner, a Covid-19 Inspector or even as a Hollywood film producer and then stealing a computer from right under their nose.

He is a regular speaker at events and conferences around Europe, and has appeared on BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 and ITV in the UK as a cyber security adviser.




Diana Quinn, Partner, Risk Consulting, PwC

Diana is a partner in PwC Risk & Reg with 20 years of global experience in risk transformation roles both in the financial services industry and through a broad range of advisory assignments. She leads the Melbourne Risk & Reg practice.

Diana recently moved to Australia and brings global strategic insights and consulting experience from a diverse set of FS clients across UK, Europe and most recently in Asia. She has built a reputation of successfully designing and delivering large scale risk transformation and regulatory change programs.

Agenda and Schedule

Presentation 4:00pm AEST


Event Category:
Location: RMA Australia
Duration: 1 hour