Leigh is the Manager, IT Security and Risk and has been in a security role with Federation University for 15 years, with the majority of that time being solely responsible for information security at the institution. During this time, Leigh has encountered a vast array of attack techniques and methods and the ever changing technology used to combat these threats and still finds the challenges of day-to-day operations exciting. During his journey with Federation University, Leigh has adopted a defence in depth approach to security and sees this continuing for some time.

Leigh has industry certifications in incident handling, penetration testing and forensic analysis and has a passion for user awareness and education which is vital as “cyber security is a team sport”.