Jacqui Loustau CISSP

Founder and Executive Director, Australian Women in Security Network

Jacqui is a cybersecurity expert with over 2 decades of global experience in IT and Information Security. She is passionate about security and collaborating with others to drive innovation and change within industry.

She started her career working in PC support, helpdesks and as an unix administrator before moving to Europe and into a career in cybersecurity. She has worked as a consultant on various high profile projects within the European Commission, UK government, NHS and financial sector across Europe and Australia.

Jacqui is the founder of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) which aims to connect, support and inspire more people, in particular, women to pursue a career in security.

She is often invited to speak and write about her drive to increase the number of women in security in Australia and is an advocate for securing small businesses and career changers.

She is also the recipient of several awards, including most recently the AUSCERT Information Security Excellence Award in 2021 and ranked #11 in the Global IFSEC Association Figures/Academics/Thought Leaders in 2022.