About Anu

Trusted Advisor | Global Speaker

#IntegrateCyber | #Switch2Cyber | #LifelongLearning

The key to achieving digital and business transformation growth. Know where and what cybersecurity hotspots to uncover.

Are you in cyber knots? Well, you have come to the right place. Anu Kukar is a Cyber Untangler™.

Anu helps clients identify cyber blindspots, call out emerging cyber risks/threats and raise awareness on the key governance questions to ask to ensure digital and business transformations are viable, secure and sustainable.

She is passionate about helping other professionals staying relevant and opening opportunities to different career choices. To accomplish this, she has founded a global campaign Switch2Cyber™.

Anu has herself switched careers into cyber from a diverse background in consulting and industry across enterprise risk, assurance, governance, innovation, supply-chain, data, strategy, Board and regulatory.

This passion and purpose has led Anu to being a sought-after keynote speaker at global industry conferences and events, guests on podcasts and authoring publications.

Anu has a 20+ year career spanning both consulting and industry. She is an Associate Partner at IBM and has worked in large MNC’s such as Deloitte, KPMG, Westpac Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She is known as the Trusted Advisor who untangles cyber issues along with enterprise risk management and good governance.

Qualifications & Awards

Education

  • Chartered Accountant (ICAANZ)
  • B Commerce (Accounting & Information Systems)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Certifications & Badges: HarvardX, MIT, Berkeley, Google, AWS, IBM

Recognition

  • Australia’s IT Security Champion of the Year 2021 (AWSN)
  • Finalist Asia-Pacific Risk Consultant of the Year 2019 (RMIA)
  • Winner of CEO Group Employee of the Year 2012 (Westpac)

Experience

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk management
  • Board governance
  • Cloud
  • AI & ML

Publications

Women in Security Magazine

Cybersecurity M&A

Cybersecurity – A Blind Spot in Mergers & Acquisitions.

International Security Journal

Cybersecurity

Make a splash in cybersecurity.

Australian Women in Security Network

Cyber Diversity

How to join and contribute to the cyber space from a non-traditional cyber background.

Australian Information Security Association (AISA)

Cyber Vulnerability Management

Applying the 4C model for patching and security vulnerability management.

KPMG

Artificial Intelligence

Keeping the AI in line: Managing Risks.

GRC Institute

Risk Management

The ideal risk manager.

KPMG

Risk Reimagined

Seize the opportunity in risk – emerging technology risk.