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Sophos MD Joins Board of Directors of the Internet Society of Australia

  • 19 January, 2010 10:45

<p>Rob Forsyth, Managing Director of Sophos Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) for 2010.</p>
<p>Non-profit organisation ISOC-AU promotes the development of the Internet in Australia’s business, academic, professional and private communities. The organisation provides technical advice on Internet public policy for its 40,000 plus members.</p>
<p>According to Rob Forsyth, he joined the organisation in the hope of contributing to the positive transformation of the Internet as the technology becomes the mainstay of most aspects of both business and personal communications. He believes that increasingly the internet will become an invisible backbone of our lives and the world.</p>
<p>“As technology develops at a rapid pace, the Internet is undoubtedly continuing to change the way we operate as individuals – and society will evolve in exciting ways as a consequence. Joining the ISOC-AU is a great way to be involved in creating beneficial policies and emerging governance that will improve online security and safety for all internet users.</p>
<p>This is also a good opportunity to raise broad community awareness of the security risks and potential crimes among our local communities. In particular, both extremes of our community are vulnerable; the young and those more recently exposed to technology for the first time. Australia has the potential to lead the world’s best practice in online security and safety,” said Forsyth.</p>
<p>In addition to his current role with Sophos and ISOC-AU, Rob Forsyth is the Deputy Chairman for the Internet Industry Association (IIA). Prior to this, he was employed by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and during the 90’s, a member of the NSW Branch Executive Committee of the Australia Computer Society.</p>

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