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Ben Whitham, General Manager - Applied AI

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Ben founded three of Australia’s most awarded cyber security and engineering firms.

After transitioning from the Australia Defence Force, Ben successfully founded three of Australia’s most awarded cyber security and engineering firms: AGIS, M5 Network Security, and now Penten.

Through these businesses, Ben worked with Australian government and commercial cyber incident response teams to protect against theft from external and internal threats. He now works on machine learning techniques to help these organisations detect threats using cyber deception. Ben also teaches cyber deception at UNSW, and is the Australian Chapter lead for the Honeynet Project.

In 2019, Ben was named the inaugural Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year.