Shannon Sedgwick

Partner, MinterEllison

After two decades of working globally, consulting on risk and cybersecurity, Shannon has keen insight into what makes an organisation both protected and resilient from cyber threats.

Shannon’s focus is on cyber risk governance and providing strategic advice to executive leadership and boards. Shannon works with government and corporate clients to develop solutions to incorporate cyber risk into their strategies. Shannon helps clients meet risk reduction and compliance objectives and advises on the implementation of new and evolving technologies by ensuring they are secure, fit for purpose, scalable, and continually driving efficiencies. By employing his unique blend of experience in finance and cybersecurity, he assists in uplifting internal due diligence capabilities, focused on reducing risks and increasing return on investment.

Relevant Experience

  • M&A due diligence and project leadership of multiple $100m+ deals and capital raises.
  • Led technical incident response on 250+ incidents for a range of clients and industries.
  • Led the multi-stage delivery of cybersecurity in a $100m+ technology transformation project for Defence.
  • Developed a first of its kind whole of government assessment framework for Australia’s electoral systems at a Federal, State, and Territory level. Shannon was the primary architect of the framework and responsible for end to end delivery of the project.
  • Led the development and delivery of a cybersecurity risk assessment and remediation program for a major international Defence contractor, gaining them the necessary certifications to deliver to Australian Defence.
  • Delivering cybersecurity vendor replacement analysis and cost optimisation projects to major blue chip clients, resulting in an average 15% reduction in cybersecurity expenditure, and enhancing cybersecurity maturity.
  • Development of a private equity and venture capital specific internal due diligence program for several major international private equity firms.
  • Delivery of data governance assessments for government agencies vetting investment in Australia assets by foreign organisations.
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