William Caelli

Retired Director at International Information Security Consultants Pty Ltd, Emeritus Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security at Queensland University of Technology and a founding member of CISSE

Emeritus Professor William J (Bill) Caelli, AO - Retired Director of cybersecurity consultancy company IISEC Pty Ltd, Emeritus Professor of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and Advisor to the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. Chairs the Safety and Stability Advisory Committee of Australia’s Domain Name Authority (auDa). Former member of the board of the "Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE)", USA from 2004 to 2013.

Founder of Electronics Research Australia Pty Ltd, then ERACOM Pty Ltd, in 1979 which developed/manufactured a range of computers based on Stanford University Network (SUN) architecture with added cryptographic hardware/software. Cryptographic subsystems / security modules for IBM/clone PC, mainframes and data networks/computer security products with a first hardware encryption system for the IBM PC (1984) with full hard disk encryption/trusted key management. Founding Director of the Information Security Research Centre (ISRC) at QUT in 1988, then Head of the School of Data Communications/School of Software Engineering and Data Communications. He was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2003. He has over 52 years’ experience in ICT with over 42 years in all aspects of cybersecurity, commercial cryptography and public policy concerns in the area. Worked for Hewlett-Packard Company and Control Data Corporation. PhD in nuclear physics / high speed data acquisition via IBM 1800/System 360/50 DACS combination.

Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Life Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of ISC2, Hon CISM (ISACA), Member IFIP TC-11

Specialties: cybersecurity, network / information security & assurance, policy in cybersecurity & ICT industry, cyberwarfare / conflict / defence, cybersecurity education, SCADA / DACS security, trusted systems, SELinux, Trusted / CMW Solaris, Trusted XENIX, Trusted UNIX, SEVMS.