Prior to this new appointment, Forsyth was employed by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and during the 90’s he was a member of the NSW Branch executive committee of the Australia Computer Society.
The non-profit ISOC-AU promotes the development of the Internet in Australia’s business, academic, professional and private communities, as well as providing technical advice on Internet public policy for its 40,000-plus members.
According to Forsyth, he has joined the ISOC-AU 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.”
“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.
“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.”