Highlands Information Security

Highlands Information Security Pty Ltd is a consultancy, based in the Southern Highlands of NSW Australia, that is focussed on cyber security protection for individuals and businesses.  We provide assessment services indicating ones degree of alignment with the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual and provide recommendations for cyber protection. In particular we offer online courses which distil the experience we have gained over 40+ years in the IT industry.

Doug Stapleton

Director | Information Security Specialist

Doug Stapleton is an Information Security Specialist, having worked for decades as an architect covering enterprise and solution areas with an emphasis on Information Security Architecture. During his 43 year IT career Doug has held a wide range of architecture and technology roles across the Australian public sector, covering broad industry experience including architecture both from a review perspective and major systems/infrastructure design and security.

Doug held the position as the Executive IT Architect covering Enterprise Solutions for Defence and National Security within IBM Australia’s Public Sector. He was responsible for the overall technical direction of IBM across the Australian Defence sector and consulted widely on IT technology directions, providing ad-vice to both the Defence agencies and within IBM regarding the appropriate architecture for use of IBM technology.

Doug has had SOA architecture experience on JP2030 in the Command and Control area and DOSD/DeBI covering information interchange and integration within Defence.

He has had a CISSP certification since 2005 and have developed the habit of keeping abreast of security related matters in IT. Am also an IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Reference Architecture.

Doug has published and presented thought leadership papers on how technology could be applied to military simulation and specialised aspects of security. The various conferences included the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group, and in Australia; SimTecT and MilCIS.

Information Security Architect

Senior Enterprise Architect

IBM Certified Solution Advisor

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Certified Workplace Trainer