Sean Field

Former contributor to Practical Guidance Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy. Special Counsel, formerly at Maddocks

Sean is a Special Counsel in the Maddocks Technology, Media and Telecoms Team and a founding member of the Maddocks Cyber and Data Resilience Practice Team and the Maddocks Digital Currency and Blockchain Team.

Sean has extensive experience in the technology, telecommunications and defence sectors and has a long history of advising his clients on cyber security and privacy issues. He has published numerous articles in the cyber resilience field and owner of the LinkedIn Group, the Pacific Cyber Resilience Network.


Speaking Engagements

  • The Regulation of Digital Currencies and Crypto Assets in Australia, presentation to the Australian Digital Commerce Association, March 2018
  • Data Security and Cyber Risk, presentation to the Victoria Congress of the Institute of Public Accountants, March 2018
  • Cyber Security and the Law, Continuing Legal Education presentations to clients, February 2018
  • Data Security and Cyber Risk, presentation to the Corporate Superannuation Association, July 2017
  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, various presentations during June, July and August 2017
Areas of expertise
Technology contracting
Cyber and data security
Professional Organisations & Memberships
Member of the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law
Academic Qualifications
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University (1998)
Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University (1997)
Master of Arts (Strategic and Defence Studies), Australian National University (1993)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide (1991)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide (1990)
Professional Contact
Direct: 61 3 8615 3397
Mobile: 0417 681 830