Safeguarding Australia 2015

Safeguarding Australia is the premier Australian national security summit. It brings high profile speakers from government and the private sector to discuss contemporary national security challenges and responses.

The 2015 conference theme is Global Violent Extremism and addresses the re-emergence of violent and radical ideologies as a major international security threat. The theme bridges external threats, such as the Islamic State, and their links to domestic threats, such as sectarian tensions within communities, the return of foreign fighters and internationally-inspired terror plots.

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  • Safeguarding Australia 2015

    Australia , Canberra·May 13 - 14, 2015

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  • Conference Program

     

    • May 13, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
      • 9:00 am - 9:30 amConference Opening Address
      • 9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote: Violent Extremism in the new Asian threat landscape
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmInternational Threat Assessments: ISIL/ISIS and Al-Qaeda
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmMetadata and Predictive Analytics: Lessons from Business Techniques
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmData Analysis Demonstration
      • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFighting Overseas Terrorist Networks
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmMetadata, Surveillance and Security
      • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmTracking Terrorist Logistics and Financing
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmRoundtable on Surveillance and Ethics
      • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmConference Dinner
    • May 14, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
      • 9:00 am - 9:30 amDay Two Opening Address
      • 9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote: Australia’s National Security
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmCountering Violent Extremist Ideology
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmCyber Security Lecture
      • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmForeign Fighters and Security
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmData Theft and Information Security
      • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmProtecting Public Places
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmGovernment and Industry Collaboration

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  • Blast Forum

     

    14th April, 9:00am-4:30pm, QT Hotel, Canberra

    In today’s world, knowledge of modern protective structures is vital for both building engineers and protective security specialists. There are many similarities when you consider these extreme events.

    The Blast and Other Extreme Events – Design and Modelling Forum will provide participants with a valuable overview of case studies, modelling tools and research projects in this area covering terrorist attacks, accidental explosions, mining explosions, floods, earthquakes, bushfires, risk and safety management etc. Leading practitioners, researchers and clients are invited to make presentations or attend.

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  • Key Speakers

     

    Professor Rohan Gunaratna
    Violent extremism in the new Asian threat landscape. Abstract.
    Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

    Mr Allan McKinnon
    Australia’s Evolving Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
    Mr Allan McKinnon is Deputy Secretary, National Security and International Policy Group, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). He has responsibility for counter-terrorism policy and issues within PM&C.

    Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    Conference Dinner Speech
    Mr Pezzullo was appointed DIBP Secretary in 2014. Prior to this he has served the Commonwealth Government as CEO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and as Deputy Secretary, Strategy in the Department of Defence.

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