Program — Safeguarding Australia 2017

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    Pre-conference workshop, Day 0, Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Information sharing in a networked world.
    Chaired by Rod Cowan, Senior Research Fellow, Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA)

    Setting security standards on a global scale.
    Jason Brown (National Security Director, Thales Australia & NZ), Chair, with Patrick Butor, Senior French Government official and international lead on global security standards


    Day 1 Plenary, Wednesday, 3 May 2017

    08.15 – 09.00    Summit registration

    09.00 – 09.10    Introductory comments

    09:10 – 09.40    Opening address
    The Hon. Dan Tehan, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security (TBC)

    09:40 – 10.15    Under attack: A personal insight into working in government when attacks occur
    Patrick Butor, Administratuer général, Adjoint au secrétaire général, Responsible ministérial aux normes.
    Senior French Government official and international lead on global security standards.

    10.15 – 11.00    Leadership skills for turbulent times
    Mark Crosweller AFSM, Director General, Emergency Management Australia.

    11.00 – 11.20    Morning break
    Networking opportunities.

    11.20 – 11.50    Australia’s security priorities
    Duncan Lewis, Director – General of Security and head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (TBC)

    11.50 – 12.20    Policing and security working together
    AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM (TBC)

    12.20 – 13.00    Current challenges and opportunities in border control
    Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg APM, Australian Border Force (TBC)

    13.00 – 14.00    Lunch break
    Networking opportunities.

    14.00 – 14.45    Disrupting organised crime and terrorism funding and protecting your brand by countering illicit trade
    David Lake, lead of the Business Economic Stability Team (BEST), Arizona Police Department.

    14.45 – 15.15    Getting the culture right: Security as agents for change
    Michelle Dixon, Director, Safety, Security and Risk, Sydney Opera House and Jenny Muldoon,Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Sydney Opera House.

    15.15 – 15.35    Afternoon break
    Networking opportunities.

    15.35 – 16.15    Approaches to security 1: Public organisations
    Dai Hockaday, Business Resilience Manager, Sydney Water.

    16.15 – 17.00    Approaches to security 2: Corporate security
    Paul Goodsir, Head of Group Security, Westpac Banking Corporation

    17.00    Close of Day 1 

    19.30 – 22.20    Conference Dinner
    Keynote Speaker (TBA)


    Day 2 Plenary, Thursday, 4 May 2017

    09:00 – 09.40   Cyber security: The European experience
    Babak Akghar, Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University

    09:40 – 10.20    Maximising ADF Take Up of Digital Opportunities
    Professor Greg Austin, Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra).

    10.20 – 11.00   Making heroes online: Can it only be done by bad people?
    Hararo Ingram, ANU Coral Bell School.

    11.00 – 11.20    Morning break
    Networking opportunities.

    11.20 – 12.00    Countering violent extremism programs: A Middle East Perspective
    Sanjana Bhardwaj, Middle East social policy expert, Austability.

    12.00 – 12.30    In conversation: Countering Violent Extremism(s)
    Sgt Geoff Steer, Team Leader, NSW Police Bias Crime Unit;
    Lydia Shelly, Solicitor;
    Mohammed Mustafa, Security and Youth Liaison Officer, Access Group Solutions

    12.30 – 13.00    Our cyber Achilles Heel: cyber effects on mass gathering events, critical infrastructure and transport
    Craig Sheridan, Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group, internationally recognised and experienced security and mass gathering expert examines the growing concern of links between cyber and mass gathering.

    13.00 – 14.00    Lunch break
    Networking opportunities.

    14.00 – 14.40    In conversation: What security means to business
    Rod Cowan talks with Kate Carnell, The Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).
    Chris Jenkins, CEO, Thales Australia & New Zealand & National President of the Australian Industry Group..

    14.40 – 15.15    Why security needs intergenerational dialogue: A word from our millennials
    Codee Ludbey, Consultant, Arup;
    Daniel Versaci, ACT Security Consultant, Jacobs;
    Mercedes Page, Open Source Intelligence Analyst, Thales.

    15.15 – 15.30    Afternoon break
    Networking opportunities.

    15.30 – 16.00   What is at stake anyway? Ways and means to assess risk
    Dr Paul Barnes, Head of Risk and Resilience Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, examines what risk, resilience, and organisational vulnerability mean and how the national-level risk assessment affects you.

    16.00 – 16.40    In conversation: Security in a world without borders
    Patrick Butor, Senior French Government official and international lead on global security standards;
    Peter White, General Manager, Transport Security Operations, Office of Transport Security;
    Dr John Coyne, Head of Border Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
    Commander Sharon McTavish, Australian Federal Police (TBC).

    16.40 – 17.00   Closing remarks: Is the future disruptive or destructive, what happens next?
    Rod Cowan, Senior Research Fellow, Research Network for a Secure Australia, writer and commentator.

    17.00    Summit Concludes

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