Program — Safeguarding Australia 2017
- Program for Forum: National Security Science and Innovation (Day 1)
- Program for Forum: Effects of Blast and Other Extreme Events (Day 2)
Conference Schedule Overview. Click to expand.
Pre-conference workshop, Day 0, Tuesday, 2 May 2017
10.30 – 12.30 Morning
Information sharing in a networked world.
Chaired by Alastair Milroy, Chair of the Global Access Partners, Cyber Security Task Force and former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission.
14.00 – 16.00 Afternoon
Setting security standards on a global scale.
Jason Brown (National Security Director, Thales Australia & NZ), Chair.
Day 1 Plenary, Wednesday, 3 May 2017
07.30 – 08.30 Summit registration
09.00 – 09.15 Introductory comments
09:15 – 10.00 Opening address: Protecting Australia in Uncertain time: Understanding the environment.
Nick Kaldas, Director of Internal Oversight Services at United Nations (UNRWA) and Australia’s most highly regarded counter terrorism experts.
10.00 – 10.45 International keynote: Cyber security: The European experience
Prof. Babak Akhgar, Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University
10.45 – 11.15 Morning break
11.15 – 12.00 What is at stake anyway? A practical approach to find 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.
12.00 – 12.20 Findings: The future of information sharing
Alastair Milroy, independent consultant and former head of the Australian Crime Commission, based on previous day’s workshop comments on current state of information sharing.
12.20 – 13.00 Leadership skills for turbulent times
Mark Crosweller AFSM, Director General, Emergency Management Australia.
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 14.40 International keynote: 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 and founder of the concept of Economic Based Policing.
14.40 – 15.20 Getting security culture right: Does it need a woman’s touch? (Panel)
Michelle Dixon, Sydney Opera House Director Safety, Security & Risk, chairs a panel discussion with Bianca Wirth, Cyber Security Education & Awareness, IAG, Darlene Winston, Board Member, iLead Talent Exchange, Zoe Cowan, Outreach Manager, Australian Security Medals’ Foundation Inc., Heidi Winter, advocate for women and girls to consider cyber security as a career.
15.20 – 15.50 Afternoon break
15.50 – 16.25 Applying resilience in government – the practice not the theory
Dai Hockaday, Business Resilience Manager, Sydney Water.
16.25 – 17.00 Applying resilience in business – the practice not the theory
Paul Goodsir, Head of Group Security, Westpac Banking Corporation
17.00 Close of Day 1
19.30 – 22.20 Conference Dinner: Countering Violent Extremism in Australia – The Government’s Role
Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for National Security, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (House), Member for Isaacs
Day 2 Plenary, Thursday, 4 May 2017
09:00 – 09.45 Maximising Digital Opportunities: ADF Case Study
Professor Greg Austin, Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra).
09.45 – 10.30 Why security needs intergenerational dialogue: A word from the millennials
Codee Ludbey, Consultant, Arup;
Daniel Versaci, ACT Security Consultant, Jacobs;
Mercedes Page, Open Source Intelligence Analyst, Thales.
10.30 – 11.10 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.
Bryan de Caires, CEO, Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL)
11.10 – 11.40 Morning break
11.40 – 12.20 Making heroes online: Anwar al-Awlaki’s influence on jihad in the West
Dr Haroro J. Ingram is a research fellow with the Department of International Relations and lecturer with the National Security College (Australian National University).
12.20 – 13.00 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
Natalie O’Brien, award winning journalist.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.40 Our Achilles Heel: Why cyber security needs to be part of the physical security conversation
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.
14.40 – 15.20 International keynote: Insider threat: Is a sexual predator putting your organisation at risk?
Peter Davies, Executive Director, Analysis & Response, Austability and former head of UK Child Exploitation & Online Protection Service (CEOPS).
15.20 – 15.40 Afternoon break
15.40 – 16.20 National security: Threats posed by organised crime
Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, National Manager Organised Crime & Cyber.
16.20 – 17.00 In conversation: Security in a world without borders
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);
Professor Nara Srinivasan, Director, Emirates/ECU Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS)
17.00 Summit Concludes
Program may vary and is subject to change.