Conference Day One

Tuesday 15 March

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08:15 | Registration and welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Mathew Curtis, Secretary-General, Security Professionals Australasia

Keeping up to date with the evolving threat environment and the challenges it brings

09:00 | Exploring Australia’s domestic security threats and challenges and their impact on the private and public sector

  • Addressing the impact of extremism, cybercrime and other security threats on the public and private sector and what we might expect in the future
  • Understanding the whole of security threats and their internal dynamics
  • Exploring new possible resilient responses in order to strengthen security protection capabilities

Nathan Newman, Acting National Manager of Strategic Intelligence and Strategy, Australian Crime Commission

09:20 | Increasing the ability to prevent and disrupt terrorist activity against Australia and Australian interests both domestically and internationally

  • Overviewing the changing domestic counter terrorism environment
  • Working collaboratively and cooperatively with regional partners to prevent terrorism regionally and globally
  • Identifying legislative challenges within counter terrorism investigations and how to overcome them

Neil Gaughan, National Manager Counter Terrorism, Australian Federal Police

Implementing risk mitigating strategies to achieve critical infrastructure resilience

09:40 | INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Responding to the complexity of the security issues facing critical infrastructure

Johnnie is responsible for all security functions and staffing at the Copenhagen airport, he won the Skytrax Award for best security processing twice - in 2013 and 2014 and is Chairman of ACI Europe Security Committee.

  • Analysing aviation security as part of international critical infrastructure
  • Identifying quality and service as key measures to enhance security
  • Gaining insights into crucial airport security infrastructure in order to maximise risk mitigating capabilities

Johnnie Müller, Security Director, Copenhagen International Airport

10:20 | Morning tea

10:50 | Monitoring and protecting facilities, personnel and information systems

  • How to implement evaluation mechanisms to measure suspected security breaches
  • Overviewing the benefits of developing and maintaining a Centre of Excellence for security advice and security policy through all aspects of the business within all operational areas including standards and guidelines
  • Evaluating changes to the internal and external threat/risk environment, presenting findings to management and work with the business to determine an appropriate organisation response

Darren Kane, Chief Security Officer, NBN Co

11:20 | Facing security risks by implementing a security culture throughout the organisation

  • Analysing the main risks and threats critical infrastructure is facing today
  • How do you design and implement a security culture and where do you start?
  • Reviewing failures and successes and highlighting areas to improve

Trent Burnard, Former Security Lead, Origin Energy

11:50 | CASE STUDY: How StarTrack introduced a successful supply chain security risk management strategy

  • Understanding the main supply chain security challenges and how to overcome them
  • Implementing a risk management platform for your enterprise ensuring minimal exposure to local and transnational criminal activity and regulatory breaches
  • Enhancing security processes by implementing innovative supply chain approaches

Sean Haran, National Security Manager, Star Track

12:20 | Networking lunch

Acting, not reacting to cyber threats

13:20 | INTERACTIVE HACKING SESSION: Enemy of the State – interactive hacking session

Wayne Ronaldson is a world renowned security tester and in this captivating session will do a live demonstration of Red Team Alternate Reality Testing (ART), simulating realistic attack scenarios using the mindset of an adversary. He will challenge basic security assumptions and recognise vulnerabilities in order to make an organisation more effective and secure.

Wayne Ronaldson, Co-owner, Riskoffensive

13:50 | Understanding the risks in the emerging digital landscape and analysing risk management approaches

  • Developing new business approaches in order to support customers and suppliers
  • Analysing the new risks that come with these approaches
  • Identifying some of the ways to manage these in an always available digital landscape

Andre Bertrand, Head of IT Risk and Security, SEEK

14:20 | The anatomy of an attack: privileged is everywhere

  • The new battleground for cyber-attacks isn’t outside the perimeter, it’s inside your network 
  • Why privileged admin credentials are a “built in vulnerability”
  • Case Study: the role privileged accounts played in the attack of a global bank

Sam Ghebranious, Regional Director for Australia & New Zealand, CyberArk Software

14:40 | Afternoon tea

15:10 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Cyber security risks and the need for both the private and public sectors to step up their security game

  • Analysing the main barriers to having secure information in your organisation
  • How can security professionals increase the perception that information security is not just a technology function?
  • What are the most effective ways to protect your enterprise from cyber threats?

Panel moderator:
Mathew Curtis
Secretary-General, Security Professionals Australasia
Saso Virag,
Security Architect, NEC Australia
Andre Bertrand,
Head of IT Risk and Security, SEEK
Andrew Clark,
Senior Technical Advisor, CERT Australia

Improving public-private cooperation to achieve better security outcomes for all

15:55 | Implementing cooperation strategies and plans that support the vision for critical infrastructure security

  • Where do you start the implementation and how do you lead the change?
  • Analysing the importance of staff leadership to continuously develop planning capabilities
  • Developing business plans, budgets and risk management plans to improve business systems, activities and performance

Mike Whitelaw, General Manager Critical Infrastructure & Security, NSW Roads & Maritime Services

16:25 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Analysing how to improve public – private collaboration to improve critical Infrastructure (CI) resilience

  • Enabling owners and operators from CI to make better informed risk management decisions and undertake effective risk mitigation measures, in response to the threat environment – where can we improve the cooperation between government and owners and operators of CI?
  • What do operators and owners of critical infrastructure expect from the commonwealth government?
  • What does the Commonwealth Government expect from the owners and operators of CI?

Panel moderator:
Mathew CurtisSecretary-General, Security Professionals Australasia
Darren Kane,
Chief Security Officer, NBN Co
Mike Whitelaw,
General Manager Critical Infrastructure and Security, NSW Roads 
& Maritime Services
Dai Hockaday,
Business Continuity Manager, Sydney Water
Trent Burnard,
 Former Security Lead, Origin Energy

17:10 | Closing remarks from the Chair

17:20 | End of Day One and networking drinks

18:30 | Official event dinner

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