Conference Day Two

Wednesday 16 March

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08:30 | Welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Phil Kowalick, President, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers

Implementing efficient intelligence analysis and risk assessment strategies to improve continuity and resilience capabilities

09:00 | Opportunities to improve existing intelligence arrangements in Australia’s security framework

  • A critical analysis of the current approach to the collection and dissemination of information relating to threats to Australia
  • Identifying the problems, including endemic cultural issues, impacting on our ability to achieve what is necessary and how to overcome them
  • Analysing what needs to change to optimise intelligence contributions to securing Australia from threats to our way of life

Phil Kowalick, President, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers

09:20 | Identifying new approaches in Open Source Intelligence (OSI) for security

  • Overviewing the domestic and international threat landscape
  • Assessing threats when using the intelligence model and how to overcome it
  • Highlighting the key elements when building your intelligence collection plan
  • Examining the ethics of OSI

Jason Brown, National Security Director, Thales

09:50 | Assessing and managing your insider threats - access, knowledge and trust

  • Insights into the personal factors in threat development that need to be addressed in order to ensure company integrity
  • Identifying how to analyse your organisational vulnerabilities
  • Understanding and monitoring behavioral indicators to protect your organisation

Kate Drews, Market Leader - Property and Buildings - Defence, Aviation and Transport Security, GHD

10:20 | Morning tea

10:50 | Innovative risk assessments for the private and public sector – increasing security by spending wisely

  • How to measure security outcomes and determine whether the gains in security worth the funds expended
  • Identifying how cost-benefit assessment provides important decision support to optimal allocation of security resources
  • Implementing risk and cost-benefit assessments to guide evidence based policy
  • Assessing the risks, costs, and benefits of aviation and airport security

Mark Stewart, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, University of Newcastle

11:20 | Addressing how Australia’s financial intelligence unit is moving towards big data analytics to tackle money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF)

  • Outlining the challenges AUSTRAC’s financial intelligence unit is facing with interrogating financial transaction data to detect potential ML/TF risks
  • Identifying different network analysis approaches to achieve effective detection of ML and TF individuals and networks and how to implement it in your organisation
  • What will be the main challenges in the future and how can we they be addressed?

Claude Colasante, Director Intelligence and Data Exploitation, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Addressing specific security approaches for complex mass gathering events and iconic buildings

11:50 | Delivering secure major events in the current threat environment

  • Understanding the differences in security planning and organising a major sporting event between now and the past
  • Analysing the changes for Australian police and event organisers and how we might adapt in the future
  • Examining the changes in security posture, approach and engagement to deliver major events from a law enforcement perspective in this new and changing threat environment

Craig Sheridan, Former Commander State Planning Unit, NSW Police

12:20 | Networking lunch

13:20 | Analysing the role of owners and operators of places of mass gathering in order to reduce possible security threats

  • Highlighting the importance of insights into the operating environment in order to design more effective security plans
  • Actively applying risk management techniques to planning processes and conducting regular reviews of risk assessments and security, emergency and contingency plans
  • Providing adequate security capabilities based on these threats and risks

Luke Schibeci, Manager Safety Risk & Environment, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust

13:50 | PANEL DISCUSSION: The importance of leadership structures during mass gathering events in order to achieve better security control mechanisms

  • How do you create effective leadership structures and how do you make staff responsible and accountable for operating in an adequate, accurate and reliable way?
  • Identifying the key security elements that should be considered by those responsible for planning and conducting events that attract large numbers of people
  • What are the main security weaknesses and challenges that need to be considered at mass gathering events and how can leadership anticipate?

Panel moderator:
Phil Kowalick, President, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
John Ferguson
Assistant General Manager Operations and Sustainability, Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Sue Max, General Manager, ANZ Stadium
Luke Schibeci,
Manager Safety Risk & Environment, 
Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust

14:35 | Afternoon tea

Reducing safety and security risks by improving community engagement strategies

15:05 | Community awareness and its role in supporting resilience to extremism

  • Providing opportunities for people at risk of violent extremism to actively participate in Australia’s economy, society and democratic processes
  • Engaging constructively with all sections of the Australian society to understand better the issues that can lead to marginalisation and division within the community
  • Recognising the Australian community as a key player in protecting Australia from terrorism, and a valuable source of information regarding terrorist-related activity

Michele Grossman, Professor, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Victoria University

15:35 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Community engagement – how can it reduce the risk of violence and increase human security?

  • How do you build successful interaction mechanism and engagement within different society groups?
  • What are the main challenges when communicating with other communities?
  • How can you maximise successful engagement outcomes?

Panel moderator:
Phil Kowalick, President, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
Craig Sheridan,
Commander State Planning Unit, NSW Police
Julian Droogan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University

Michele Grossman, Professor, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Victoria University

16:20 | Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!

16:30 | End of Day Two and close of conference

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