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What past attendees said...

"Enjoyable dinner and presentations" - Harley Sparke, Corporate Protection Australia


"It provided a good opportunity to network with security industry" - Paul Power, Department of Defence


"Very interesting" - Paul Edwards, Attorney-General's Department


"Great content, very interesting" - Paul Alaimo, Department of Finance & Deregulation


"Overall an excellent conference and a great opportunity to network...the dinner and ASIO speaker were excellent and staff very helpful" - Ian Wing, Charles Sturt University


"Excellent speakers" - Paul Edwards, Attorney-General's Department


"Great diversity of presentations" - Mark Patch, Gibsons JBS


"Excellent service and venue" - Glen Salmon, Australian Fisheries Management Authority


"Very useful and enjoyable conference" - Phil Winter, Department of Defence


"Interesting topics...presentations of a very high standard" - Michael Thomas, Customs & Border Protection


"Well organised and informative. Quite a good networking opportunity" - Jodie Fitness, Cadden Crowe



Day One | Day Two

Day One: Wednesday 29th February 2012

Registration and Coffee


9:00 Opening Remarks from Chair:
Bill Paterson PSM, Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism


9:10 Keynote Opening Addresses
Australia's National Security Agenda Going Forward
Rogers Wilkins AO, Secretary, Attorney-General's Department


9:50 Keynote Address
Developing and Implementing Australias International Counter-Terrorism Efforts

  • A decade after 9/11 and the first Bali bombing, terrorism has become more diffuse and often smaller scale, in response to disruption operations over the last decade
  • It presents new challenges for intelligence and law enforcement
  • Attention is now turning to long-term strategies and programs to deal with the drivers of radicalisation and to counter violent extremism, to seek to prevent new generations of terrorists from developing

Bill Paterson PSM, Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism


10:30 Morning Tea


11:00 Responding to Domestic Crises Towards a More Nationwide Approach

  • The impact of 201011 events on the way we respond to crises
  • The risks of a slow response
  • Planning to cope with several concurrent major crises nationwide
  • Improving information flow between all jurisdictions
  • Understanding the national capability in preparation, response and recovery both government and private
  • Having the processes and agility to activate and deploy national capability
  • Understanding the risks and dangers in denuding capability in certain domains or locations

Campbell Darby, First Assistant Secretary Emergency Management Australia, Attorney-Generals Department


11:40 Counter Terrorism: A Case Study to Improve Emergency Management

  • Applying the principles from the efforts to counter terrorism to the all hazards, all agencies approach to emergency management
  • Dealing with the broader partnership thats needed
  • Common standards for inter-agency and cross-sector collaboration and interoperability

Michael Hallowes, Emergency Services Commissioner, Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Victoria


12:20 Lunch


1:20 Cyber Security: Keeping up with Technology to Stay Smart Online

  • The changing focus of cyber security and cyber safety
  • Adapting messages to keep up with the growth in social networking and other emerging technologies
  • Encouraging personal behavioural change to protect the community and small business online

Sabeena Oberoi, Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity & Asia-Pacific Engagement Branch, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy


1:50 Fighting Cyber Crime and Improving Cyber Security: The Roles of Individuals, Businesses and Governments

  • Have we got the balance of responsibilities right so far?
  • How different is the cyber crime fight to the cyber security effort?
  • Where are the key leverage points?

Alastair MacGibbon, Director - Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra and Managing Partner, Surete Group. Former head of Trust & Safety, eBay Asia Pacific and founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre

2:20 Hacktivism, Terror and the State: The Importance of Effectively Enforcing Cyber Security Legislation

  • We investigate the growth of hactivism and its development into other forms
  • The growth, development, splintering and metamorphosis of hacktivist groups
  • Interactions with cyber-crime and hacktivism and how these groups are subverted for other ends
  • How states attack states through causes
  • False-flag. The use of hacktivism as a cover for cyberwar and how state can remain clean
  • How terror groups can use populist causes for their own ends
  • The collateral damage, when hacktivism leads to groups attacking other groups

Dr. Craig Wright, Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific, GICSR | Global Institute for Cyber Security + Research


2:50 Afternoon Tea


3:20 Risk Management and Strategies to Curb Cyber Theft and Cyber Crime

  • Anonymous online market places trading illegal commodities
  • The risk of identity fraud online
  • The threat of virtual currencies
  • The online funding of illegal activities including organised crime and terrorism

Detective Superintendent Brian Hay, Head - Fraud & Corporate Crime Group, Queensland Police


3:50 Current CT Challenges Confronting Authorities

  • The threat of home-grown terrorism in Australia
  • Strategies to reduce alienation and radicalism
  • Examining current risks

Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana APM, Assistant Commissioner Northwest Metro Region and former Assistant Commissioner - Counter Terrorism Coordination and Emergency Management Department, Victoria Police

4:20 Analysing and Disseminating the Technical Intelligence That Can Be Gleaned From Any Bombing Incident in Australia or the Near Region

  • Current IED trends and threats to Australia
  • How we are enhancing Bomb Data Centres in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • How we use technical intelligence to protect Australian first responders and guide policy makers
  • Disrupting IED networks both domestically and off-shore

Phil Winter, Director, Australian Bomb Data Centre (AFP)


4:50 Closing remarks from the chair


5:00 IIR invites all speakers and delegates to an informal cocktail reception to discuss the days issues and network with their peers


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