PSG Conference 2021 – Protective Security in Government

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14-15th October 2021

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Online Conference
Microsoft Teams Live Event

Group discounts available

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About the Conference
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COVID-19 isn’t the only bug we’re still dealing with every day. Cyber Security remains a major threat to our security, our assets and our people.
 
The PSG Conference 2021 will bring together top government officials, leading industry experts, cutting edge innovators and global security thought leaders to offer two days of networking, presentations, conversation and discussion about security governance and information, personal and physical security; and that’s not to mention the ongoing discussion surrounding the ever present danger of cyber-based foreign interference with our national interests.
 
It is important that we take an innovative approach to the way Government Agencies and their suppliers manage risk and continuity. 2021 has continuously been challenging for Australian governments, the security industry, and businesses across the board, so this year’s PSG Conference, with the theme: Building Cyber Resilience into Critical Infrastructure at Home and in the Indo-Pacific is more important than ever.
We are proud to be collaborating with various cyber security experts to bring you the latest in protecting people, information, and assets, both at home and overseas.
 
The PSG Conference 2021 is organised by Warnakati Solutions, the Australian Security Research Centre and supported by international industry leaders, Thales and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, and Australian bodies, Risk 2 Solution Group, Australian National University, Australian Security Industry Association, Australian Industry & Defence Network, Risk Management Institute of Australasia, Australian Risk Policy Institute, MySecurity Marketplace, and more.
 
Join us in building your professional network, deepening your knowledge and contributing to the discussion across the private and public sector.
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
CYBER EXPRESS
Limited to 40 delegates, register your interest to participate in this exclusive networking opportunity following NPC's National Broadcast Address on Wednesday 13th October 2021 at the National Press Club. The Cyber Express is a special bus tour from 2-6pm that will provide delegates access to Canberra's innovation hubs along with key decision makers.
Jason Brown
PSG Ambassador
In my involvement in PSG, as a Security Ambassador, I will be championing a people centric approach to security, putting you at the centre of security practice.
LEANNE CLOSE APM
PSG Ambassador

With so many issues facing us – personally, professionally & from an organisational perspective, this forum will help you to navigate through these challenges & identify opportunities for development.

Jason Brown
PSG Ambassador
Developing and supporting the convergence of security disciplines is critical but none more important than putting people at the centre.
LEANNE CLOSE APM
PSG Ambassador

I am also really looking forward to hearing from participants about the challenges you currently face and exploring how your work is contributing to effecting positive change in our communities.

Jason Brown
PSG Ambassador

Never before has the security of the tangible world and the virtual worlds so intersected creating a complex and interdependent operating environment.

LEANNE CLOSE APM
PSG Ambassador

The PSG brings together world class experts who will talk about their experiences in dealing with uncertainty and volatility, and offering practical real world solutions.

LEANNE CLOSE APM
PSG Ambassador

I’m really proud to be an Ambassador of the 2021 PSG Conference. There has never been a more important time to participate.

LEANNE CLOSE APM
PSG Ambassador

The PSG Conference provides a great opportunity to broaden our network and to work together to achieve positive sustainable change through strategic risk management.

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Please contact us if your organisation would also like to be listed. Tailored sponsorship packages available.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present, emerging and those leading the way into the future. We also recognise Australia’s First Peoples’ enduring contribution to Australia’s national security.

We truly believe that Diversity powers our strength – with people looking at the same problem from different perspectives, a better solution can be achieved.

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Conference Schedule
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COUNTRY
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Welcome Remarks
OPENING REMARKS
KEYNOTE: UPDATE ON CT AND CVE INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT APPROACH TO 2025
ASIAL Security 2025 – FUTURE SECURITY TRENDS AND CONSIDERATIONS
The panel will be moderated by Joe Saunders (Conference MC) , Regional Vice Chair – Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM)
Networking Break Hosted by PSG Ambassadors
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
The Critical Pathway to Insider Risk

What happens when individuals conduct malicious acts inside organizations? What processes do they go through and what interventions can be taken from a human perspective? We will take a look into the mind of an ‘insider’ and provide insights into comprehensive programmes to address insider threats in organizations. Elsine will focus on the critical pathway approach (Shaw & Sellers) and will use case studies to take you along on their paths to derailment.

Lessons learned in effective incident and emergency management
ERM and Security - a Risk Leaders Perspective
Networking Break hosted by ISRM Australia & NZ
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
Applying Lessons Learnt in Government Protective Security
A CSO’s View on Protective Security Trends
Digital Sovereignty: Cyber Security Uplift as a Partnership Between Governments and Business
Networking Break hosted by Cyber-Tech Institute of Australia
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
PANEL DISCUSSION: BETTER TOGETHER - PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION LEADING IN DEFENSE AND PURSUIT OF MALIGN CYBER ACTORS
The panel will be moderated by Kathleen Lively, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Melbourne
KEYNOTE: Integrating Protective Security – Bringing the 4 Pillars Together
SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
Summary of Day 1, Welcome & Introductions
KEYNOTE: CYBER THREATS – BUILDING A NATIONAL PICTURE
Improving Cyber Security Resilience: A Perspective
Networking Break hosted by the Institute of Presilience® (R2S Group)
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
Lessons Learned (thus far) from the Pandemic - a view from the CISA COVID Task Force
Tech trends and security
10 key aspects Critical for cyber risk management
Networking Break hosted by Launch on Northbourne, a Defence and Security Innovation Space in Canberra
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
Panel Discussion: Women in Security

The panel will be moderated by Jason Brown, National Security Director, Thales

Insider Threat - Mitigating the Human Challenges
RESOURCING RESILIENCE: TIME FOR A SCHEME FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY THAT IS ABOUT MORE THAN THE DEFENSE FORCE

The Australian Defence Force is a relatively small and boutique force yet it seems to be the Federal Government’s instrument of choice for crises ranging from fires, floods, pandemics and plagues. That seems to have worked fine while these challenges have presented consecutively. Yet should they emerge concurrently the system likely will collapse. That prospect is all the more likely thanks to overlapping challenges relating to the environment, great power contestation and governance issues. In essence, looming environmental catastrophe (plagues, pestilence, floods, fires and existential storm and sea level threats), combined with a spectrum of governance challenges (terrorism, transnational criminal syndicates and a break down in law and order), along with looming great power contestation present a conundrum bigger than one government agency. It’s time for building resilience through enhanced resourcing of the nation’s instrumentalities responsible for responding to a crisis. This involves development of an Australian Universal Scheme for National and Community Service (AUSNACS) to better support the state based police, emergency and fire services, para-medical services, national parks, federal police and the three armed services of the ADF. The future looks set for greater challenges than we have experienced in decades. A more resilient posture is required, with the long term interests of the nation, and the region, in mind.

AI: Advertising or Adversarial Instrument? Distilling the marketing hype around AI and its insecurities.

Artificial Intelligence generates a lot of hype, but is it warranted? As AI has morphed into a marketing buzzword rather than a technical term, it is easy to get overwhelmed when presented with products that are touted for their innovative and transformational applications of AI. This presentation is based on the speaker’s Doctorate research on Adversarial Machine Learning, and seeks to cut through the misinformation and hype that surrounds AI, and discuss can AI can also be ‘hacked’. The talk will arm audience members with the tools to interrogate AI products through demystifying what AI is (and what it isn’t), the factors that impact successful integration of AI into a capability or organisation, and questions to ask when considering the application of AI to Defence and national security contexts.

Networking Break hosted by ISRM Student Network & Women In Security Panelists
Networking breaks are accessible to the wider public. Please click here to register.
LEADING CYBER SECURITY ASSURANCE IN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ORGANISATIONS

Information security continues to become more complex and specialised. The days of the lone defender able to heroically defend their organisation from all malicious actors are long gone if they were ever there. Multidisciplinary teams that bring together diverse and complementary talents to defend their organisations in an increasingly difficult threat environment are the best cyber defence. Effective cyber security leaders need to be the ‘synthesising professional’ able to knit teams together. This talk will focus on techniques, tactics and strategies that organisational leadership can use to reduce cyber risk.

Strategic risk and its impact on the world today
KEYNOTE: Time for Action - Improving Our Resilience and Response to Escalating Cyber Threats
SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
2-DAY ONLINE CONFERENCE
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INDIVIDUAL PASS
$399
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14th and 15th October 2021
Two full days of Keynote Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Leadership Sessions
Networking Sessions
3-month unlimited access to a selection of recorded sessions
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GROUP PASS
$3,591 / 10x Passes
14th and 15th October 2021
Two full days of Keynote Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Leadership Sessions
Networking Sessions
3-month unlimited access to a selection of recorded sessions
BONUS: Recognised as a Conference Supporter
BONUS: Logo added to the website and event looping slideshow
INDIVIDUAL PASS
$399
/ person
14th and 15th October 2021
Two full days of Keynote Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Leadership Sessions
Networking Sessions
3-month unlimited access to a selection of recorded sessions
Best Value
GROUP PASS
$3,591 / 10x Passes
14th and 15th October 2021
Two full days of Keynote Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Leadership Sessions
Networking Sessions
3-month unlimited access to a selection of recorded sessions
BONUS: Recognised as a Conference Supporter
BONUS: Logo added to the website and event looping slideshow
HEAR FROM OUR LEADING EXPERTS
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Abigail-Bradshaw
Abigail Bradshaw, CSC
Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)
Alastair-MacGibbon
Alastair MacGibbon
Chief Strategy Officer
Alex -
Alex Webling
Principal Consultant
Hon.-Andrew-Hastie-MP
Hon. Andrew Hastie MP
Arthur-Sinodinos
Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO
Australian Ambassador to the United States
Bettina-Konti-professional
Bettina Konti
Chief Digital Officer
Bryan De Caires
Bryan de Caires
Chief Executive Officer
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Charles Finfrock
Leader, Insider Threat Program
David Rubens
Dr David Rubens
Executive Director
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Don Bletchly
Senior Executive
Dr-gav-Schneider
Dr Gav Schneider (Conference Convenor)
Chief Executive Officer
Elsine
Elsine Van Os
Chief Executive Officer
Geoffrey
Hansford
Hamish Hansford
Head, Cyber and Infrastructure Security Center
HARRIET-FARLOW
HARRIET FARLOW
Assistant Director
Jacqui Loustau
Jacqui Loustau
Founder and Executive Manager
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Jason Brown
National Security Director
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Joe Saunders (Conference MC)
Regional Vice Chair - Australia and New Zealand
Prof John Blaxland
Prof John Blaxland
International Security and Intelligence Studies
Karen Andrews
Hon Karen Andrews MP
Kathleen Lively
Kathleen Lively
Consul General
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Kendra L. Martin
CTFs Risk Management Cell Lead - COVID Task Force
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Kieran Deale
Strategic Security Specialist
Lani Refiti
Lani Refiti
ANZ Regional Director
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LAUREN BURKE
Team Leader, Legislative Reform, Strategy & Performance Officer
Leanne-Close-HR
Leanne Close APM (PSG Ambassador)
Former Deputy Police Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
Maria MacNamara
Maria MacNamara
Board Member
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Mercedes Page
Assistant Director, Cyber Cooperation
Michael Goldman
Michael Goldman
Chargé d'Affaires
Narelle Devine
Narelle Devine
Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific
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Nick de Bont
Chief Security Officer
Nigel Phair
Nigel Phair
Director (Enterprise), Institute for Cyber Security
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Roger Noble
Ambassador for Counter Terrorism
Ryan Macfarlane
Ryan MacFarlane
Assistant Legal Attaché, Cyber-Crime
Shelby Higgs
Shelby Higgs
Key Account Manager, Home Affairs and Intelligence
Tim-Corey
Tim Corey
Director, Protective Security
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Pirates of the cyber seas

In a decade, ransomware software has grown from a tool by hackers to extort individuals for hundreds of dollars, to an underworld service-for-hire among criminals to shakedown entire industries for hundreds of millions. Cryptocurrency, meanwhile, has proven an ideal means of paying ransom to shadowy gangs across borders.

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Enhanced Due Diligence as a Key Countermeasure Against Third Party Insider Risk

Quite often, companies are publicly embarrassed, face legal scrutiny and reputational damages when one of their third parties engages in unethical or criminal behavior. In April this year, five subsidiaries of Dutch conglomerate SHV settled for 41.6 million Euro to avoid further prosecution by the Dutch justice department.

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