PSG Conference 2020 is Going Online

This year's conference is more important than ever

The PSG team has closely monitored COVID-19 and official guidelines set by health authorities. In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have made the decision to convert the 2-day conference to an online event spanning over 5 days. While the platform is different, our commitment to bringing you the latest in security, risk and continuity remain the same.

12 October 2020 - 16 October 2020 in Microsoft Teams Live Events
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In an increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, and with a global health pandemic upon us (COVID-19), it is important now more than ever that we take an innovative approach to the way Government Agencies and their suppliers manage risk and continuity. 2020 has thrown unprecedented challenges at Australian governments, the security industry and businesses across the board so this year’s Protective Security in Government (PSG) Conference #PSG2020, with the theme: #MoreThanJustSecurity is more important than ever. 

Australia has gone from crisis to crisis this past year. While these challenges are playing out on national and global scale, less obviously, and more locally, we are dealing with cyber-enabled espionage, cyber-attacks, terrorism, general criminality, and increasing concerns about foreign interference, within both the public and private sectors.

It’s all #MoreThanJustSecurity.

The #PSG2020 Team are proud to be collaborating with the Department of Home Affairs and Attorney-General’s Department to bring you the latest in protecting people, information and assets, both at home and overseas…read more.

Our Speakers
We're delivering an outstanding programme with subject matter experts from across the industry and around the world
Bryan De Caires
CEO, Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL)
Dale Furse
First Assistant Director-General, Partnerships, Engagement and Programs, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)
David Crompton-Guard
Manager Business Resilience, V/Line
Dr David Rubens
Executive Director, The Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Dr David Schmidtchen
Partner, Synergy Group Australia
Dr Gavriel Schneider
Chief Executive Officer, Risk 2 Solution Group
Grant Wege
Managing Director, Sec-U-Linked Group
Hamish Hansford
First Assistant Secretary - Cyber, Digital and Technology Policy Division, Department of Home Affairs
Jason Brown
National Security Director, Thales Group | Chair, ISO TC262 Risk Management |Chair, Australian Standards MB25 Security and Resilience
Joe Saunders
Research Project Lead - Occupational Violence and Aggression, Australian Security Research Centre
Jordan Nagel
Policy Officer, Protective Security Policy Section, Attorney-General's Department - Australian Government
Julian Talbot, FRMIA
Managing Director, SERT Pty Ltd
Justine Gough
Assistant Commissioner, Eastern Command, Australian Federal Police
Leanne Close, APM
Head of Counter - Terrorism Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Lisa Young, CISSP, CISA, CISM.
Vice President of Cyber Risk Engineering, Axio
Melissa Agnes
Founder and CEO, Crisis Ready Institute
Paul Woodhams
HSE Manager - WA / Security Operations Manager, Thales Group
Prof John Blaxland
Professor of International Security & Intelligence Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
Totti-Mikael Karpela
Director, Peace of Mind Threat Management Ltd.
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Conference Schedule
12-16 October 2020
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Full Conference Pass


  • Five day access
  • All keynote speakers and panel session live-streamed
  • Interactive Q&A session with speakers and panel
  • Downloadable presentations
Full Conference Pass (University Rate)


  • Five day access
  • All keynote speakers and panel session live-streamed
  • Interactive Q&A session with speakers and panel
  • Downloadable presentations
  • Must use valid university email address for registration
Full Conference Pass (Team of 10)


  • Five day access for 10 delegates
  • All keynote speakers and panel session live-streamed
  • Interactive Q&A session with speakers and panel
  • Downloadable presentations
  • Company recognised as supporter for event with logo displayed on website and selected marketing materials
One Day Conference Pass


  • One day access
  • Keynote speakers and/or panel session live-streamed for selected day
  • Interactive Q&A session with speakers and/or panel for selected day
  • Downloadable presentations for selected day

If you’re interested in finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities available at this event, please contact our Team Director, Alicia Doherty, via email to [email protected].

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.