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Virtual Australian Security Webinar Series 2020

Ensuring our nation’s security through multi-lateral collaborations in policy, strategy and execution

1 December 2020 – 3 December 2020

Public Sector Network’s Australian Security Webinar Series is complimentary for public sector employees



Join us at the Public Sector Network’s Virtual 6th Annual Australian Security Webinar Series (AuSec2020): as leaders from all the relevant National, State and Local authorities, as well as stakeholders and specialists from industry and academia from across the globe as we address the challenges at the forefront of intelligence and security policy, strategy, operations and execution.

The event features five tracks to address best practice in threat management across protection of our borders, our cities, our key infrastructure and our online realms.

Agenda at a Glance

Join us for a virtual experience over three big days. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the Plenary session on 1 December 2020 and one of the four deep dives throughout 1 – 3 December 2020.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 | 09:00 – 10:15am AEDT

There is no doubt Australia is facing a changing security environment. The constant rise of violent extremism across our region and globally is a cause for concern. The new tactics and strategies employed by terrorists are evolving and rapidly advancing in their sophistication. Our preparedness is more important now, than ever.

AuSec’s Opening Plenary will outline governance and policy decisions that’s driving Australia’s defence sector and the clear direction we must take to secure our nation from internal and external dangers.

Border Track

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45pm AEDT

Vigilance is a necessity as rapid globalisation and on-going migration continue to bring border security issues to the forefront of developed nations around the world.

This stream focuses on ensuring the continued safety of our Country, through the efforts of our national, state and local law enforcement agencies who monitor the movement of people, cargo and modes of transport across land, water and air.

Designed for senior border security experts, policy makers and industry representatives, the Border Stream will discuss how to combat the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, goods, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit.

Safer Cities Track

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 | 09:00 – 10:15am AEDT

To sustain our normal lives – at home, work, in our communities – we must
protect the places where we congregate. As our communities in size and complexity, we need to re-think our approach to policing. What can we do to identify threats, protect and provide resilience to keep cities and its public spaces operating and safe?

This stream will cover case studies and strategies employed to combat these threats, including: Enhancing security and resilience in crowded spaces, collaborating with other government bodies, the private sector and communities, law enforcement’s evolving role, and augmenting our cities’ technologies to create safer and more secure environments.

Cyber Track

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45pm AEDT

Connectivity is essential: it creates new opportunities for innovation and growth for our nation. To be competitive, businesses need to be online. To meet the expectations of its citizens and stakeholders, all levels of Government have had to increasingly turn towards digitisation to achieve greater outcomes, more economically and within tighter time frames. The age of enhanced  connectivity naturally leads to more potential attack vectors.

The inter-connectedness of our systems means that a cyber attack on an individual, business and government organisation has far reaching impacts: Any violations of our cybersecurity’s integrity -no matter how small the infiltration, and regardless of intent – can lead to catastrophic damage to our systems, institutions and endanger lives. How can we strengthen our security posture? How can we achieve a balance between digital opportunities and associated risks? This is the crux of AuSec’s Cyber Security stream.

Future Policing Track

Thursday, 3 December 2020 | 09:00 – 10:15am AEDT

The world in which law enforcement operates has undergone dramatic shifts; now the challenge is to manage technological transformation without losing its intimate connection to the people. The methods employed must efficiently turn information into actionable intelligence whilst bolster trust in the police and the police’s empathy with the public, not erode it.

Key innovations shaping the future of law enforcement begin with emerging technologies that support new concepts of operations, enabling the interventions and relationships that keep society safe.

This stream focuses on pioneering creative ideas, adapting to changing contexts, and incorporating insights from officers and community partners. In a bid to address the changing face of terrorism, community engagement has been identified as one of the most critical areas on which our efforts must concentrate. Early identification of those who feel marginalised in our communities is the only to curb future attacks. How can we engage those who are more susceptible to extremist ideologies?

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Inspiring Speaker Lineup

Gilles de Kerchove

Counter Terrorism Coordinator
European Union

Kylie Rendina

AC Operational Strategy and Coordination & A/g Deputy Commissioner Operational Strategy and Planning
Australian Border Force

Scott Bruckard

Scott bruckard Deputy Director, Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Yvonne Butler

General Manager Strategy and Governance
Noetic Group

Peter Murphy

Noetic Group

Graham Cree

Corporate Sales Manager - Government
BMW Group Australia

Ian Munro

Law Enforcement Expert, Container Control Programme,

Phil Brezzo

Assistant Commissioner
Australian Border Force

Dr John Coyne

Head of Border Security Program
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Joanne Wallis

Professor of International Security
University of Adelaide

Liana Dobson

Principal Consultant
Noetic Group

Matt Graham

General Manager, National Security
Noetic Group

Matthew Hollamby

Commander, Darwin & Road Policing NT Police, Fire and Emergecy Services

Darren Bark

Director, Strategic Priorities & Identity
NSW Police Force

Carlene York

NSW State Emergency Services

Leanne Close

Head Counter Terrorism Program
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Dr. Kenneth C. Budka

Senior Partner, Verticals at Bell Labs Consulting

Joanne Greenfield

Assistant Commissioner, Emergency Management and Community Capability
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Inspector Clifford Clark

IT Security Manager, Information Security
New Zealand Police

Linda Cavanagh

National Network Lead

Steve McCauley

Assistant Director-General Technical Uplift - Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)
Australian Signals Directorate

Lachlan Colquhoun

First Assistant Secretary, National Security Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Teju Shyamsundar

Group Product Marketing Manager

Trevor Van Essen

Regional Sales Manager Enterprise

Robert Di Pietro


Anita Hazenberg

Interpol Innovation Centre

Jacinta Carroll

Director National Security Policy
National Security College

Michael Ducie

General Manager National
Noetic Group

Commander Liz McDonald

Deputy Chief Police Officer, Capability and Community Safety
ACT Policing

Michelle Todd

Principal Consultant
Noetic Group


AuSec was a very informative security conference. The event provides a great platform to link together and consider the partner products promoted to solve security and or cyber issues facing us.

Department of Defence

A very well organized event with excellent speakers.

Country Court VictoriaCyberSecurity Malaysia

Great conference and good opportunity to network with our target demographic of public service.

Wilson Security

Well attended and relevant to our marketing objectives.

BAE Systems AI

Very well organised, targeted audience!


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