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Virtual Event: Critical Infrastructure Protection

Uplifting the Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Through
Security Management, Preparedness and Response

Wednesday, 24th February 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT

Agenda Overview

Australia’s infrastructure industry has experienced significant growth with billions in funding and new projects underway and planned across road, rail, airports, ports, defence and utilities. To best deliver efficiencies and economic benefits these new Critical Infrastructures (CI) are becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent.

This interconnectivity, especially without proper safeguards however creates vulnerabilities which then, either deliberately or inadvertently, become a catalyst for multiple failures in a cascading effect that jeopardises our economy and national security.

As more CI becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to uplift security and enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of natural disasters or man-made attacks?

To help answer these questions we’ve put together the complimentary Critical Infrastructure Protection Virtual Event which brings together local and international CI security professionals from all levels of government to share security management preparedness and response case studies and insights.

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Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to

Explore local and international best practice approaches to uplift CI security and resilience

Gain insight into the latest technologies for critical infrastructure and critical asset protection

Join us for public sector specific insights, live panels and interactive Q&As

Learn how to overcome top security challenges through top tips and lessons learned from government security leaders

Your Expert Speakers

Reg Carruthers

Executive Director, Defence Industry and Space
Defence SA

Samuel Grunhard

First Assistant Secretary of the Critical Infrastructure Centre
Department of Home Affairs

Darren Bark

Group Director, Strategic Priorities and Identity
NSW Police Force

Neil Scales

Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD

Daniel Austin

Deputy Commissioner Operations
NSW State Emergency Service

Joyce Prinzi

Executive Manager, Critical Infrastructure Resilience
Emergency Management Victoria

Ashwin Ram

Cyber Security Evangelist
Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Check Point Software Technologies

Agenda Highlights

9:00 AM AEDT
PSN Welcome
9:10 AM AEDT
Government Keynote: An update on the Australian Government approach to Critical Infrastructure Resilience
9:25 AM AEDT
Government Keynote: Building Resiliency in an Increasingly Complex and Uncertain Environment
9:55 AM AEDT
Partner Session: Critical infrastructure: Lessons from Incident Response Team
10:10 AM AEDT
Government Keynote: Defence Industry Capability: Developing Secure, Capable Industrial Bases and Supply Chains
10:30 AM AEDT
10:35 AM AEDT
Panel Discussion: The Developing Critical Infrastructure Threat Environment: Understanding How to Best Approach and Mitigate Risk
11:00 AM AEDT
Closing Remarks from Chair / End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event


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