21-23 Aug 2024
ICC, Sydney

Responsible AI, facial recognition and National Security amongst top priorities at Security Expo & Conference 2024

Jul 3, 2024

Industry professionals, government officials and academics to gather for the three-day program from 21 – 23 August at ICC Sydney

The Security Exhibition & Conference, Australia’s largest and longest-standing event for global security professionals, is returning to Sydney from 21-23 August for its 38th year. 

Delegates from the world’s leading authorities on security will convene for the Security ASIAL Conference from 21-22 August to debate the most critical issues Australians will navigate in an evolving digital future. Topping the list are the responsible use of AI and the emergence of digital innovations (and threats), from facial recognition, biometrics, and cyber risks facing small businesses to spacecraft.

Not to be deprioritised, conversations will also explore sustainability in the security industry, the importance of a diverse workforce, and matters of national security, including geopolitical threats, to the safeguarding of natural resources. 

Presented by industry peak body Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) and media powerhouse Diversified Communications, the conference and exhibition brings together security professionals, academics, and experts dedicated to protecting communities, businesses, and their brands and assets.

The two-day forum seeks to encourage networking, collaboration and strategies that anticipate and meet present and future security challenges head-on.

The Security ASIAL Conference 2024 features a variety of key opinion leaders, including ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires, Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist Philip Meyer, Law Society of NSW President Brett McGrath, Capgemini Australia Head of Cyber Security Projects Jasmine Logaraj, Securitas Australia Country President Thea Emetlis, CyberCX And Anu National Security College Senior Manager and Expert Associate Dr William A. Stoltz, and more to be announced soon.

Several key topics will be covered at the conference, including the following:

  • Responsible use of AI 
  • Global security
  • Corporate security
  • Water infrastructure
  • Data breach class action litigation
  • Diversity in the workforce
  • Visual tools for CCTV
  • Sustainability, and more

“Not the time for complacency” Cyber threats to grow more sophisticated as AI evolves

A 2023 survey commissioned by ASIAL found that people feel more confident and secure than they did in the past two years, and fears of cybercrime are falling despite increased reports of cyber assaults on corporate Australia. But despite increased confidence, new and growing challenges in security persist, exacerbated by the AI revolution.

Soren Norgaard, Director of Security Exhibition & Conference, said now was not the time for complacency:

“As security threats evolve and become more complex, the elevated role of security professionals is pivotal to the success of any organisation, now more than ever. Australian organisations are grappling with the constant emergence of new threats, and Security ASIAL 2024 is a crucial opportunity for industry and business leaders to collaborate on how to safeguard against them.

“Heading into another year of this cornerstone event, the imperative to share ideas and innovations to combat the new and complicated challenges, especially as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, is clear,” he said.

In addition to the two-day conference, attendees can also visit the one-day Digital Infrastructure Conference by BICSI South Pacific, networking drinks, a gala dinner, the cyber pavilion or peruse the exhibition floor. 

Attendees interested in the audiovisual industry (AV) can also attend the Integrate exhibition floor for free or register to attend the educational sessions. 

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