Executive Briefings

Developed by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the Executive Briefings running as the second two days of the Conference offer a tailored program of in-depth sessions addressing common issues and rising trends.


The Executive Briefings run on the second and third day of the ASIAL Conference which allows you to tailor your time at the event to ensure your time out of the office is as productive as possible. In-depth Executive Briefings (can be purchased individually) run concurrently on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July focusing on specific areas to help you tackle operational security challenges so you can tailor your program and hear from the speakers that are most relevant to you.

See the Executive Briefings program below, please note this is subject to updates so check back here for the latest information. See the full Conference program here.  Book now to avoid disappointment as the 2016 program sold out. View package prices here

Thursday 27 July

When an organisation is in crisis, the world watches very closely. You must have trained and prepared spokespeople who can engage with the media and effectively represent the company during crisis; spokespeople at head office and at other business locations, who are prepared and trained to deliver key messages in high-pressure situations can significantly improve the public perception during crisis. An effective spokesperson can help protect reputation and aid the path to recovery. This practical briefing will provide delegates with:

• Skills to be confident when interacting with the media and to deliver key messages.
• An understanding of the importance of planning for a crisis
• Learning how a crisis communication can protect your brand
• How to develop crisis communication Holding Statements
• Internal communications to stakeholders and crisis management
• Lessons learned - why institutional memory prevents repeated mistakes

Participants will gain an understanding of how to develop a holistic approach to their organisational CCTV and security requirements and how to avoid costly variations associated with poor system design through lack of detail on specifications.
Key learning outcomes for this briefing include:
• The typical organisational experience – where you are now
• The limitations of Australian Standards
• How to define your imaging and security outcomes
• The right questions to ask in relation to consultants and integrators
• How to ensure equipment procured and installed meets outcomes before sign off
• How to develop a holistic approach to CCTV and security requirements
• How to avoid variations and additional expenses
• The benefits of a cohesive training strategy for stakeholders
• Where to next – CCTV technologies

Social media has accelerated exponentially the speed with which information is circulated. The prevalence of social media presents opportunity as well as risk. It can be a powerful crisis communications tool to dispel rumour, provide information, calm fears and demonstrate commitment.

This executive briefing considers an approach that can be taken and a methodology applied in designing secure buildings, and specifically the security design of tall buildings. These are different in both the needs of security, and how the design solution is applied, regardless of where they are located in the world today. The impact of such incidents as 9/11, although now a decade and a half ago, will be with us still for decades to come, and although one cannot protect against that type of attack, one must be able to countenance the impact in both realistic as well as perception terms.

The briefing will include consideration of the types of incidents that the world has experienced specifically in the last two years, examining a step by step methodology that explores:
• The operational, and security management to be applied
• The physical security design considered in both in planning and hardware terms
• The integration of the project security technology into the physical aspects of the building, and the human machine interface

Each of the above must be complimentary and compatible to, and, with one another across all elements that comprise the complete to solution.

Friday 28 July

Airports are one, if not the most complex of integrated security environments that security professionals have to operate in today’s challenging security environment. Securing the huge volume of passengers and freight that transit through them each year, not to mention the thousands of support personnel and retail staff who work there is no easy feat. An efficient, safe, and secure aviation system is integral to our social and economic well-being.

Security outcomes for airports are mandated by national agreements with the International Civil Aviation Authority, yet the method of achieving those outcomes is left to the contracted states (countries) and individual airport authorities. The serious nature of the threats airports face, regardless of their size, means that airport operators must ensure that there is no weak link in their security chain. Any failure can have significant consequences. As a result, security arrangements in place at most airports is extensive and comprehensive. In Australia the approach is based on the principle of 'security in depth', meaning the more layers of security, the less chance an attack will occur or be successful.

The airport security model is one that provides many lessons for other sectors in the threats they face. Drawing on his extensive experience working in the airport security environment, Kerran Campbell will explore:
• The approaches taken by airports to secure their operating environment
• Lessons that other industry sectors can learn and apply to their own organisation

An IP surveillance system may be used to observe people, objects, and activity inside premises as well as traffic and vehicles outside including money handling in banks and games in casinos. These objects of interest may have different clarity when displayed on a workstation screen. The image clarity depends primarily on the camera used, the imaging sensor, its lens and the distance from the object.

There is one parameter in IP CCTV that expresses the image clarity in a simple way with just one number - Pixel Density. The advantage of expressing object clarity with its Pixel Density is that it combines the sensor size, pixel count, focal length and distance to the object in just one parameter. When using Pixel Density metrics all variables are included and makes it universally understandable what details you will get on an operator’s workstation screen.

In this detailed executive briefing Dr Gav Schneider will discuss leadership and the psychology of risk and the security industry and how we need to manage the realities of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World to ensure that we can capitalise on opportunity whilst being able to manage downside.

Aspects discussed will include:
• What is Risk Intelligence (RI)
• How do we develop RI
• How does RI affect leadership
• Introduction to the psychology of risk
• Risk, culture and leadership

With over 30,000 students, the University of Tasmania has campuses within the three main regions of Tasmania - Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north and Burnie in the north-west. The university’s security arrangements include over 850 CCTV cameras (650 Analogue Streams and 200 IP streams), with assets distributed throughout the state.

The project scope included developing:
• A base level of understanding (within the organisation) in relation to the technical requirements and security outcomes for the systems and Technology to be installed.
• Proof of concept framework to allow manufacturer's to showcase their offering in a real world scenario;
• A threat, vulnerability and risk assessment matrix for assessment for the 90 or so buildings across the sites;
• A strategy to “grandfather” elements of the existing technology on a structured value for money basis;
• Procurement guidelines for testing (of new cameras), procurement, installation and commissioning of CCTV systems and infrastructure.
• A detailed design specification for the migration from the largely analogue environment to a digital video management System incorporation high levels of resilience and redundancy with no single point of failure.
• Standardised training requirements for future use to be in place prior to handover.

This in-depth briefing will help delegates to:
• Address the challenges of migrating from analogue to IP.
• Explain the planning and implementation challenges associated with successfully delivering a project such as this.

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