17-19 Aug 2022
ICC, Sydney

ASIAL Security Conference - sponsored by Dataminr
17-18 August 2022

For over 35 years, the ASIAL Security Conference has shared expert knowledge and insights to ensure that the industry can keep our communities safe. This year's conference highlights the importance of an innovative, technologically advanced and competitive industry to meet the challenges of a new era of security.

17-18 August 2022
ICC Sydney
9:00AM - 5:00PM
From $895 + GST

About the Conference

The Security ASIAL Conference is back with more industry experts covering the topics and trends that every security professional needs to be across. This event is proudly sponsored by Dataminr the world-leading real-time information of high-impact events and emerging risks from publicly available data. With a program curated by ASIAL, the nation’s leading security association, discover solutions and insights to help you navigate a new era of security.

2022 Program Overview

Wednesday 17th August 2022

Welcome by MC and overview of the day's program.

Most definitions of integrated risk management (IRM) will help you win buzzword bingo, but they won't tell you about what IRM actually is, or how to apply it. This presentation is about understanding and applying IRM in the real world; the world of issues such as climate change, unprecedented population, geopolitical instability, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence.

Jacinta Carroll will provide an overview of the global and regional security environment, including the extraordinary confluence of security threats and influences that reach into all aspects of our society and economy, and explore what this means for Australian organisations.

Facing a rapidly changing risk environment, security leaders are finding themselves more and more at the centre of critical operational decision-making. The key question many are asking themselves is: What can I do to evolve my risk mitigation strategy beyond 2022? Join Dataminr’s Luke Coley Senior Director APAC for an exploration into some of the major themes shaping the future of the security industry including cyber-physical risks, types of security models and frameworks, and remaining resilient in the face of new and unexpected challenges and change. Key learnings: Demonstrating the strategic value of your security function and the value of real-time information to coordinate fast, cross-functional responses to emerging risks and crises.

The current climate has exacerbated our need for knowledge of emerging technologies, none more than AI. Dr Wallace presents the state of the market for AI, IoT, cybersecurity and 5G and shares how organisations should think about the Digital Transformation of their current operations and people. What are the risks and unintended consequences of operating in this new world? Does the technology sector have our best interest at heart? Dr Wallace discusses the role of big tech, the good and the bad, and how the 'Ethical Leader' must emerge.

Digital technologies are continuing to reshape industries and the services they offer. As a result, many organisations are embarking on digital transformation initiatives with strategic business goals to deliver better customer experiences, improve operational efficiency and/or create new revenue models. But large-scale digital transformations are not easy and very few are successful. Successful digital transformation is holistic. Leaders have a critical role to play in providing direction and empowering employees but a top-down approach alone won’t work. Ultimately, digital transformation is about behavioural change, above all else and you need to position this within the context of the benefits for all your stakeholders - customers, employees and partners. How does your change effort future-proof your people’s skills to make them more valuable to your clients and /or customers and in their careers? Answering the ‘So what?’ will help pave the way for success.

In this session, Troy Heland, leading the network operations team at Verizon’s Asia-Pacific Security Operations Center, will outline a five point approach for building and sustaining a SOC that not only detects potential threats but properly positions you to respond effectively and efficiently to actual cyber security incidents. In this presentation, Troy will draw on insights from the latest Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon, exploring the key cyber trends and the evolution of the threat landscape.

A year after the release of the ASIAL Security 2025 report it is important to see where we are, where we are going, and what we still need to do to get there as a security industry!

As the role performed by the private security industry as part of Australia’s national security mix grows, building industry capability and capacity is an important priority. This session will discuss what is needed to achieve a high standard of security industry service delivery across Australia.

In the session, Hamish Hansford will discuss the protection of Critical Infrastructure in Australia.

Thursday 18th August 2022

Large scale attacks instigated by botnets continue to be a worldwide scourge with little signs of abating. From ad frauds and the spread of ransomware to the harvesting of banking credentials, botnet variants, techniques and tactics have continued to evolve following each significant takedown over the years. What does a large-scale attack look like and who are the threat actors? How have the attacker's techniques evolved over the years and have our authorities, private organisations and legislations been effective in helping us win the fight? This talk will provide a perspective from a global antivirus company to help answer these questions.

Cybercrime starts with people and ends with people. That stuff in the middle called technology has a role to play, but don’t let it dictate the terms.

While those working in risk management have always lived and breathed the finer details of governance, risk management and risk-based assurance, today’s security leaders, managers and executives have never been more aware of the need for and importance of managing risk effectively with functioning frameworks and systems to plan for and respond to risk. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for the risk management discipline – how do we capitalise and take the approach harnessed over the last two decades to the next level?

From the global shift to remote working to digital transformation, supply chain resilience to international and economic upheaval, the notable shift in individual risk tolerance to national risk management and global security, the way risk is managed at the program, enterprise, industry and national level will strongly shape enterprise continuity, performance, and ultimately an organisation’s resilience beyond anything witnessed before.

In this session, Aerosafe’s Chief Executive Officer Kimberley Turner will draw on her international experience of advising governments, national leaders, risk professionals, industry regulators, Boards, Risk and Audit Committees from some of the world’s largest organisations to present “Key Considerations” for risk and security professionals to take their approach to enterprise risk management to the next level. Reflecting on recent engagement with global defence, aviation, infrastructure and finance, and healthcare sectors, Kimberely will present on the foundations required to ensure enterprise risk management is primed for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in the interconnected, transparent and fast changing global security environment.

Why insiders should worry you and what you can do about them.

The case study will outline the strategies undertaken by the Sydney Local Health District in partnership with our staff, that kept our community, our patients and our staff safe during COVID-19.

What does the future of the built environment look like and how do we need to adapt the security response to meet the new challenges?

An exploration into how consideration of the entrepreneurial tendencies exhibited by criminals and terrorists led to the development of standards for forced entry protection referred to within Australian Standard SA HB 188:2021 and an explanation of the different threats addressed by standards referred to within the Australian handbook for protection against terrorism and extreme violence.

A brief history of mitigation against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices and Vehicles As Weapons protection. This session will include:
- New and innovative Solutions
- Case studies from Australia and the UK
- Effective mitigation strategies - why quality matters

Speaker Highlights

N.B. Program subject to change

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