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Thursday 1st December 2016

Day One | Day Two

08:30      Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:55      Administration and Safety Briefing

09:00      OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Matthew Curtis, Secretary General, Security Professionals Australia


09:10      The Current and Future Global Threats in Transport Security

  • Australia’s current transport security environment
  • Threats to land, sea and air transportation
  • Where should the industry be focussing their readiness and resilience efforts

Dr Alexey Muraviev, Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies, Curtin University

09:50      Achieving Appropriate Security Settings within a Multi-Use Environment

  • Initiatives to increase security and protect infrastructure and key transport assets
  • Identifying vulnerabilities in the network
  • Key areas to focus on
  • Future proofing our networks

Dr Glenn Geers, Principal Engineer, Intelligent Transport Systems, ARRB

10:30      Morning Tea

11:00      Risk Management & Resilience: How to quantify & agree on 'Risk Appetite' from the top down?

  • Make the, often regarded as vague/intangible, Risk Management process practical/measurable?
  • Achieve top management agreement on Risk Appetite and Risk Objectives by using interactive 'gaming' style workshops
  • Is there such a thing as 'positive risk' and what does the ISO 31000 standard say about this?
  • What do the above concepts mean for Transport? How can the sector become more resilient and able to continue business after adverse events?

Rinske Geerlings, Managing Director, Business As Usual


11:40      Case Study | An Insight into the Police Transport Command – Policing the State’s Public Transport Network

  • The Police Transport Command
  • Passenger security and safety on the network
  • The ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign

Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell APM, Police Transport Command, NSW Police

12:20      Lunch and Networking

13:20      Case Study | How the Taxi Industry is Responding to the Ever Changing Security Environment

  • Driver protection
  • Incident management
  • Adapting to ongoing security challenges

Roy Wakelin-King, CEO, NSW Taxi Council

14:00      Case Study | The Provision of Cruise Passenger Terminal Security in Sydney

  • The growth of Cruise, (the fastest growing tourism sector in Australia)
  • Who is the cruise passenger – (how the demographic has changed)
  • The challenges for port security infrastructure

John McKenna, General Manager Cruise, Port Authority of New South Wales

14:30      Lunch and Networking

15:00      Managing the Changing Aviation Security Environment;

  • Aviation security challenges
  • Airport screening
  • Future proofing airport security


15:40      Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure against Cyber-Attacks

  • Threat resilience
  • Effective incident response
  • Systems in place to ensure data integrity and data security

16:20      CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

16:30      Networking Drinks

Friday 2nd December 2016

Day One | Day Two

08:30      Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:55      Administration and Safety Briefing

09:00      OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Matthew Curtis, Secretary General, Security Professionals Australia


09:10      Designing Resilient Transport Networks

  • The effect of the ever changing security environment on the design of transport infrastructure
  • Protection of the current network
  • Disaster management

A/Prof Russell Thompson, Transport Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

09:50      Law Reform and Balancing Privacy Concerns with Threats to Transport Security

  • Can threats be combatted through law reform?
  • What law should be changed?
  • What laws should we expect will be changed?

10:30      Future of Transport Security

  • Technology development and use
  • Effect of an increasingly automated transport sector
  • Futureproofing your organisation

11:10      Morning Tea and Networking

11:30 – 15:30      Workshop - Business Continuity Planning (BCP) & Disaster Recovery:

Fast track or fine-tune your plan based on global best practice:

  • Evaluating Business Continuity impacts of an adverse event/incident
  • Developing and evaluating your crisis communications plan
  • Having alternative plans if a facility becomes unavailable or inaccessible
  • What is the plan when your own people or an external supplier are out of action?
  • When considering an IT breakdown or security breech – how would you continue day to day business?

Attendees will receive a complimentary template to build your own 'BCP on a page' and this will be workshopped during the session.
Lunch will also be served mid-way through the session.

Workshop facilitator: Rinske Geerlings, Managing Director, Business As Usual

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