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AuSec 2018

4th Annual Australian Security Summit – Tuesday 17th July – Canberra








Challenges to national security continue to evolve in efforts to destabilise the peace and safety we have in Australia. Shifting regional and global political alliances, new tactics of trans-boundary criminal and terrorist operations – online and offline- and the incessant rise of violent extremism across our region culminate into a complex, volatile climate. How can we plan, prepare and respond to outpace the would-be perpetrators?

The 4th annual Australian Security Summit (AuSec2018) provides the essential dialogue to help those at the helm of Australia’s security initiatives connect and share best practice. AuSec2018 brings together 300+ individuals ranging from the relevant National, State and Local authorities, as well as stakeholders and specialists from industry and academia from across the globe to discuss the key challenges, including: border management and surveillance, cybersecurity and trans-boundary crimes, protecting critical infrastructure, processing, exploiting and disseminating intelligence and ISR platforms for national security and building safer communities.

Border Security

This stream focuses on ensuring  the continued safety of our Country through the efforts of our national, State and Local law enforcement agencies who monitor the movement of people, cargo and modes of transport across land, water and air.

Cyber Security

The age of enhanced connectivity is here and with it comes more potential attack vectors. This stream is designed for professionals who are tasked to find answers to cyber security challenges

ISR & National Security

This stream examines how disruptive technology enables new capabilities for protectors of our homeland and has the potential to simultaneously create new threats and vulnerabilities.

Safer Cities

This stream will focus on ways to develop effective security and safety strategies to ensure operational continuity of public venues, events and facilities. Designed for Heads of Security, Safety and Risk, Operations

  • 40+ speakers and 4 dedicated streams; it is a chance to catch up with the who’s who in the intelligence and security community to share ideas that address our nation’s most pressing security concerns  
  • Hear insights from international leaders in national security, including Interpol and the UK-based defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute(RUSI)
  • Presentations from the newly formed Department of Home Affairs’  First Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Cameron Ashe and A/g First Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Sam Chard
  • The Office of National Assessments (ONA) will present on supporting the Australian government intelligence priorities and the work of the National Intelligence community.
  • 26 case study presentations that demonstrate the latest developments in detection, deterrence and disruption
  • Get concise updates on key regional issues and international developments that affect Australia’s interests
  • An optimised learning experience with 16+ focused roundtable sessions to efficiently drive down to the core issues you want to explore in detail

The Australian Security Summit 2018 will be attended by departments and individuals from industry tasked with ensuring the continued safety of Australia and its people; including officials and executives from national and state departments/agencies/commissions, councils, emergency services, policy makers, research agencies and institutes, as well as key infrastructure owners.

The Australian Security Summit 2018 features four streams to address the threats and opportunities in key areas: Border Security, Cyber Security, ISR and National Security, and Safer Communities.


  • Paddy McGuinness
    Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience
    Cabinet Office (UK)
  • Michael Pezzullo
    Department of Home Affairs
  • Mike Stone
    Former CIO, UK Ministry of Defence & Global Head of Technology Transformation for Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare
    KPMG (UK)
  • Michael Willing
    Assistant Commissioner - Commander Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command
    NSW Police
  • Patrick Stewart
    Assistant Chief
    United States Border Patrol
  • Bart Raeymaekers
    Director General of the Federal Crisis Centre
    Belgium Government
  • Richard Davis
    Chief Technology Officer
    National Security DST GROUP
  • Steve Gollschewski
    Deputy Commissioner
    Queensland Police
  • Assoc. Prof. Alexey Muraviev
    National Security and Strategic Studies
    Curtin University
  • Darren Bennett
    Commander, Terrorism Investigation Squad
    NSW Police


If you are interested in showcasing your products or services and would like more information, please contact Ben Gray at ben@publicsectornetwork.com.au

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08:00 Registration and morning refreshments
08:25 Welcome from The Public Sector Network
08:30 Opening Remarks From the Chair 
08:45 Minister’s Address: Australian Security Challenges
08:55 International Keynote Address: Global Security Challenges and the Opportunities
09:20 Domestic Keynote: Security
09:40 ONA Case Study
10:00 Sponsor Insight Session: 
10:20 Morning Tea & Networking
10:50 Keynote: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
11:10 Sponsor Insight Session
11:30 Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of National Security College, ANU
11:50 Major Event Security: Lessons Learnt from Securing the Commonwealth Games
12:10 Roundtable Sessions
12:10-12:50 Border Security Cyber Security ISR & National Security Safer Communities 
12:50 Lunch & Networking
13:40 – 15:45 Streamed Sessions
Border Security Cyber Security ISR & National Security Safer Communities
15:45 Afternoon Tea Break
16:15 Welcome back from Chair
16:20 Keynote Session: TOPIC TBC
16:40 Closing Keynote Panel Session: Addressing Security Challenges
17:15 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of the summit
17:30 Networking Drinks


Super Early Bird

    • Limited Availablity
    • Public Sector Only Pricing
    • Full Access to Conference
    • Lunch and refreshments provided


    • Limited Availablity
    • Public Sector Only Pricing
    • Full Access to Conference
    • Lunch and refreshments provided


QT Hotel Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

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