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Session 1

Tuesday 12 March 2024

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Thursday 14 March 2024

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Friday 15 March 2024

1:00pm AEDT

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Session 4

Tuesday 19 March 2024

1:00pm AEDT

REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLICATIONS ON THE
PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR IN A PHASE OF MULTI-REGION CONFLICT

Speakers:

Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst, Defence Strategy and National Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

A Strategic Analyst, focusing on Defence and Security issues, with a strong research interest in areas such as Future Warfare, Future Military Technology, Chinese Military Modernisation, and Nuclear weapons, as well as Military Space and Air Power issues.

Gill Savage, FARPI

Founder & Director, LeadAbility Group

As a thought leader, problem solver and strategic thinker, I translate the future into practical steps for today. Working collaboratively I focus on overcoming today’s challenges to position us for the future. My experience includes senior executive and Chief Operating Officer and roles in government developing policy and strategy, and implementing major change programs.

Stephen Beaumont AM

Non-Executive Director / Chair, CI-ISAC

Stephen joined the CI-ISAC Board as a non-executive Director and Chairman in January 2023. After a distinguished 35-year Army career, Stephen has undertaken a variety of advisory and NFP board roles while running a business advisory service helping companies engage and win business with Defence. Stephen Is building a track record of helping businesses grow in the Defence sector. During his Army career, Stephen was an intelligence and capability development professional his final seven years as a Brigadier was spent leading intelligence analysis and capability development programs. From 2017 to 2020, Stephen was the accountable officer for three Joint Programs: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cyber; in the last case building the foundations for the fast-growing ADF cyber capability.

An Arts graduate with multiple Masters degrees, he is passionate about the application of new technologies and techniques to provide capability advantage and of the power of sharing data and intelligence within trusted communities. He is a graduate of the AICD Company Director’s Course, the Harvard Kennedy School and is certified as a Managing Successful Programs (MSP) practitioner.

REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLICATIONS ON THE
PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR IN A PHASE OF MULTI-REGION CONFLICT

Speakers:

Gary Hale

Director, National Resilience & Security (NRAS) Program Office, Curtin University | Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Gary is the first Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Director for Defence & Space, appointed at Curtin University.  This role is charged with building a resilient University that drives sustainable world-class science and innovation partnerships, including the development of nationally significant sovereign capability for Australia. This includes management of Foreign Risk, the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), as well as our growing Defence and Space portfolio in partnership with our government and industry stakeholders.
Prior to this, Gary held a number executive positions across start-ups and large global systems integrators including leading the development of Cisco’s new markets in cyber security, digital media, defence, satellite & space systems, and emergency communications.  Prior to this he was in the RAAF where he led high-value capability development programs in aerospace and C4I.

Professor Sissel Haugdal Jore

Societal Security & Risk Management, University of Stavanger, Norway

Sissel H. Jore is Professor in Risk Management and Societal Safety at the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway. Her main research topics are terrorism, counterterrorism, and security risk management, risk perception, conceptualizations of risk, discourse analysis, critical terrorism studies, terrorism emergency preparedness, and crisis management. Jore has developed and taught several university courses on the topic of security on bachelor and master level including the courses Security and Information Protection, Security, Risk Management and Protection from Terrorism and Other Intentional Crimes.

Bryan de Caires

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL)

ASIAL is the peak national body for security professionals in Australia, dedicated to supporting members, promoting standards and safeguarding public interests. ASIAL is a Federally Registered Employer Organisation and Cabling Registrar under the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cabling Provider Rules. The Association represents small, medium and large organisations who provide security services across a broad range of activities

Dr Shannon Ford

Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University

Dr Shannon Brandt Ford is currently the Coordinator of the International Relations Undergraduate Major at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Asia-Pacific International Society of Military Ethics (APAC-ISME) and a Faculty Affiliate with the Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance at Indiana University. Previously, Dr Ford was a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales Canberra and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects at Curtin University, the Australian National University (ANU), Charles Sturt University, and the Australian Defence Force Academy. He has also developed and taught professional development programs for government agencies in international security, intelligence, and policy-making processes in Australia and overseas. Dr Ford completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 2017. His dissertation is titled: Security Institutions, Use of Force and the State: A Moral Framework. Before completing his doctorate, Dr Ford developed extensive knowledge of international security and a wide-range of experiences in government having worked as a senior intelligence analyst and strategic policy-maker in the Australian Department of Defence. Initially, he specialised in North Asian security issues and then later led collaborative strategic planning work with the U.S. Department of Defense. His research has been published in the Journal of Military Ethics, Criminal Justice Ethics, Journal of Cyber Policy, Quartz, The Conversation, and The Interpreter.

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Speakers:

Mary Carmichael

Vice President ISACA Vancouver and Director, Strategy, Risk and Compliance Advisory at Momentum Technology

Mary Carmichael is a risk management consultant with a career spanning over 15 years. She specialises in providing risk advisory services on diverse issues, including internal controls design, benefit realisation, IT governance and emerging risk assessments. Mary has worked with a wide range of clients across various sectors, including higher education, utilities, government, and energy.

Her extensive knowledge and experience have earned her a position on the ISACA Global Risk Advisory committee and Emerging Trends working group, where she focuses on Generative AI and its implications for control functions such as compliance and risk management. In addition to her work with ISACA, Mary serves as Vice President of ISACA Vancouver Chapter and has authored two ISACA white papers: “Using Risk Tolerance for Enterprise Strategy” and “Incorporating Risk Management in Agile Projects.” Mary is a certified CRISC, CISA, CPA, and CSM professional.

Goh Ser Yoong

ISACA Emerging Trends Working Group and Head of Compliance, Advance.AI

Ser Yoong is a seasoned technology professional who has held various roles with multinational corporations, consulting and also SMEs from various industries. He is recognised as a subject matter expert in the areas of cybersecurity, audit, risk and compliance from his working experience, having held various certifications and was also recognised as one of the Top 30 CSOs in 2021 from IDG.

As part of volunteering and giving back to society, Ser Yoong serves as board members in various local non-profit associations such as ISACA and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as well as a team member in various global ISACA working groups. He has spoken in multiple conferences and forums on various startup and technical topics such as cybersecurity and cloud computing as well as workshops for local government agencies. Aside from serving in local and regional mentoring programs, he has also been invited as guest lecturer for industry sharing with various educational institutions.

Speakers:

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Oceania Ambassador, ISACA

Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the security industry. She consults in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and IT security in businesses as a Director with BRM Advisory. She regularly provides strategic advice and consulting to the banking and finance, utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, and government sectors.

Zeynep T Soylu

President, ISACA Sydney Chapter

15+ years experience in FMCG, pharma and finance industry as senior manager. Certified Internal Control, Audit, IT Audit, SOX, Risk Management, Compliance and Finance professional with extensive experience in project management, process/operational excellence and finance transformation.

Jenny Tan

President, ISACA Singapore Chapter

Motto: Walk the talk – take pride in your work – be considerate | Being relevant – in every way and everything we do! A well-balanced, skilled professional who has demonstrated qualities in Strategic Thinking, Relationship Management, Influencing and Executing. Gallup’s strengths identified & demonstrated: Strategic, Relator, Individualisation, Achiever & Maximiser (Explanation available at https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/253715/34-cliftonstrengths-themes.aspx) Areas of specialisation: Internal audit, IT audit and advisory, business resilience & risk management. Focused areas: Transformational Leadership, operational risk excellence & people development.

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