CYMASS 2017 SECURITY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Austabilityemiretes group

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07:00

Delegate Registration Opens

 

 

08:00

Networking Coffee Session

 

 

09:00

Introductory Welcome

CYMASS 2017 Facilitator, Rod Cowan

Rod Cowan is the Strategic Advisor to Emirates Group Security/Edith Cowan University Centre of Aviation and Security Studies, international researcher, editor-in-chief and law enforcement consultant.

09:05

Opening Address on Behalf of Emirates Group Security

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09.15

Opening Address on Behalf of Austability

VIP TBC

 

09.30

The threat we face: The Current Operating Environment… its Challenges and Solutions

Nick Kaldas, Director: Internal Oversight and Investigation Services for the United Nations; counter-terrorism expert and former Deputy Commissioner: New South Wales Police Force.

The current operating environment brings with it very real threats to all places of mass gatherings. There is a great deal of responsibility on senior government and private sector officials to ensure the safety of many.  In his presentation, Nick Kaldas will discuss the importance of understanding the threat we face, and ensure leadership in countering that threat.  He will address counter-terrorism concerns and those responsible for embracing the responsibility and understanding of what today’s businesses, governments and societies are up against and the importance of ensuring the necessary measures, frameworks and processes are in place to deal with the future of securing places of mass gathering.

10.05

The Cyber World: Progression and Society… Where will be in 10 years & how prepared are we?

 

10.40

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

11.00

 

Connecting the Dots - What is CYMASS

 

The Electronic Achilles Heel:  Cyber intelligence attacks on mass gathering events critical infrastructure, transport interchanges and the airline industry

 

Craig Sheridan: Former commander of the New South Wales Police Force and the security risk consultant, as well as the newly appointed Head of Security for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Craig Sheridan will look at issues related to cyber-terrorism and cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and their implications for national security (in terms of structures such as energy, transportation, government operations) or civilian population.  The premise of cyber terrorism is that as nations and critical infrastructure became more dependent on computer networks for their operation, new vulnerabilities are created: “a massive electronic Achilles' heel.”

He will also address cyber attacks that target network security and information, posing complex problems that reach into new areas for national security and public policy: An attack on Critical Infrastructure, including transport interchanges can affect the “phase” of a nation.  Finally, Craig will discuss how cyber threats will continue to grow in number, cost, and sophistication as well as the unique concerns of the airline industry. While airline security procedures have been effective so far, there are changes in the industry that are creating more access points for hackers including the widespread use of tablet-based electronic flight bags (EFBs) and the modernisation of air traffic control.

11.35

Connecting the Dots - What is CYMASS

G20 Summit Case Study

Leading member of the Security Team for the G20 Leaders’ Summit; counter-terrorism and disaster management expert, Bob Waugh.

In his presentation, Waugh will outline the operational planning for the largest security operation in Australian history. It will focus on the issues confronted by a modern police force when dealing with expected threats from violent protests, terrorism and cyber-attack during a high risk, high profile event.

12.15

Lunch

 

 

13.10

Q&A Session Topic TBC

Moderated by Investigative journalist and media relations representative for the UN and The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, Natalie O’Brien. 

Panel representatives TBC.

14.00

Demonstration

Drone Privacy and Security Threats

 

David Melendes – Drone and technology expert.

In today’s world, consumer-grade, professional and even police-grade Wi-Fi-operated drones offer threats in terms of security and safety.  Drones are sensitive to hijacking attacks, but on the other hand, can be used to hijack other drones, for spying, or even as attack platforms to critical infrastructures.  The presentation will address state-of-the-art Wi-Fi-drone security with specific Wi-Fi-based solutions designed for the drone world.  It will review how drones can be protected against hijacking and radio jamming attacks, and how this technology can be used as attacking platforms against wireless networks. 

14.30

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

15.00

PANEL DISCUSSION: The CYMASS-Combination Concerns

Featuring Craig Sheridan, Tim Flynn and Bob Waugh.

The CYMASS-Combination Concerns: What where do we all fit in and what happens if we do nothing?

Panel to be moderated by David Khandan & Rod Cowan.

15.50

Closing – David Khandan

 

Executive Director: Austability

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08:00

Networking Coffee Session

Networking

 

09:00

Welcome & Recap -  Rod Cowan

CYMASS 2017 Facilitator, Rod Cowan.

Rod Cowan is the Strategic Advisor to Emirates Group Security/Edith Cowan University Centre of Aviation and Security Studies, international researcher, editor-in-chief and law enforcement consultant.

09:10

Progression, trends & developments in the Areas of Mass Gathering and the Cyber World

Timothy P. Flynn, former FBI Special Agent and specialist risk advisor to Fortune 500 companies.

What to Expect from CYMASS: Activating Awareness; Full topic TBC.

09.50

Activating Awareness

Industry Tech & Cyber Safety update

Jorge Sebastião, creator of A6: Assess, Architect, Apply, Administer, Awareness & Agility.

 

10.30

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

11.00

Stream Session A1

Beyond 2020: The Cryptographer's guide to decoding the Future

Hassan Alnoon; Managing Director: Multiverse Innovation; Information Security and Cryptography Researcher (including Military-based cryptographic and information security solutions).

The presentation will follow the journey of cryptographic implementation through history, beginning with Enigma (the WWII invention that decoded war correspondence) to the world of cryptography today and its incredible and speeding advances.  It will also look at the challenges of the sector, and how a future that is not resistant to cyber attack, as well as professionals in the field lacking the understanding of the severity in using information security solutions supported by weak cryptography, will result in disaster.

11.00

Stream Session A2

Maritime threats, Terrorism and Piracy

Peter O’Connell – Former UK Special Forces and maritime security and hostile-environment awareness expert.

During his presentation, Peter O’Connell will discuss the ‘ease’ at which individuals can utilise the cyber space in preparing attacks that can cause mass casualties; this includes the development of explosives and the planning of specific attacks against high value targets (HVTs), causing catastrophe and mayhem ...all planned online! 

11.40

Stream Session B1

Cyber attacks on Place of Mass Gathering including Stadia

 

Craig Sheridan: Former commander of the New South Wales Police Force and the security risk consultant, as well as the newly appointed Head of Security for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Mass gathering events are ever increasing in the modern world due to both the financial benefits and community goodwill they bring. Terrorists with potential opportunities for mass casualties, symbolism and high impact media coverage, pose a broad range of security challenges for their owners and operators of these mass gathering events. Places of mass gathering have been specifically identified by religious and political extremists as attractive targets and the threat of a cyber attack on places of mass gathering, including Stadia, could be catastrophic.  Cyber attacks on Stadia including ticketing, accreditation, power etc. could have devastating consequences on large crowds. We will explore the consequences and also mitigation strategies surrounding.

11.40

Stream Session B2

People, Place, and Perspective

Meredydd Hughes, policing and major public and sporting event planning specialist.

 

Planning for major events in a new era of technology!

12.10

Lunch

 

 

13.00

Public & Private Partnerships

Former Head of Security and Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England, Don Randall.

 

13.40

Cyber Criminals Targeting CEO’s

 

Chief Information Executive Officer at ENIGMASEC, computer-hacking forensics investigator and Hackron Conferences founder, Igor Lukic.

In a world of booming social media, most CEO´s need to engage and attract attention in order to increase their company reputations, leading to posting massive amounts of data, announcing their movements through the advertising of speaker engagements, meetups, charity event and social gatherings ... events where CEO´s can be potentially targeted by cyber-criminals.  Execution is everything!  In his presentation, Igor Lukic will simulate a sample of attack scenarios, demonstrating how this can be a mayor threat to organizations (includes a scenario-demo of the actual attacks).

14.00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

14.30

Panel Discussion/Q&A: Managing the Media in CYMASS Situations … How do we Manage Problems related to CYMASS

Moderated by Rod Cowan, Strategic Advisor to Emirates Group Security/Edith Cowan University Centre of Aviation and Security Studies, international researcher, editor-in-chief and law enforcement consultant.

This panel discussion will review specific crisis situations and ask… when a situation arises that involves a number of people and an attack or crisis/emergency situation, what are the best and worst things that can happen from a security point of view in terms of media and communications?

The panel will include:

Meredydd Hughes, policing and major public and sporting event planning specialist.

Timothy P. Flynn, former FBI Special Agent and specialist risk advisor to Fortune 500 companies.

Investigative journalist and media relations representative for the UN and The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, Natalie O’Brien.

15.20

CYMASS Conclusion & Wrap-up

CYMASS 2017 Facilitator, Rod Cowan.

Rod Cowan is the Strategic Advisor to Emirates Group Security/Edith Cowan University Centre of Aviation and Security Studies, international researcher, editor-in-chief and law enforcement consultant.

16.00

CYMASS 2017 Closes

 

 

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