Nick Kaldas--Key Note Speaker

Nick KaldasKey Note Speaker

"Nick Kaldas was a Police Officer for over 34 years, and was Deputy Commissioner of New South Wales (NSW) Police Force in Sydney Australia for nine years. NSW Police Force is the largest in Australia, with over 20,000 staff, and a budget exceeding A$3 billion. Nick’s career has primarily been in counter terrorism, major crime investigations and operations, including emergency management, armed robbery, and major drug investigations, covert operations, community policing and over a decade in Homicide investigations. He has relieved extensively in the role of Commissioner.

For some years he was in command of Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, the central unit responsible for all investigative, and intelligence activity in countering terrorism, as well as prevention, preparedness and response to both high risk situations and all acts of politically motivated violence and terrorism, and he was a member of the Australian National Counter Terrorism Committee for 7 years. He also held the statutory position of State Emergency Operations Controller in his jurisdiction, commanding all planning, preparation and operations in Emergency Management.

He served in Iraq in 2004/5 as Deputy Chief Police Adviser for Coalition Forces, rebuilding the Iraqi National Police; and in 2009/10 as Chief of Investigations with the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon, investigating the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri and 21 other related murders or attempted murders, and in 2016 he served as Chief of Investigations with the UN/OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism, leading the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.

He is currently the Director of Internal Oversight Services in the United Nations (Relief and Works Agency), based in Amman, Jordan. He is responsible for various functions including Investigations, Audit, Evaluation and the Ethics units. His area of responsibility revolves around Palestinian camps administered by UNRWA in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and Gaza.

Don Randall

Don Randall

Don Randall is the Chairman of the Global Banks Heads of Security Group and a Fellow of the Security Institute, visiting honorary lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. Don has been awarded with a number of prestigious awards and honours:

  • In the 2007 New Year’s Honours, Don was awarded the MBE for services to law enforcement involving the harmonisation of the public/private sector agencies.
  • In 2010, he was the 10th Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.
  • In 2013, was awarded the Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), recognising the development of ideas for the advancement of risk and security management in the UK.
  • In 2015, he was awarded the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

Don served with the City of London Police with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.

Don was Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase from 1995. In August 2008, Don assumed the role of Head of Security at the Bank of England and in November 2013 Don was appointed as the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer. In February
2015, Don moved to a consultative position with the Bank as their Cyber Ambassador.

Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel. He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board and Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel.

Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative which created a fast time, accurate and authoritative law enforcement private/public sector partnership successfully used in advance and throughout the Olympic
Games and is currently being developed in Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, and across all major UK Cities. Between May 2009 and May 2015, Don was an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.

Timothy P. Flynn

Timothy P. Flynn

Retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Timothy Flynn is a former FBI Special Agent and member of the Hostage Rescue Team in Quantico, Virginia; He was a FBI Counterterrorist Representative to the Australian Government for the Sydney
2000 Olympics and is a recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation in 2009.

He has been responsible for managing numerous international and domestic assignments to include high profile global investigations; major event security assessments, and risk assessments and security reviews for numerous Fortune 500 companies; Examples include:
Internal investigations on behalf of FIFA related to corruption allegations;
Developed and implemented the security plans & teams for the Under 17 and Under 20 FIFA World Cups;
Internal investigator: Asia Football Confederation (re: allegations of bribery and corruption);
Security review & intelligence gathering for international amusement park company, One World Trade Center and other iconic New York landmarks, hotels, stadia & residences of high net worth individuals.

Rod Cowan

Rod Cowan

Rod is the Strategic Advisor to the Dubai-based Emirates Group Security/Edith Cowan University Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS). Through Edith Cowan University, his research focus has been on communication issues in the security and ALW enforcement context, notably inter-racial communication, social media, and open source risk. He has conducted workshops for and consulted with law enforcement, intelligence agencies, government entities and corporations in Australia, Middle East, UK and the EU on how digital communications and social media, although providing many benefits, also represents serious threats to governments, business, communities and individuals.

Rod has contributed for over 30 years to security on a number of levels and assists in various Government investigations and corporate research – for example, he is a Research Fellow with the Research Network for a Secure Australia (http://rnsa.org.au)
and convenor of its Safeguarding Australia Annual Summit in Canberra. He is the Writer/Director for the Security is Your Business collaborative project, Editor-at-large for Security Solutions magazine, and a founding director and current Director of Philanthropy for the Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc.

Meredydd J Hughes

Meredydd J Hughes

Meredydd Hughes {CBE, QPM, C.Dir, BSc (Econ)} is a former Police Chief Constable, experienced charity trustee and private-sector company founder and chairman. In 2011, he was presented with the IOD Chartered Director of the Year Award. Med presents a wealth of information and experience from his work in major-event security and public safety, as well as offers specialist skills in the management and planning of security for major public and sporting events, road policing, road casualty reduction, public relations and media management.

Peter O’Connell

Peter O’Connell

Peter spent his early career in the UK Special Forces where he served as a counter terrorist team leader and specialized in other specialist skills. Upon leaving the military, he served as an officer in the UAE Armed Forces as an advisor and trainer to the
Special Operations Group in Abu Dhabi. He is the preferred Lloyds Register MENA security consultant and represents Lloyds throughout MENA, he is a member of the Security Institute, ASIS and OSAC, certified in crisis and security risk management.

He has trained upwards of 1500 Company Security Officers (CSO’s), Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO’s) and Ship Security Officers (SSO’s) on behalf of Lloyds Register. Peter has worked on tier one close protection team of the first Prime Minister to Iraq,
Dr Iliad Alawi. He was also responsible for CNN in Iraq and Afghanistan and was instrumental to CNN entering Kabul where he set up all life support and conducted all appropriate threat risk assessments for the CNN bureau.

Peter is responsible for all company risk and crisis management business and heads up our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

Craig Sheridan

Craig Sheridan

The Mass-Gathering Expert

Craig Sheridan is a former commander of the New South Wales Police Force, and the security risk consultant presents his experience and lessons learnt in managing mass gathering events such as New Year’s celebrations and Australia Day.  Sheridan will discuss ‘The Electronic Achilles Heel’- cyber attacks on mass gathering events, critical infrastructure and transport interchanges, as well as intelligence and attacks on the airline industry, stadia and mass transport interchanges.

Bob Waugh

Bob Waugh

Securing the G20

Presenting a case study on ‘Securing of the G20 Leaders’ Summit’, counter-terrorism and disaster management expert, Bob Waugh will review the operational planning for the largest security operation in Australian history, focussing 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.

Natalie O’Brien

Natalie O’Brien

A media professional with more than 25 years’ experience in newspapers, online and digital platforms, Natalie was formerly an investigative reporter with Fairfax Media in Sydney working for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald.
She previously worked in senior roles for The Australian Newspaper based in Perth and Sydney, and has also held media relations and outreach roles for The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, and the United Nations Development Program based in Amman, Jordan.

Igor Lukic

Igor Lukic

Cyber Criminals Targeting CEO’s

Chief Information Executive Officer at ENIGMASEC; Founder: Hackron Conferences (Spain, Canary Islands); Cyber-security advisor to Spanish local government authorities; Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator.
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).

Jorge Sebastiao

Jorge Sebastiao

The Architect of ICT

Jorge Sebastião is a seasoned professional who focuses on business value. With more than 29 years of ICT experience, he is the creator of the A6 process of security: Assess, Architect, Apply, Administer, Awareness & Agility. Jorge, who will speak on behalf of Huawei at CYMASS 2017, architects practical and business-focused solutions using best practices for C Level on Cloud Computing, Managed Security Services, Governance and Disaster Recovery to name but a few!

David Melendez

David Melendez

David Melendez was born in 1983 in Zaragoza, Spain. He has a Bachelor Computer Degree by Wales University. Nowadays works as R&D software engineer for TV Studio manufacturer company, Albalá Ingenieros in Madrid. He has won several prices in robotic tournamens in Spain, and has been a speaker in several conferences worldwide about drones architecture and security.

Drone Privacy and Security Threats
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-Fibased 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.

Hassan Alnoon

Hassan Alnoon

The Cryptographer to Decode our Future

Cryptographer Hassan Alnoon will present ‘Beyond 2020: The Cryptographer's guide to decoding the Future’, following 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 rapid advances.  He will also look at the challenges of the sector, and how a future not resistant to cyber-attack, coupled with field professionals lacking the understanding of the drawbacks in using information security solutions supported by weak cryptography, could result in disaster.