Craig Sheridan

A retired Commissioned Police Officer professional with 29 years’ experience with the NSW Police Force. Craig held a senior management role as Commander of the State Planning Unit,Major Events & Incidents Group where he led the NSW Police Force Strategic and Operational planning response for over 100 Major Operations State-wide including G20, 2015 Asian Football Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup.

Craig has been appointed to a number of notable positions since retiring from the NSW Police Force including Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Vivid Festival Sydney 2016 and 2017, Lead Security and Risk Consultant for Property NSW, Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Department of Premier and Cabinet, New Year’s Eve 2016 and Australia Day 2017 Crowd Management as well as Head of Security, Rugby League World Cup 2017.

Craig holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration; an Advanced Diploma in Police Management, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Advanced Diploma is Security Risk Management, Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems, Diploma of Event Management and Cert IV in Frontline Management (Business).

In 2015 Craig was awarded the prestigious Australian Police Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours for distinguished service by a member of an Australian Police Force.


Cyber attacks on Place of Mass Gathering including Stadia
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. It is noted that places of mass gathering have been specifically identified by religious and political extremists as attractive targets.  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.