Pre-Forum Workshops: 30 April 2018

9:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop A: Live Simulation on Hostage Negotiation

This workshop provides an introduction to hostage negotiation. Taking a psychological perspective, it will explore the best practices in negotiating with hostage takers. The workshop will examine the history and development of hostage negotiation, the psychology of hostage takers and hostages, assessment of hostage situations, identification of how negotiable a situation is, effective communication techniques for negotiators, and negotiating with particular populations such as extremists, mentally ill and suicidal individuals.
Karl-Roberts-112x128 Professor Karl Roberts
Professor of Policing and Criminal Justice 
Western Sydney University
1:30pm – 4:45pm

Counter-Terrorism and Security Protection Innovation Showcase

1:30pm Panel Discussion: New Intelligence on Terrorism: Where Will They Target Next?

  • Movement and Intelligence on ISIS
  • Growth of Terrorism Trends & Threats
  • Major trends and risks affecting Australia
  • Challenges of Effective Policy, Policing Operations, and Private Security
  • Case Studies on foiled terror attack in Australia
Anooshe-112x128 Anooshe Mushtaq
Chair and Founder
Raqib Taskforce

Anooshe is a first generation Australian of Pakistani origin. She spent her early years in Pakistan and in Libya on posting with her family. Since her arrival in Western Sydney, Anooshe has experienced first-hand the changing cultural landscape of Australia. Based on her own experience, Anooshe offers an insight into how multicultural Australia has changed over the last 30 years and a perspective on the religious and cultural drivers of Muslim radicalization in Australia.

Anooshe is an accomplished public speaker and writer. She is a regular speaker at national security conferences on the topic of counterterrorism, building social cohesion, social media extremism, Islamic State’s recruitment strategies, countering violent extremism and Muslim youth radicalization.

Anooshe is Chair and founder of The Raqīb Taskforce. The Raqīb Taskforce is a Muslim-led, diverse organization that builds social inclusion through engagement across the Australian community in a manner designed to dispel extremist messages that exist within the public domain.

Anooshe’s research is based on Australian Muslim culture, integration of Muslim youth with mainstream Australian society, violent extremist ideology, and Australian Government policies to combat violent extremism. She publishes regularly in The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Huffington Post, ABC News, Australian Security Magazine and Security Solution Magazine.

Anooshe is currently studying Masters of Terrorism and Security at Charles Sturt University. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) and a Research Associate at the Australian Security Research Centre (ASRC).

Anooshe is also an advisor to Australian Government, Police, Google, YouTube and a consultant to charities and social welfare organizations working with vulnerable members of the Australian Muslim community.

2:15pm Panel Discussion: Evolving New Technologies Against Terrorists for Public Venues and Critical Infrastructure Security
3:00pm Lightning Talk:

  • (20 mins) Innovations in Drones Surveillance for Critical Infrastructure and Public Venue Surveillance
  • (20 mins): Countering Drones Terrorism with New Tools
  • (20 mins): Innovations in Major Events and Public Venue Security
  • (20 mins): Innovations in Critical National Infrastructure Protection & Border Control
  • (20 mins): Predictive Policing, Artificial Intelligence, and New Facial Recognition Technologies
4:00pm Live Hacking Session: Gaining Control of a SCADA/Smart City Network
4:45pm Q&A Session & Closing Remark by Conference Chairperson


 1 May 2018 – Forum Day 1 

9:00am Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Speech for Sponsors by Forum Producer
9:05am Forum Introduction and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson

Changes in Terrorist Attacks Operations: From Hard Targets to Soft Targets

  • Terrorism and insurgency are a growing security problem in many Asian nations
  • International Islamist terrorism is a corrosive influence in Asia and Australasia
  • Terrorism cannot be defeated by coercive force – but it can be contained in manageable levels
  • Members of the US-led coalition against Islamic State are the nations most at risk of Islamic State-inspired or directed terrorist attack.

Chris Phillips
Managing Director
International Protect and Prepare Security Office

Mr. Chris Phillips GCGI, Fellow of the Security Institute and Fellow of the Chartered International Institute of Security and Crisis Management. Senior Police Commander at sports Stadia and former Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office responsible for the UK Crowded Places Strategy based within the Centre for the Protection of the Critical National Infrastructure. He has a vast experience of risk and crisis management, with an enviable reputation for delivery at both an operational and strategic level. Highly skilled in managing change, devising and developing appropriate solutions to organizational problems. Accomplished communicator with extremely strong public speaking skills. A highly effective leader with a proven track record of leading organizational change, managing stakeholders and developing best practice. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to direct policymakers as well as motivational skills to achieve team success. He has developed best practice across a range of business sectors. Unparalleled knowledge of the Crowded Places strategy, protection of hazardous sites, Dangerous Substances and the Critical National Infrastructure. Has well-developed contacts within Government, Police and all sections of the Security Industry He has built strong reputation overseas and has unique Global contacts. Widely respected nationally and internationally within law enforcement and Government and business. He frequently appears on National and International media commentating on Terrorism and Serious Crime issues.

9:45am Countering Lone Wolf Terrorism: New Face of Terrorism

  • Exploring strategies for preventing lone wolf terrorism phenomenon
  • Trends and developments in Lone Wolf Terrorism in public venue
  • Movement and Intelligence on terror group
  • Behaviour of lone wolf and how they can survive longer
  • Implication for intervention
Morning Refreshments & Networking

Case Study: Sydney’s Counter-Terrorism Raid: How an Elaborate Terrorist Plot to Detonate a Bomb in a Commercial Plane is Foiled

  • Where are we most vulnerable?
  • Why would we be targeted?
  • Who would have the capabilities to target us?
 11:30am Analyzing the Changes in Australia and the Global Region’s Terrorist Attacks – Developments in Tactics, Weapons, Tools and Shifting Ideologies

  • The Dark Web and Terrorism
  • Countering Radicalisation & Tackling Extremism
  • Understanding New Waves of Terrorism and Security Threats
  • Combating Violent & Hateful Fake News
Clive-Williams-112x128 Professor Clive Williams MG
Centre for Military and Security Law, The Australian National University

Professor Clive Williams MG has a career background as an officer in Australian Military Intelligence and as a senior manager in Australian Defence Intelligence. His last Defence appointment was Director of Security Intelligence, which included responsibility for running high-level security investigations.

Clive Williams resigned from Defence in 2002 and has since run national security-related Masters course units at the Australian National University (ANU) and at several other Australian universities, as well as specialist courses for government agencies. He has also run Masters-level terrorism and counterterrorism courses in Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan, and the United States. Field activities have included two deployments with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Clive Williams is a regular presenter at international forums on national security-related issues. He is currently a Professor at the ANU’s Centre for Military and Security Law and an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is a longstanding member of several international professional associations, including the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

12:15pm Project Showcase
Lunch & Networking
Day One Afternoon: Effective Counter-Terrorism and Security Management in Public Venues and Major Events
 1:30pm Detecting Suspicious Behaviors Early in Public Venues & How to Manage Public Security Risk of Mass Gatherings In Open Public Venues

  • Safety design in managing public venue and major events security

Lessons from 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing in Public Venue Security Management

Afternoon Refreshment & Networking

Roundtable Discussions:

Roundtable A: Best Practices in Emergency Management Planning and Training for Terror Attacks in Public Venue

Clive-Williams-112x128 Professor Clive Williams MG
Centre for Military and Security Law, The Australian National University
Roundtable B: Adopting a Multi-layered Approach to Large-Scale Major Events

Roundtable C: Melbourne Cricket Ground Case Study in Security Management

4:15pm Drone Terrorism in Major Events and Countering Drone Terror Attacks

  • Disrupting Hostile Reconnaissance
  • Regulation in UAV registration
  • Implement Geo-Fencing to prevent drones in defined areas
  • Active Measure vs Passive Measure in Counter Drone
  • Jammer and Spoofer to disrupt unwanted drones’ radio connection or GPS
  • Fire Arms, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), laser and net cannon to take down drone
 5:00pm Public Venue Hostage Crisis and Deployment of Technology to Boost Public Surveillance
5:45pm Q&A Session & Closing Remark by Conference Chairperson
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Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 2 May 2018 – Forum Day 2

9:00am Forum Introduction and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson

 How Terrorists are Exploiting Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

  • Assessment of the Current and Future Threat Landscape
  • What are the challenges for security professionals in security planning
  • Terrorism duty of care to staff
  • Holistic security including physical, people and Cyber
  • Issues that need to be considered when making decisions about security policies for a critical infrastructure facility
  • Training staff in response
  • Crisis communications
  • Lessons Learnt From Recent Terrorist Attacks: London, Barcelona, and Brussels
  • What has changed since the Manchester attack?
9:55am Vulnerabilities in Aviation and Border Security & How to Improve with Multi-Layering Security

  • Upgrading Airport and aviation security measures for the future of surveillance
  • Transport Security Programs (TSPs) measures and procedures
  • Airport Screening Technologies
  • Growing Threat of Cyber Terrorism in aviation industry
  • Case study on the recent foiled terror attack in Sydney airport
Morning Refreshments & Networking

How Terrorists are Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Energy, Utilities, and Maritime

 11:45am Threats of Cyber Terrorism: The Next Major Terror Acts Coming from ISIS
Anooshe-112x128 Anooshe Mushtaq
Chair and Founder 
Raqib Taskforce
Lunch & Networking
 1:30pm Panel Discussion: Improving Critical Infrastructure Protection with Public-Private Partnerships

  • Capabilities of public and private sector in identifying solution to emerging threat
  • Collaboration approach to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection
  • Innovative solutions that public and private sector can interweave with each other to secure from the security threats
  • Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Fireside Chat: Australia’s National Security and Counter-Terrorism Initiatives

Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
Day Two Afternoon: Crisis and Emergency Management Post Terrorist Attack

Crisis Communications Management to Mitigate Publicity and Operations Impact on Country, City or Public Venues

4:15pm Responding to the Next Attack: Learning From Terrorist Attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando to Better Protect Public Venues and Soft Targets
5:00pm Closing Remark by Conference Chairperson