Keynotes announced: Elizabeth Bodine Baron and representatives from the U.S. State Dept. and FBI

Elizabeth Bodine Baron of Rand Corporation (U.S.)

With the recent unprecedented and sophisticated hack of Australia’s major political parties and at the heart of our democracy by undoubtedly a major state actor, Elizabeth will present on the recent Russian influence campaign to disrupt the U.S. presidential election and will address the pressing issue of foreign interference through media manipulation on national sovereignty.

The Counterintelligence Division (CD) is a division of the National Security Branch of The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) division that protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage.

U.S State Department representatives

Representative from the U.S State Department Nick Pitrowicz and Ryan Pardee from the FBI will be presenting on

  • Counter Intelligence to protect our people and information — Nick Pietrowicz,  U.S State Department

  • Cyber aspects of counter intelligence — Ryan Pardee, Federal Bureau of Investigation