Safeguarding Australia — the nation’s longest running and most influential national security summit since 2003. Recent summit keynote highlights:

SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2019 - 16th National Security Annual Summit
Theme: Confronting and Countering the Threats from Espionage, Foreign Interference and Terrorism

Across 8 and 9 May, Safeguarding Australia 2019 brought government and industry together to counter the threats facing all Australians from the recent and ongoing reporting of cyber-attacks on the federal parliament’s computer system, the similar intrusions into our political parties, the already well documented attempts to influence our universities and industries and the horror of the Christchurch terror attack with international and Australian experts exploring and considering the past, present and future of security response.

Dinner Keynote: Daniel E.Payne, Director, U.S Defense Security Services (DSS) on “The Security Challenges of Espionage and Foreign Interference”

Dinner Keynote: Daniel E.Payne, Director, U.S Defense Security Services (DSS) on “The Security Challenges of Espionage and Foreign Interference”

Dr Katerina Agostino announcing the inaugural Technology Surprise Forum which is is an initiative of the the  National Security, Science & Technology Centre  (NSSTC) of  Defence, Science & Technology  (DST). The Forum high-lighted a range of high impact future technologies that will likely influence the Australian National Security landscape over the next 5 to 10 years.

Dr Katerina Agostino announcing the inaugural Technology Surprise Forum which is is an initiative of the the National Security, Science & Technology Centre (NSSTC) of Defence, Science & Technology (DST). The Forum high-lighted a range of high impact future technologies that will likely influence the Australian National Security landscape over the next 5 to 10 years.

SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2018 ~ 15th National Security Annual Summit

Theme: Structuring for the future – strategic thinking for a secure Australia

The diversity, the increase and damage from terrorist attacks, growth of cyber-enabled espionage and criminality and the increasing concerns about foreign interference create a contemporary threat environment which calls for the need to rapidly coordinate interagency efforts to meet risks to the public.

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Opening Keynote Address by the Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP on “Wider Challenges Ahead for Security”.

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Opening Keynote Address by the Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP on “Wider Challenges Ahead for Security”.

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Opening Keynote Address by the Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Opening Keynote Address by the Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Dinner Keynote Address by the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Dinner Keynote Address by the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Dinner Keynote, the Minister of Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Safeguarding Australia 2018 Dinner Keynote, the Minister of Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, The Hon Angus Taylor MP

 

SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2017 ~ 14th National Security Annual Summit

Theme: Turning points in security. 

"Competing priorities, growing threats and increasing complexity will continue to present fundamental challenges to Australia’s national security agenda in the coming years.

Public and private security professionals — policy makers, practitioners and providers — will be forced to address a wide range of issues which have developed over recent decades and continue to grow, such as violent extremism, cyber threats (from lone and state actors), border control and legislation.

In coming years, they will need to also contend with the security issues inherent in societal issues, adding known-unknown dimensions to an already complex national security agenda, most notably an ageing population, technology creeping into all facets of life, and diversity in the workplace reflecting an increasingly cosmopolitan society."

Safeguarding Australia 2017 Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker, The Hon.Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for National Security, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (House), Member for Isaacs.

 

SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2016 ~ 13th National Security Annual Summit

Theme: Protecting the Homefront.

"The national security threat posed by contemporary terrorism ranges from organised attacks against societies, to inspired attacks against individuals. At the core of the threat is the spread of extremist propaganda used to radicalise, recruit and inspire others.

The frontline of this conflict spans the globe and reaches the homes of ordinary citizens through traditional media and social networking platforms. Today’s counterterrorism initiatives include interdicting and disrupting terrorists operations, but they focus more than ever on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and combating terrorist propaganda."

Safeguarding Australia 2016 Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker, The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Safeguarding Australia 2016 Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker, The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

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SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2015

Theme: Global Violent Extremism: Another Long War.

"The 2015 conference theme is Global Violent Extremism and addresses the re-emergence of violent and radical ideologies as a major international security threat. The theme bridges external threats, such as the Islamic State, and their links to domestic threats, such as sectarian tensions within communities, the return of foreign fighters and internationally-inspired terror plots."

Safeguarding Australia 2015 Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker, Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Safeguarding Australia 2015 Conference Dinner Keynote Speaker, Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection