Building security culture at SIG

The annual Security in Government (SIG) Conference, hosted by the Attorney-General’s Department, is to be held from 3 – 5 September at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The SIG Conference, now in its 24th year, began as a meeting of Agency Security Advisers in 1987. Today it has grown to become one of the leading security conferences on the annual security calendar.

The SIG Conference program focuses on the information needs of the agency security advisers, information technology security advisers and those members of the private sector contracted to deliver protective security services to government.

Building a Security Culture is the theme for the conference.

The program will look at the Government’s security arrangements – exploring policies, plans, procedures and better practice to enhance a security culture that protects business outcomes for industry and government.

It will also cover key threats posed to national security, including cyber espionage and the trusted insider.

Highlights include high level Australian and international presenters from a wide range of backgrounds.

It will also feature the latest update on the current domestic and international security environment, an extensive trade exhibition featuring state-of-the-art products and services from specialist security organisations and a unique opportunity to network with some of Australia’s leading security professionals and practitioners.

Speakers include The Hon Nicola Roxon MP who will give the opening address on Tuesday 4 September and Mr David Irvine AO, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation who will provide an insight into Australia’s current security and intelligence operating environment.

Mr Gary Blair, Commonwealth Bank of Australia who will speak about information security in the banking sector; Mr Michael Shryane, UK Cabinet Office, United Kingdom who will speak about protective security policy from a UK perspective, Professor Craig Valli who will discuss securing mobile devices and Ms Jennifer Muldoon, Sydney Opera House who will speak about the protective security considerations when securing a National icon.

The SIG 2012 Gala dinner is to be held at Parliament House.

The keynote speaker is Mr Paul Cave AM, Chairman and Founder of BridgeClimb who will give delegates an insight into how he overcame security challenges to achieve national and international success that is now synonymous with BridgeClimb.

The SIG 2012 Conference with its extensive exhibition and comprehensive protective security program promises to be an informative and thought provoking experience which will assist attendees in working together to keep Australia secure.

Registration is available online until Friday 31 August 2012.  Registration will also be available onsite at the National Convention Centre, Canberra from 3 – 5 September.

For more information and to register online for the SIG 2012 Conference visit

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