(by surname in alphabetical order)
Richard Adams is a senior member of one of the Big Four professional services firms and has spent many years working on both criminal and civil matters. In addition, through his many years of working with a variety of law enforcement agencies, Richard is aware of the requirements of the courts in relation to the handling and processing of evidence and his on-going doctoral research topic is the acquisition of potential electronic evidence. Richard is on the Australian Standards ISO Working Group for handling electronic evidence.
Dr G Amoroso serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Office for AT&T Services, Inc. His responsibilities include real-time security protection of AT&T’s network and computing infrastructure – including mobility services; security policy, planning, and architecture for AT&T’s IPTV and entertainment initiatives; and lead design, development, and operations support for AT&T’s managed and network-based security services.
David Alexander, Future Directions International Research Assistant, Indian Ocean Research Programme.
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is a student at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and an adjunct fellow at the Middle East Forum.
Scott Basham manages Unisys’ location, perimeter and surveillance solution offerings within Asia Pacific. Starting as an officer in the Australian Regular Army more than 20 years ago, he has provided security and technology advice across both the public and private sectors, across a wide range of sectors including aviation, ports, critical infrastructure, border protection and defence.
Scott M Bernat is a civilian Special Agent of the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), currently assigned to the US Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia Force Protection Detachment as the Resident Agent in Charge and Chief of US Military Security. He is a recognised expert on Asia-Pacific regional security, to include the development, coordination and management of plans, programs and activities directly supporting crisis response and operations. He is a published author and speaker on international security issues. See http://id.linkedin.com/in/scottbernat.
Brett Biddington is the founder of a Canberra based consulting company which specialises in space and cyber security matters. Between 2002 and 2009 he was a member of Cisco Systems’ global space team and before that he served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an intelligence and security specialist before moving into capability development. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute in the School of Computer and Security Science at EdithCowan University in Perth, Western Australia.
Robert Bird, Professional Services Director, Asia Pacific Verizon Business
Bruce Blythe is an internationally acclaimed crisis management expert and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the crisis management and business continuity industries. He is the owner and chairman of three companies that provide employers with a continuum of crisis preparedness, crisis response and employee return-to-work services.
Dr Dave Brooks (PhD, MSc, BSc) is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher within the Security Research Centre (secau ) at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Dave teaches and researches topics within the broad domain of Security Science, with research interests in psychometric risk perception, CCTV, organisational resilience and entropic security decay. He has published, presented and taught in his areas of specialisation in many parts of the world, with two published books and a further two in draft. Dave’s most recent publication, Corporate Security in the Asia Pacific Region: Crisis, Crime, Fraud & Misconduct, co-authored with Chris Cubbage, is due for publication by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Books in September 2012. In addition, David has more than 40 peer reviewed International Journal and conference publications.
Konrad Buczynski started his career as an Australian Army Officer, security consultant, then Chief Security Officer and Crisis/BCM Program Manager at Thales Australia-New Zealand. Fifteen years later he is now Director of Agilient; a specialist security, risk and resilience consultancy firm.
Jill Burroughs is Director of Test Security for Pearson VUE. Before joining the computer-based testing company, Ms. Burroughs was the senior director of exam services for CompTIA where she was responsible for the development and delivery of their global certification programs. She has also worked as a security and investigative professional in both the public and private sectors where she specialized in intellectual property protection, fraud and financial investigations and electronic discovery. Ms. Burroughs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, New York, New York.
Bonnie Butlin is the Executive Director of the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum and has previously worked in a number of capacities, including as Project Officer with the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute); with the Colombia Desk of the Stabilisation and Reconstruction Task Force (START), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT); as an Intelligence Analyst with the Federal Government.
Anthony Caputo is a Director at Avrio RMS Group (www.avriormsgroup.com), which has the largest number of wireless security camera deployments for municipalities in North America with more than 100 cities. He is the author of the best selling Digital Video Surveillance and Security for Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, with a new edition being released next Spring. You can contact him at www. tonycaputo.com
Nick Carter was formerly with the South Australian Department for Correctional Services having performed roles including Case Management Coordinator, Project Officer, Principal Project Officer and Programs Manager Case Management. Nick currently works within the Immigration Detention sector.
Balaji Chandramohan is Editor of the ‘Asia for World Security Network’ and a correspondent for Auckland-based newspaper, Indian Newslink. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in India and the New Zealand Labour Party.
Damian Comerford has been working within retail loss prevention for more than 20 years having first joined the industry in a floor level position, to now holding the senior most position in loss prevention within a leading Australian retailer. In his position, Damian is directly responsible for the national loss prevention and shrinkage reduction program.
Jeff Corkill is a former military intelligence officer who after serving 20 years shifted to the resource sector and spent the next 10 years of his career focusing primarily on the security intelligence needs of the precious minerals industry. In 2007 Jeff entered academia and he now lectures in Intelligence and Security and is actively researching in the fields of intelligence analysis, CCTV surveillance and personnel vetting at Edith Cowan University in Perth. He is in the final stages of his PhD which is focused on the role of professional artistry in intelligence analysis and what characteristics separate average from outstanding analysts. Jeff has held a number of security management roles in the resource sector and consults in the security and intelligence field. His previous consultancy work has included working with the UN and private companies primarily on issues related to intelligence and surveillance.
Geoff Craighead CPP is vice president of high-rise and real estate services for Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. For more than 25 years, he has been involved with the security and life safety operations of high-rise facilities, including the mixed-use Ocean Centre and Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong, the 62-storey First Interstate Bank Building in Los Angeles, and numerous commercial buildings throughout North America. He has managed security staff, conducted risk assessments, carried out investigations, formulated security policies and procedures, written building emergency management plans, developd high-rise training programs, and contributed chapters and articles on subjects ranging from high-rise training programs, and contributed chapters and articles on subjects ranging from high-rise security, emergency planning, and security consulting, to the use of computers in security management.
Chris Cubbage CPP, GAICD is a corporate security and public safety consultant and the Executive Editor of the Australian Security Magazine and Asia Pacific Security Magazine; and presenter/producer of MySecurity TV. Through the media and his private consultancy company, Amlec House Pty Limited, he has clients in the region and from around the world.
John Cunningham is the Owner and Founder of Area Reconnaissance Ground and Urban Support Robotics (ARGUS), USA. John received his BS degree from West Virginia University in Mining Engineering and MS Degree from Marshall University in Technology Management-Manufacturing. For 24 years John oversaw design and manufacturing of thousands of wheeled and tracked commercial construction vehicles for domestic and international markets. The US Department of Defense approached John requesting commercial vehicles to be made in both manual and robotic functions for anti-IED efforts. Such vehicles were quickly made and exceeded all key point parameters. From this request a series of vehicles have been designed on a common platform to meet a wide range of security and humanitarian needs around the world.
Matthew Curtis is a principal consultant and the Security Service Group Manager in Canberra for the global consulting company, GHD. He is a member of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals the peak representational body for the security profession in Australia and New Zealand, and he chairs that body’s Standards Advisory Board. Matthew has served approximately 20 years in the foreign affairs portfolio in a range of onshore and offshore postings. For the past 10 years he has been a security consultant, providing advice to private and public sector organisations on security risk, policy and planning. He has advised the Commonwealth and State governments on national security policy and strategic emergency management arrangements. E: [email protected]
Vlado Damjanovski, B.E.(electronics), Director at Vidi Labs Pty.Ltd. is a recognised Author, Lecturer, Inventor and Consultant. Vlado can be contacted at [email protected]
Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe is a security analyst, consultant and non-resident fellow at the National Security Institute, University of Canberra. His research interests emphasise geo-political analysis, sovereign risk, maritime security, military issues and transnational threats. Cumulatively he has published more than 250 articles in a wide range of publications worldwide and is a correspondent for Australian Security Magazine and Asia Pacific Security Magazine.
Milica Djekic is an Online Marketing Coordinator at Dejan SEO, currently based in Novi Sad, Serbia. Djekic has a Master of Science degree in Control Engineering from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2006). Djekic’s fields of interests are control systems, wireless technologies, cyber security, cryptography, speed enforcement systems, etc. In her spare time, Djekic enjoys reading, researching and writing.
Dr Craig Donald is an Adjunct Associate Professor at ECU in Perth and a Director of Leaderware. His focus is on human factors in security technology implementation, particularly on x-ray and CCTV systems. He consults in this respect for sectors varying from police, aviation, casinos, precious minerals, and banking in various countries internationally. References available on request to the author. He can be contacted via email at [email protected]
Terry Flanders CPMSIA(RSP), CPP Terry is a former Detective Sergeant with the NSW Police. After 25 years operational policing he left law enforcement in 1999 and began a security consultancy. Terry is a Certified Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia (and Recognised Safety Professional) as well as a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS International. Contact Terry at [email protected]
Eric Flis, Founder and Director, DSAN Group.
Douglas Florence Sr, CPP, Business Development Director for Gaming at Avigilon.
Dr Kevin J Foster is a risk management expert with a particular interest in IPCCTV for public surveillance and counter-terrorist purposes.
Scott Fraser holds Master of Security Management and is an independent security professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Scott has previously held positions with Australian Defence Force (Army), Consultant to Corporate and Government, and the Gas, Oil and Mining Sectors within the Asia Pacific and African regions.
George Friedman is the founder and chief executive of Stratfor Global Intelligence and a New York Times Best Selling Author. George is a political scientist, strategic thinker and futurist.
Steve Furmedge is a 28-year Law enforcement/security professional. During his career with the Western Australian Police Service he spent 13 years with the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence in the specialist field of Covert Operations. After completing university degrees in Judicial Studies and Corporate Security Management, Steve further enhanced his studies in Criminology, Psychology and behaviour modification techniques. In 2002, Steve was appointed to his current position, and is the Director of Security Services in charge of all security provisions for the Public Transport Authority of WA.(Image courtesy of The Sunday Times).
Dr Anne T Gallagher, Technical Director, Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project; Head of Operations, Equity International; independent scholar and legal adviser. Ph.D., University of Utrecht; M.Int.L (Australian National University); BA, LLB (Macquarie University). SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=730703 Contact: [email protected]
Professor Martin Gill is the Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International. Martin is also a Professor of Criminology and for more than two decades has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of crime and its prevention. He has a particular interest in business crime and the security sector. Martin has published widely (13 books and more than 100 articles including ‘Managing Security’ and ‘CCTV’ published in 2003, and the ‘Handbook of Security’ published in 2006) and is co-editor of Security Journal. In 2002 the ASIS Security Foundation made a ‘citation for distinguished service’ in ‘recognition of his significant contribution to the security profession’. In 2010 he was recognised by the British Security Industry Association with a special award for ‘outstanding service to the security sector’.
Dr Gerald M Goldhaber, Ph.D. is President of Goldhaber Research Associates, LLC, a consulting firm which specializes in polling and market research services for executives in politics, industry, the legal profession and the entertainment arts. Dr. Goldhaber’s clients include several Fortune 500 companies as well as many educational and governmental organizations, including the United States Senate. Dr. Goldhaber has written or edited 10 books in the field of communication, including the best-selling Communication Probes read by more than 500,000 college students and Organisational Communication, the first college text in this field, now in its eighth edition.
Peter Hannay has significant industry background in the network security arena. Peter’s work history includes application security auditing for a military contractor specialising in hardware encryption devices, government consultation in areas of security and penetration testing as well as forensic recovery work with government agencies. Peter has also provided training on an invitation basis on topics such as embedded security and forensics, systems infiltration and exploit development.
David Harding is an international conflict specialist with extensive experience within the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.
Kira Harris is a researcher at Edith Cowan University with interests in cultural aspects of 1% motorcycle clubs and currently completing a PhD in the disengagement from idealogical social groups.
Lindsay Hughes is a Research Analyst, Indian Ocean Research Programme with Future Directions International.
Ammar Hindi is Managing Director of Asia Pacific operations for Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco. In this position he is responsible for corporate operations across the region, including sales, business development and strategic marketing activities. Hindi joined the company in June 2009, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in sales and management positions launching Asia Pacific business initiatives.
Frazer Holmes is a leading SCEC Endorsed Security Consultant (Attorney General’s Department) and member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA). Holmes has recently joined the team at Amlec House Security Consultants and can be contacted at[email protected]
Linda Hui is Managing Director at F5 Networks in Hong Kong and Taiwan, based in Hong Kong. With more than 17 years of experience in the information and telecommunication industry, Hui is responsible for overseeing and steering the company’s growth in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prior to joining F5, she promoted and grew Andersen Consulting’s Risk Consulting Practice, particularly in the technology risk and financial risk area. During her time with Anderson Consulting, she successfully bought in clients and increased the market awareness of the service offerings. Hui holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer and Management Science from the University of Warwick and Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nottingham.
Professor Efraim Inbar, Yizhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Israel Born in Romania (1947), educated at the Hebrew University (B.A. in Political Science and English Literature) and at the University of Chicago (M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science), Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and the Director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies. He served as visiting professor at Georgetown University (1991-92) and visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1996). Prof. Inbar has been appointed as a Manfred Warner NATO Fellow (1998) and was a visiting Fellow at the (London) International Institute for Strategic Studies (2000). He is also the recipient of the Onassis Fellowship (2003). He often lectures at institutions such as RAND, Council of Foreign Relations, Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Yale Universities. Professor Inbar served in the Israel Defence Force (IDF) as a paratrooper, and he is presently posted (in reserve) at the IDF College of Staff and Command. He was a member of the Political Strategic Committee of the National Planning Council and the Chair of the Committee for the National Security Curriculum at the Ministry of Education. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Yizhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies. Prof. Inbar is widely quoted in the Israeli and international press.
Sean Jacobs is the co-founder of PNG Commerce – a website committed to economic growth, good governance and next generation leadership in the Indo-Pacific. He has worked with all levels of the PNG Government.
Mark Jarratt is Lead Security Consultant in the Canberra Office of consulting engineers Norman Disney & Young. He is a Certified Protection Professional (1999) and Australian Government Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) endorsed security zone consultant. Mark has 19 years of experience in Government and corporate protective security. He served as an Australian Customs officer for more than 21 years, including five years as Chief of Security, National Office.
Peter James is currently CEO of Secure Systems Ltd and an experienced General Manager with particular strengths in technical and operations management. During his career, Peter has gained considerable experience in ICT security – providing ICT security solutions and services, building secure software intensive systems and security products, providing ICT security consultancy and project managing security product developments. Peter’s career commenced in software engineering research, before moving into systems integration, and then sales and consultancy. Peter has gained exposure to a number of large-scale secure system projects, in roles ranging from systems architect to project director. Peter has held many and various senior business management responsibilities. Peter established and grew the Australian subsidiary of Admiral Management Services (an International consultancy specialising in ICT security, project management and technical consulting services) into a highly profitable, fast growing consultancy. Peter grew AMS to more than 50 consultants whilst continuously achieving both high levels of revenue and profitability. As the Operations Director of CMG Australia (now LogicaCMG, an international ICT solutions business), Peter was the board director responsible for solution delivery and business operations; this involved overseeing projects with a combined value of $20M and 200 employees. Peter has a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science, an MSc in System Design, specialising in critical systems and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management. Peter also attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school in Paris. He is a Fellow of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and holds a diploma as a director.
Roger G Johnston, PhD, CPP, is Leader of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory. He was founder and head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1992 to 2007. Roger graduated from Carleton College (1977), and received MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Colorado (1983). He has authored more than 165 technical papers and 90 invited talks (including 6 Keynote Addresses), holds 10 US patents, and serves as Editor of the Journal of Physical Security.
Paul Johnstone is a former Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police and a former Soldier with the Australian Army. Johnstone has performed a number of specialist protective security intelligence and counter-terrorism roles during his combined 25 years of service and is a Government accredited Instructor in a number of specialist fields. Johnstone has been formally recognised by the Governments of the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina for outstanding police investigations pertaining to complex fraud and war crimes and he has lectured and trained law enforcement, security and military personnel throughout Australia, Peoples Republic of China, Afghanistan and the Pacific Rim. Johnstone is the founder and principal director of Defensive Measures International which is a consultancy firm offering specialist services throughout Australia, Peoples Republic of China, India and the Asia Pacific region. Johnstone is also the Training Manager for the Queensland TAFE Security, Investigations and Law Enforcement Training Centre in Brisbane.
Robert Kaiser is the CEO of UK based PPSS Group and a widely respected expert in body armour and other types of equipment/clothing, offering protection from firearms, edged weapons, hypodermic needles and blunt trauma. He has been responsible for the personal protection of high profile professionals and their families in some of the World’s most hostile regions.
Dr Rustom Kanga, Founder and CEO, iOmniscient.
John Kendall is security program director fir Unisys Asia Pacific. he has worked with clients in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific with a particular focus on helping public sector organisations leverage innovative identification and Biometric technology to provide secure and cost effective service to their citizens and business communities.
Ralph Lake is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Anti-Corruption professional possessing a Master of Arts (Fraud & Financial Investigation). In addition to a background in military investigations and working for a competition regulator in Australia he has worked as a War Crimes Investigator in Rwanda and Sierra Leone and managed the UN internal investigation unit in Sudan. He has consulted three times to the Afghan government, twice to the Ministry of Finance on behalf of UNDP where he setup a Fraud Investigation Unit. In March 2011 he returned from a 9 month consultancy to the Afghan Government’s High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption where he consulted on behalf of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. In Australia he provides misconduct investigation services and bespoke whistleblowing solutions to a growing number of government departments and private enterprise clients. You can email him at [email protected]
Steve Lawlor has worked for Rockwell Automation—the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information—for 14 years. Rockwell Automation makes its clients more productive and the world more sustainable. Security management faces many challenges in today’s complex and interconnected industrial environments. Steve’s priorities are helping raise client awareness of risks with safety and network security, and how to effectively manage those risks.
Leighton G Luke, Manager, Indian Ocean Research Programme, Future Directions International
Prince Lazar is an experienced Security Professional, Business Analyst and Resiliency Specialist with more than 24 years of varied experience in the Military and the security industry. Lazar is currently based in Kuala Lumpur and has immense expertise in the field of Threat Assessment/Risk Management, Commercial Security & Profit Centre Management, Business Development, Corporate Security, Security/Protection Design/ Plan using the CPTED concept and wide knowledge of technical integration of electronic security systems. Lazar can be contacted at [email protected]
Robert M Lee is an officer in the United States Air Force; however his views do not constitute an endorsement by or opinion of the US Air Force or Department of Defense.
Paige Leidig has 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, and selling enterprise application solutions and managing trusted customer relationships. Leidig was previously in the Office of the CEO at SAP, where he was responsible for leading and coordinating SAP’s acquisition and integration activities on a global basis. He has managed a number of marketing initiatives at SAP, including responsibility for all go-to-market activities for SAP’s Cloud applications portfolio. Preceding his SAP career, Paige held senior management positions with Ariba, Elance, and E*Trade. He is currently Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at CipherCloud.
Paras Lohani, Future Directions International Research Assistant, Indian Ocean Research Programme.
Jos Maas is a consultant providing services regarding information security and business continuity by using a broader view than solely IT security. He is also CISM certified and chairman of the IAHSS Europe chapter.
Steve Mark is a lawyer by profession, and is Chairman of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists (“ASICJ”). In January 2010, Steve Mark was appointed Registrar, Australasian Register of Security Professionals. In 2011 he was appointed Technical Committee Member to the International Standards for Security Agencies Technical Committee. Steve is also a director of Midnight Basketball, which produces basketball competitions for “at risk” street kids.
Dr Pascual Marqués is the Owner and Executive Director at Marques Aviation Ltd (UK) and the International Director (United Kingdom) of Unmanned Vehicle University. Dr Marqués is an expert in Aerodynamics and Flight Stability. At Marques Aviation Ltd he oversees the design and manufacture of novel fixed-wing and rotor unmanned aircraft developed by the company. Dr Marqués acts as the Chair for the World Congress on Unmanned Systems Engineering (WCUSEng) and the International Aerospace Engineering Conference (IAEC). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng). Dr Marqués regularly lectures in Aerodynamics and Numerical Analysis at Unmanned Vehicle University where he is a member of Faculty.
Nicole Matrai formerly led Minter Ellison Perth’s International Trade Practice. She has experience working as a legal advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has been an Australian negotiator with the World Trade Organization. Nicole works on international trade, government and public law and policy, as well as government relations.
Gerard May was a guard before working as a security industry union official. Currently he’s studying a Masters in Labour Law at Melbourne Law School. He can be contacted at[email protected]
Liam McHugh is the Manager of the Energy Security and Northern Australia at Perth based, Future Directions International. Liam can be contacted at [email protected]
Rob McMillan is a Research Director at Gartner, covering information and IT security topics such as strategic planning, security policy and governance, data loss prevention, security incident response, threat intelligence services, risk management, cloud security issues and security metrics. He brings firsthand experience with nine years in the financial services industry at executive level within one of the largest banks in the world. Prior to this, he spent a decade with specialist security incident response teams.
Professor Anthony Minnaar, since January 2009, has been the Programme Head: Security Management for the merged Department of Criminology & Security Science in the School of Criminal Justice of the College of Law, at the University of South Africa. He was appointed a full Professor in July 2003. In January 2013, he was appointed as a Research Professor at UNISA. In 2012, he received a re-rating as a National Research Foundation (NRF) Researcher of C1, is a recipient in October 2006, of the University of South Africa (UNISA) Chancellor’s Prize for Research: School of Criminal of Justice. He has published widely and presented at numerous international conferences on a wide variety of topics and issues in criminal justice and security management.
Peter Moroney is a Director of Nemesis Consultancy Group – a next generation investigative and security management consultancy co-founded with his father, former NSW Police Commissioner, Ken Moroney. Moroney is a leader in the investigations and security industry. As a former Detective Sergeant in the NSW Police Force, and more recently as the Investigation’s Manager, NSW Crime Commission, Moroney has in-depth widespread knowledge of managing and conducting criminal investigations. Having tracked terrorists and worked with former UK intelligence in deploying counter-terrorists measures, Moroney is at the forefront of the industry and is now applying these skills to change the way investigations are undertaken and more importantly the outcomes they achieve.
Matt Muller consults to Boards and Executives, delivers courses for CSA, presents internationally on risk and resilience, and has led corporate risk and resilience for large businesses including Origin Energy. You can contact him via email: [email protected]
Dr Alexander Murinson, is an independent researcher who holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus.
Naomi Oakley, after spending 13 years in the Victorian Police Force and a further five years in the private security industry, Naomi Oakley, Managing Director of U-Nome, says having a female presence and employing communication and negotiation skills, as opposed to brute force, is an advantage in the industry.
Pete Onni has more than 30 years of experience in the field and is a Certified Police Instructor in high risk subjects in the US States of Georgia and Florida. Blessed with having had the opportunity to have lived, trained and worked in Law Enforcement around the world and currently in the Philippines, Pete is a self employed Public Safety and Security Specialist, Trainer and Adviser. Pete can be contacted at [email protected]
Sarah Page is a Public Information Specialist at GeoNet. She has grown the GeoNet name throughout New Zealand and abroad, through social media and presentations, with a goal of increasing awareness of what GeoNet does and how people can use the science information available. She also works on the website geonet.org.nz and is the Editor of the biannual magazine ‘GeoNet News’.
Dr Carolyn Patteson is the Executive Manager of CERT Australia, in the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. CERT Australia is a trusted source of information and advice on cyber security issues. It is not a regulator, its services are free and it does not compete with commercial services in the market. To report a cyber security incident please call the CERT Australia hotline – 1300 172 499. For more information on CERT Australia and the Cyber Crime and Security Survey Reports please refer to www.cert.gov.au, email [email protected] or phone +61 2 6141 2999.
Dave Pauli is an Operational Safety Training consultant with experience in the Australian Defence Force, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Immigration Detention and Health Services. He has completed force instructor certification programs worldwide and conduced training for Police, Corrections, Transit and health services agencies in Australia, Asia and the USA. Reviews of these programs have been widely published. Dave currently services the Asia Pacific and the USA and sits on the Board of Directors for tactical training company, ISR Matrix International. He welcomes your feedback and can be contacted at [email protected]
Luke Percy-Dove is the Director and Principal Consultant of Matryx Consulting. He has been involved in the security industry for more than 19 years and has held senior advisory and management roles within national organisations. Holding qualifications in security and risk management, electronics and networking, Luke’s diverse industry experience include perimeter security design for Government agencies, correctional facilities and defence applications. Luke has also designed large-scale networked security solutions for commercial and local Government applications throughout Australia. Luke is a licensed security consultant in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.
Shane Boris Pointing is a university based researcher and consulting director to Independent Governance Specialists for CCTV. He can be contacted at [email protected]
Darren Quick is an Electronic Evidence Specialist with the South Australia Police, and is currently a PhD Scholar at the University of South Australia. He has undertaken more than 500 forensic investigations involving thousands of digital evidence items including; computers, hard drives, mobile telephones, servers, and portable storage devices. In 2012 Darren was awarded membership of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Darren is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.
Tony Ridley is CEO of Intelligent Travel and is responsible for the leadership and delivery of Intelligent Travel’s corporate and commercial operations, intelligence and consulting services to clients around the world. Tony is a career security professional with more than 20 years as a subject matter expert and more than a decade of senior executive and leadership roles.
Phill Russo is a world renown computer and mobile phone forensic expert, and is CEO of CIA Solutions in Perth, Western Australia. Russo also instructs in his specialty field to police, military, members of FBI, Australian Federal Police, Scotland Yard, Hong Kong Police, Nedbank, Westpac, Bankwest, KPMG, Deloitte, Boeing and other world class firms.
Saloni Salil is a post-graduate research scholar from the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India. She is a Visiting Fellow at Future Directions International and a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, India.
Professor Ricke Sarre is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the School of Commerce. He is also an Associate Researcher with UniSA’s Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies and a member of the Centre for Peace, Conflict and Mediation in the Institute. Rick has held many leadership roles within UniSA during the past 25 years, including being a Head of School and a Dean of Teaching. In 2006 he won the Division of Business Research Excellence Award. After five years of legal practice, for 25 years Rick has been teaching commercial law, criminology and media law, among other subjects. In 2008 he received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation as a nationally recognised teacher. He was formerly on the national committee of the Australasian Law Teachers Association. Rick has had numerous leadership roles outside UniSA which are linked to his commitment to justice and social welfare. Currently he is president of South Australian Institute of Justice Studies Inc., vice president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and a member of the Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of SA Board. He served three years on the Victim Support Service (SA) Board. He has been an Associate of the Australian Institute of Criminology since 1998. Rick is an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security and is a member of Essex University’s Corporate and White Collar Crime Network. Rick has published more than 130 scholarly articles on legal and justice-related topics. His most recent book focuses on the law that applies to the private security industry. Rick’s research interests include corporate social responsibility, investigating identity fraud control, management and policy, exploring private security trends in the era of plural policing, and an exchange program with the Institut fur Kreditwirtschaft at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Dr Gavriel Schneider is a Group Director and founding partner of the Dynamic Alternatives Group which is an international specialised security, safety and risk solutions provider; as well as a Director of the BLP Group which is an Australian leader in the security and safety training and consulting fields. He has more than 15 years of specialised security and risk experience and has operated in 15 countries. He was the first recipient of a Doctorate in Criminology and a Master of Technology Degree specialising in Security Risk Management (UNISA). He has numerous business and marketing qualifications as well as Advanced Diplomas in Occupational Health and Safety and integrated Risk Management.
Shannon Sedgwick is the CEO of Global Media Risk. He is a highly experienced senior risk consultant and media adviser with extensive experience in the Middle East and throughout Europe, USA and South East Asia. Shannon is regularly seen on national and international television programs and expert panels discussing terrorism and its effects on our society. Global Media Risk is a boutique risk consultancy firm specialising in the facilitation of a complete security, training, advisory and logistics package nationally and internationally, including high threat regions. Global Media Risk provides services for crisis and emergency management support and clients such as corporate entities, schools, media organisations, NGOs, production companies and consulates.
Lt Col (res) Dr Dany Shoham a microbiologist, is recognised as a top Israeli expert on chemical and biological warfare in the Middle East. He is a former senior intelligence analyst in the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. His previous publications for the BESA Center include Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Arab Countries and Iran – An Existential Threat to Israel? (Hebrew), Chemical Weapons in Egypt and Syria: Evolution, Capabilities, Control (Hebrew), and Invisible Red Line: The Futility of Trying to Detect an Iranian Order to Build the Bomb.
Dean C Simone, US Risk Assurance Services Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Dean is a Philadelphia-based partner who leads PwC’s Risk Assurance practice, including Internal Audit, Third Party Assurance, Process Assurance, IT & Project Assurance, and Governance Risk & Compliance. In this role he directs a team of 1,900 professionals within PwC to advise clients on designing and implementing risk and compliance programs, creating audits and internal controls processes around business performance issues and IT systems, as well as strategy and contingency planning. Dean serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts (PICPA). Dean holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University.
Greg Singh is an Information Technology veteran with more than half his career dedicated to Information Security. He has worked for Vendors, Service-Providers, Integrators and End-Users in roles including Network, Server & Information-Security Engineering, Infrastructure Management, Technical & Architectural Leadership, Pre-Sales Systems Engineering, Pre-Sales Systems Engineering Management, Organisational Leadership and Technology Evangelism. Today, Singh is a recognised Subject Matter Expert in Cyber Crime, Malware, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s) and Cyber Warfare techniques and is a frequent speaker on these topics. He is currently part of the Leadership team for Blue Coat Systems in Australia and New Zealand as their Systems Engineering Manager and Technology Evangelist.
Professor Clifton Smith is a recognised international expert and continues to conduct research in ballistics imaging, IT security, biometric imaging, and security education. Professor Smith developed the first professional security programmes of Bachelor of Science (Security), Master of Science (Security Science), and Doctor of Philosophy (Security Science) and has presented security, forensic and ballistic papers at conferences around the world.
Navid Sobbi is Managing Director of National Surveillance and Intelligence and CEO of Specialist Corporate Intelligence Agency. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of International Security Studies and has a Diploma in Security Risk Management, Certificate 4 in Fraud Control and holds all relevant licences and authorities to carry services on an international scale.
Jose KL Sousa Santos is a former senior analyst with the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste and advisor to the Prime Minister and President of Timor Leste. He is currently based in Wellington, New Zealand, for post-graduate studies in international relations.
Michael Steinmann has been Director, Regional Technology at Nuance Communications since 2007. His focus is on assisting the region’s largest and most strategic customers achieve a detailed understanding of the Nuance portfolio of technologies and how these technologies integrate and can be utilised within their own business environments. Prior to joining Nuance, Michael worked at Telstra for five years, his last role being General Manager of the Call Centre technologies engineering group. There, he successfully managed the introduction of multiple internal and external call centre projects that included technologies such as CTI, IVR, CRM and VoIP. Prior to his work at Telstra, Michael held senior technology positions world-wide at Genesys, Informix, Ingres, Sun and, most notably, at AT&T where he was instrumental in helping build and deploy the world’s largest data warehouse.
Andrew ‘Nobby’ Styles is a management consultant working in Asia across the platforms of security, risk management, business continuity and business investigations. Persons wishing to contact Andrew can email him on [email protected]
Adeline Teoh is a journalist who specialises in writing on business, project management and education. Her favourite security topics are risk management and privacy and she takes a philosophical interest in the ethics of surveillance. She is a regular correspondent for the Australian Security Magazine and Asia Pacific Security Magazine.
Clint Tomlinson is a Security Consultant at Amlec House and has conducted a range of risk management, organisation and corporate security, CCTV and public safety projects for a variety of public and private clients. Clint possesses a Bachelor of Science (Security) with a Major in Management from Edith Cowan University.
Jason Thomas worked alongside US forces in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011. He has also worked in South Sudan, and the Civil War area in Sri Lanka. Jason is undertaking his PhD on counter terrorism and in his spare time he takes disadvantaged kids up the Kokoda Track battlefield in PNG.
Dr Robyn Torok is undertaking a second PhD in Security Science at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Torok’s research focuses on the role of the internet (social media) in recruitment of terrorists to jihad, in particular, to martyrdom operations. Torok specialises in home-grown terrorism and the threat lone-wolf terrorism poses to Western nations, including Australia’s, and how this threat will impact the country’s national security. Torok’s research is leading the way to enable better understanding of how the internet is used to influence, steer, guide and change a person from moderate views of Islam to more extreme views leading to terrorist recruitment.
Professor Craig Valli has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he conducts research and consults to industry and government on network security and digital forensics issues. His main consultancy focus is on securing networks and critical infrastructures, detection of network borne threats and forensic analysis of cyber security incidents.
Jay Vella FDI’s Research Analyst, Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme.
Laurence (Larry) Waite, Safe City Security Coordinator, has performed services within the security industry for more than 25 years. He is specialised in CCTV and has performed services for the Ipswich Safe City Program since 1994. He has also worked with organisations such as the Brisbane City Council’s City Safe Program, Queensland Rail, Southbank Parklands, Swanbank Power Station and Arthur Gory Correctional Centre. Larry has received a range of commendations and letters of appreciation for his professionalism over the years, including for his services in assisting the Queensland Police Service, Crime Stoppers and City of Ipswich.
Jon S Warner, PhD, is a Systems Engineer with the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory. From 2002- 2007 he served as a Technical Staff Member with the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include vulnerability assessments, microprocessor and wireless applications, nuclear safeguards, and developing novel security devices. Warner received BS degrees in Physics and Business Management at Southern Oregon University (1994), and MS and PhD degrees in physics from Portland State University (1998 and 2002).
Dr Ken Webb is a former Government National Security Researcher and Operator based in Australia and Europe; and an SAS, Commando and Intelligence Officer prior to this after graduating from the Royal Military College. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award when completing doctoral research for the Australian Research Council; and his degrees include a PhD, MBA and GradDip in Survival & Rescue Management. Ken is based in Bali, Indonesia and has a sound network of relationships in national security around the world.
Kym Whitaker has a Bachelor of Social Science in Politics and International Relations and is currently finishing a Masters of International Relations also at Curtin University. Kym’s interests lie in the areas of organised crime and terrorism studies with her current thesis focusing on far-right extremism in Australia due to be completed mid 2012.
Clive Williams is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, and a Visiting Professor at the Australian National University’s Australian Centre for Military and Security Law.
Don Williams CPP, RSecP MIExpE, IABTI, Don is a recognised leader in the field of security management and analysis with more than 70 articles, chapters and other publications on security, risk and emergency management. Don has more than 27 years of experience in security consulting. He assists clients to define “What are we trying to protect, why and from whom?” and to develop solutions that meld with and support the client’s operating environment. He has particular expertise in bomb incident security. Don is a Registered Security Professional and the Executive Officer of the Security Professionals’ Register – Australasia.
Katherine Anne Williams was born in Waldorf, USA and migrated to Sydney, Australia in 1997. She graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia with a triple major of Government and International Relations, Geography and Anthropology. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and aspires to work as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense after completing her studies.
Wai King Wong is Sales and Country Manager Australia and New Zealand for Axis Communications. Wong is responsible for the management of all sales and operational activities in ANZ and has held the position since November 2002. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the networking and software deployment and support arenas and holds a bachelor of Business in Business Information Systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and a Master in Business and Technology, UNSW.
Andrew Woodward has more than 15 years of experience in the IT Industry and consults to industry and government on network security and digital forensics issues. His main consultancy focus is on securing networks and critical infrastructures through vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. Andrew is also involved in digital forensics research with a focus on computer and network forensics.
Peter Woodward is a consultant at ThinBLUELine Consulting, which specialises through international expertise in helping organisations to be successful; through supporting them to mitigate risk and threat. Peter has Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Emergency Management and has worked extensively in the planning and conduct of security for major events in a whole of government environment. He can be contacted on [email protected]