Safe and Secure Facilities and Public Spaces

Effectively mitigate the risk and decrease the security vulnerabilities to keep people safe and secure

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Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Nicholas Dynon, Chief Editor - New Zealand Security Magazine, Line of Defence Magazine, Defsec Media Ltd
Re-assessing New Zealand's threat landscape
  • Prioritising threat assessment and mitigation in a limited resources environment
  • Global versus domestic threats
  • State versus non-state actor threats
  • Industry or organisation-specific versus general threats
  • Exploring regional trends
  • Does New Zealand have countervailing infrastructure in place?
Dr Paul Buchanan, Director and Principal, 36th Parallel Assessments
It's more than just physical - why we need to be focused on converged security
  • The Internet of Things and the 'connected' nature of physical security systems
  • How the lines between physical and cyber security are blurring
  • What does the converged security risk context look like in reality?
  • Converging threats require converged security solutions. What do these look like?
  • How the Protective Security Requirements (PSR) provide a framework for addressing converged threats
Andrew Moss, Group Commercial Director, Optic Security Group
Effective collaboration with facilities and emergency services
  • What are the challenges to effective collaboration during an emergency?
  • Planning for effective incident reporting and joint operations
  • Ensuring all parties understand their roles, capabilities and capacities
  • The role of critical communication technology
Barry Brailey, Principal Security Consultant, Quantum Security Services
Morning Break
Ensuring resilient and secure facility operations by creating an effective security culture
  • Creating a security and challenge culture with an emphasis on situational awareness training and response protocols
  • How to ensure safety and security is addressed continually and holistically in your organisation and operations
  • Proactively managing the security conversation and planning to include terrorism and violence
  • Getting the necessary attention from the Executive Leadership Team and board
  • How your operational focus now needs to include greater attention to terrorism operations 
Bruce Couper, Managing Director, RISQ
The sophisticated attack - understanding threats in a cyber world
  • The risk of compromised systems such as HVAC, lighting, access control
  • Disparate systems and cyber resiliency
  • The importance of keeping current
  • Identifying solutions that have cyber security "baked into" the core
Steve Bell, Chief Technology Officer - Security, Gallagher
International Security Risk Management - Assessing international best practice done offshore and how that can help local security practitioners in the security field, clients and the state on things that can be delivered differently
  • Bringing context to threat and risk assessments elements
  • Understanding the threat and risk landscape can drive and improve security outcomes
  • Why the process of ‘risk based approach’ is critical to the industry and not a one size fits all approach – your risk your view
Chris Kumeroa, Director, Global Risk Consulting
Contractors as Partners - getting the best out of your security providers
  • Having clear outcomes – how?
  • Formal vs informal communications
  • Contract & KPIs – top drawer or bottom drawer?
  • Genuine business integration – is this possible?
  • What does partnership really mean?
Ben Wooding, General Manager, Red Badge Group
Lunch sponsor talk

Integrated security screening and crowd management, and the latest security screening technology

Calum Nicholson, Founding Partner and Technical Director, FOAMHAND
Lunch break
Crowded places the future of the security overlay
  • Absence of the normal and presence of the abnormal.  What next?
  • Planning and security in depth, a layer approach to combat the threat
  • Crowded place security staff, your purpose – The tool box, what’s in it and are they sharp?
  • The future…venues, event planning, threat, culture, how does this work?
Dean Kidd, Manager, Safety and Security, Auckland Live
Australia New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) strategy for protecting crowded places from terrorism: an explainer

The focus of these strategy documents is the owners and operators of facilities who must play their parts to keep people safe.

  • Strategy to protect crowded places from terrorism
  • Crowded places security audit
  • Crowded places self assessment tool
  • Available guidelines ANZCTC 2017
Lincoln Potter, Independent Security Consultant, *Winner of 2018 ASIS International Meritorious Service Award
Crowd management considerations in a safety and security context: Balancing technology and behaviour
  • Threat versus risk assessment of site venue/event
  • Audience 'picture' - anticipated and potential threat sources based on nature of event/circumstances
  • Target hardening
  • Liaison with trusted partners (co-operation with law enforcement etc. and communication channels)
  • Balancing technology versus 'people' approach (i.e. physical security or 'hard' security vis a vis 'soft' security or behavioural-based ID of threats and risks)
  • Surveillance resources and contingency considerations
  • Post-event or exercise considerations: lessons learned
Peter Frost, Principal Consultant - Counter Terrorism, Fear Free NZ
Developing a Behaviour Analysis capability - Lessons from the Aviation sector
  • What is Behavioural Analysis?
  • Recent examples of behavioural analysis in action
  • Incorporating behavioural analysis into your event security planning
  • Levels of training, who needs what?
Stewart O'Reilly, Manager Behaviour Analysis, Secureflight Ltd
Afternoon break
Planning for and ensuring operational continuity
  • Creating operational plans that are robust enough to ensure operational continuity
  • Deciding what will allow continuity vs. cancellation
Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor, Senior Lecturer Strategy and International Business, The University of Auckland Business School
Major museum health safety and security in a dynamic changing world

Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand’s most well known and iconic asset and welcomes nearly one million visitors annually.

  • Managing security, health and safety in a diverse facility where no two days are the same and never just another day at the office for the small team of safety and security practitioners
  • Maintaining security inside and out across all three museum locations in Auckland with a balance of technology and human interaction
  • Negotiating with external security and government agencies to receive and welcome numerous international and local VIPs and host major events in a dramatically changed landscape and security risk environment
  • Managing a crowded place lessons learned that can keep you awake at night
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Head of Security, Health & Safety, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Safety and security and the protective role of CCTV
  • How properly deployed CCTV plays into safe and secure facilities and incident response
  • The role of CCTV during a major incident response
  • Understanding what an effective CCTV deployment looks like for a city or facility – is the responsibility a public or private one?
  • What’s required in terms of resource to ensure a CCTV deployment is effectively monitored and operated?
  • Keep your footage safe and how to reduce the risk of it leaking to outside sources 
  • Working with authorities
David Horsburgh, Licensed Security Consultant, Security Risk Management
People-centred incident response
  • Why is it important?
  • What happens during, and in the days following, an incident?
  • How does the organisation lead and manage with this focus?
Ellen King, Emergency Response Consultant, Air New Zealand
Summary remarks from the Chair and close of Day 1 Conference

Networking Drinks - Sponsored by Red Badge

All delegates and sponsors are welcome to attend the networking function hosted by Red Badge.

Welcome back from the Chair
Nicholas Dynon, Chief Editor - New Zealand Security Magazine, Line of Defence Magazine, Defsec Media Ltd
Plan your command and control structures for effective incident response
  • Understanding how your organisation's incident response plan can (and should) work alongside first responders and government agencies using the NZ Government Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)
  • What are the critical factors for the successful implementation of command and control structures?
  • Trials and stress-testing your plans
  • Identifying areas of underperformance
Physical facility security and access control advancements
  • The latest in access control technology and protocols
  • Integrated systems and solutions
  • Identity management – digital innovations
  • Establishing hardened perimeters and inner exclusion/inclusion zones
Andy Wray, Senior Technical Consultant, RISQ
Working together from Australian Perspective - A collaborative approach to cross precinct security management and counter terrorism issues
  • The model – terms of reference, membership, intent and objectives of the project group
  • The operation benefits – collaboration across security operations, technology, infrastructure, intelligence, training, events and emergencies
  • The relationships – formalises opportunities for security professionals for key precincts and landholders, government departments and police, to come together in a controlled environment to discuss contemporary issues, research emerging opportunities and learn from others.
  • Supports and contributes to initiatives from other security programs including as an example, the ANZCTC Crowded Places Advisory Groups
Dave Crossley, Head of Security, Emergency Planning & Response, Sydney Opera House
Morning break
Panel discussion: The importance of private security sector working in collaboration with the state under the National Security Strategy
  • What value that would bring in today’s modern security operating environment?
  • Why would the state need the private security sector in terms of the national security strategy?
  • Assessing why the private security sector needs the state in a security context
  • Examining how the Public-Private relationship would look like if a relationship group was formed to help address national threats now and in the future
Dr John Battersby, Teaching Fellow, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University
Dave Crossley, Head of Security, Emergency Planning & Response, Sydney Opera House
Chris Kumeroa, Director, Global Risk Consulting
Heightening situational awareness through effective and smart tech
  • How smart technology can be exploited to increase your situational awareness during incidences and its impact on effective decision making
    • Smart tech examples
  • Improving real-time information and data flows
  • How technology is supporting mass-communications for staff and resource facilitation
Brad Law, New Zealand Country Manager, RiskLogic
Lunch sponsor talk

Biometrics solutions for Safety and Security

Lynne Jeffrey, Head of Public Safety Solutions, NEC
Conducting an effective facility risk assessment
  • Critical elements in your risk assessment framework
  • Who should be responsible?
  • Which security elements are required based on your risk profile and facility physical features?
  • Security audit reporting and action planning
William Taylor, Associate Director, Security and Emergency Management, Facilities Management, Auckland University of Technology
Safe and secure hospitals

When attempting to control & manage incidents, hospitals are often presented with greater challenges as these are often places where people are under the greatest stress and strain, with danger to both staff and visiting public. Gain an insight into the special considerations health facilities need to be prepared to manage.

  • How worried and grieving visitors can affect operations in a hospital environment
  • Preparedness to respond and mitigate risk of aggression and violence towards staff
  • Fostering interdisciplinary responses and coordination
  • Facilities security controls, planning and training
Anton Venter, General Manager - Facilities, Engineering and Asset Management, Counties Manukau DHB
Security culture within the aviation sector - how could this help you?
  • Could what happens in aviation help private business or other organisations?
  • Management lead and policy change
  • Influencing behaviour change
Hugo Porter, Manager, Security, Civil Aviation Authority of NZ
Afternoon break
Sports stadia security

Sports stadia and sporting events, along with large scale music events, often present the greatest logistic and security challenges to operators.

  • Strengthening planning amongst operators, transport links and law enforcement
  • Venue safety and security management
  • Achieving security policies and procedures across multiple venues, client event organisers and in-facility service providers
Glenn Simpson, Security Manager - Auckland Stadiums, Regional Facilities Auckland
Effective and safe egress planning and management
  • Improving your emergency evacuation procedures
  • Working to plan the best collaboration between police and emergency agencies and other security stakeholders
  • Ensuring your plans allow for active and agile situational awareness driven decision-making during evacuation
Mark Oxnam, Security Operations Manager, Melbourne Cricket Club
Summary remarks from the Chair and close of the Conference
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