Safeguarding Australia is Australia’s premier national security conference
Safeguarding Australia 2020 summit will address the need to examine the continuing concerns and emerging intelligence about Foreign Interference and Malign Foreign Influence here and in our region. In addition to the powerful and timely government response to countering Foreign Interference and Influence with the latest establishment of the Counter Foreign Interference Taskforce (CFIT) which will elevate intelligence agencies’ abilities to detect and disrupt foreign interference. In addition, maintaining the ongoing key focus as well on cyber-radicalisation of extremists groups and to address the concern of malign interference arising from online radicalisation and it’s enablement of terrorism. With the recent London Bridge and last year’s Christchurch terrorist attacks in the forefront of our minds, this area warrants continued close examination at the 2020 summit.
Safeguarding Australia 2020 will bring together experts from government, industry and academia to shine the spotlight on this unprecedented threats to Australia’s sovereignty, academic, industry and cultural institutions.
Lieutenant-General (Rt’d) Edward “Ed” Cardon
Fmr Commander of the UNITED STATES ARMY CYBER COMMAND
“The New Digital Age Competition: The Collapse of Spaces – War, Commerce and Information.”
Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
“Foreign Interference and influence and maintaining the
rules based international order.”
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)
“Leadership in countering malicious Interference and Influence.”
The 2020 Summit Agenda is built around a thematic structure of:
- Foreign Interference – Identifying and responding to the foreign interference threat to our sovereignty, culture, industry and academia.
- Foreign Influence – Determining when Australia’s geopolitical position and goals are undermined by malign acts of influence in our region and areas of strategic interest.
- Cyberspace and the spread on malign influence – identifying and responding to non–state actors, in particular terrorist propaganda, radicalisation, the global rise of the racist and ultra-nationalist right and Da’esh-inspired extremism.
*Please Note:program is still under development with more key announcements to follow*