Security in Government Conference

The Attorney-General's Department is hosting the 26th Security in Government (SIG) Conference from 1 to 3 September 2014 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The theme for the SIG 2014 conference is 'Mitigating the trusted insider threat'. The conference will focus on understanding and identifying the risk from the trusted insider, and examine current and emerging policies, plans and business frameworks available to mitigate this risk.
The SIG conference program and exhibition focuses on the information needs of agency security advisers, information technology security advisers and those members of the private sector contracted to deliver protective security services to government.

The SIG conference commenced in 1987 as a meeting of agency security advisers focusing on protective security issues. The conference enables delegates to engage with public and private sector security experts from a diverse range of fields. The extensive trade exhibition attached to the conference features over 100 security-related service providers who work closely with both the government and private sectors to provide cutting-edge solutions to protective security issues.

For more information and to register, visit the Security in Government Conference 2014 page on the Attorney-General's Department website.

Protective Security Training College

The Protective Security Training College (PSTC) is the Australian Government's provider of protective security training to government agencies and contractors. PSTC provides a range of education, accredited training and assessment and professional development information for staff required to manage and implement government security policy as outlined in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. Security training programs contribute to a number of career pathways, including:

  • protective security
  • personnel security (vetting)
  • security risk management
  • protective security
  • government investigation
  • specialist security practitioners including physical security and ICT security.

Participation in PSTC courses is on a fee for service basis. Training programs can be tailored to meet specific requirements. Training is available to employees of:

  • Australian Government agencies
  • state or territory government agencies
  • local government agencies
  • contractors to government, or
  • organisations that make up Australia's national critical infrastructure.

Visit the Protective Security Training Centre page on the Attorney-General's Department website for further information.

Australian Emergency Management Institute

The Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) is a centre of excellence for knowledge and skills development in the national emergency management sector. AEMI provides a range of education, training, professional development, information, research and community awareness services to the nation.

Participation on all AEMI courses is open to the private sector on a fee for service basis.

Visit the Australian Emergency Management Institute website for further information.

Past events

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference 2014

The Attorney-General's Department hosted the fourth Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Conference in Melbourne on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May 2014.

As an initiative under the Australian Government's CIR Strategy, the CIR Conference aims to help develop and maintain an effective business government partnership with owners and operators, and enhance the resilience of Australia's critical infrastructure.

The 2014 conference, themed 'CIR: the human dimension' explored:

  • effective communications
  • crisis leadership
  • organisational culture and staff management
  • personnel security
  • trusted insider threats.