The industry must find ways to recognise suspicious activities, understand the latest threats, and keep up with evolving concealment techniques. They must constantly amend and improve network systems, security checkpoints, and internal processes. All while maintaining the delicate balance between operational efficiency and safety for passengers and staff.
Bringing together key stakeholders from across the industry, including airports, airlines, regulators, security agencies and solution providers, the APAC Airport Security Summit will showcase examples of best practice and provide a forum to address the challenges that the industry faces.
- Discuss effective incident response with all the relevant stakeholders
- Assess how regional airports will meet security screening requirements with limited funding
- Unpack how to mitigate the likelihood of insider attack
- Hear about the latest trends in drones and anti-drone technology
- Evaluate the overlap between physical and cyber security, and overcome barriers to change
- Understand how to keep staff engaged in technology that needs less human intervention
Who will attend?
Airports, Airlines, Local Councils, Police & Emergency Services, Border Protection and Customs officials with roles including:
- COO / CSO / CEO / CIO
- Heads of Security
- Security Officers
- General Managers
- Heads of Operation
- Heads of Aviation
- Emergency Response
- Crisis Management
Attend to learn:
- Identify, respond & prevent physical security threats
- Embed a security first culture to improve passenger experience
- Maximise the benefits of new trends & technologies & unpack their implications
- Bridge the gap between physical and cyber security
Dominic Nessi is currently the VP for Strategic Engagement for the Aviation-ISAC and a senior technology consultant with Burns Engineering. Mr. Nessi is an expert in numerous airport related areas and is an industry recognized authority in cybersecurity. He is the former Chair of the ACI World Cybersecurity Taskforce and is working with ACI World on its cybersecurity program. He is also an international trainer in the CISSP curriculum and regularly speaks on cybersecurity at conferences both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Nessi has achieved the CISSP and GSLC certifications. He served on the ISC2 North American Advisory Council from 2004 through 2017 and is the former chair of the ISC2 Executive Writer’s Bureau. Mr. Nessi completed a certificate in cybersecurity policy from the Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government and is completing a series of cyber-related courses from Texas A&M. In 2017, Dom was honored as SC Media’s Cybersecurity Thought Leader and was nominated for an International Airport Review Cybersecurity Award
Mr. Nessi is the former Deputy Executive Director and the Chief Information Officer for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He held that position from September 2007 to March 2016. As chief information officer at LAWA, Nessi was responsible for all information technology-related functions
Mr. Nessi has achieved the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and a certification in IT Governance (CGEIT) from ISACA and in 2010 he received the Certified Manager (CM) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
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Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology from Griffith University. She commenced employment with Probation & Parole – Queensland Corrective Services in 1997. Vanessa worked in a variety of Probation & Parole Offices over the following 13 years and progressed to the District Manager level.
After 15 years in Probation and Parole, Vanessa transitioned in to the Custodial arm of Queensland Corrective Services as the General Manager of Sentence Management Services. Vanessa’s responsibilities included supervising 140 staff across the state in nine (9) different correctional centres.
In October 2015, Vanessa was successful in obtaining a direct appointment to the rank of Superintendent in the Australian Border Force. Vanessa was responsible for Detention, Field Compliance and Removals Operations for QLD. She then temporarily moved to Canberra to relieve in the role of Commander Detention Operations in June 2016. Vanessa was permanently appointed to the role of Commander Detention Operations in November 2016.
Vanessa was then promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Detention and Offshore Operations Command in February 2018. This role is responsible for the onshore immigration detention network, regional processing and offshore operations in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Vanessa is a keen sportswoman having previously represented Queensland in water polo and netball and has completed full and half Marathons. Vanessa continues to use running as a means to keep fit and healthy. Vanessa is married with a step son.
First chief superintendent Jo Decuyper works since 1986 in the Belgian Federal Police. He started in 1986 at the BRUSSELS NATIONAL AIRPORT were he protected high risk flights. He became later director of operations of the Brussels Federal Police. In 1997 he joined the new Anti terrorism program of the Federal Police, were he became second in command. Four years later he took over the command of the Brussels Railway and Subway police. During that period he dealt with the foiled attack on the THALYS train (August 21st 2015) and the attack at the Brussels Metrostation Maelbeek (March 22nd 2016). In September 2016 the Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police designated first chief superintendent Jo Decuyper as the new chief of police of the Federal Aviation Police at Brussels Airport.
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