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Business Foundations

Defence Industry Security Program


Date: 12 October 2023

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Cockburn (C)

Cost: $25

Duration: 1 session x 3 hours

About the Presenter

Richard Baker
Defence Expert

Richard has a strong board management background, having been a director of public companies for over 25 years. With a vast wealth of international business development, compliance, and risk management experience, Richard has spent 14 years working internationally. Through his international experience, whilst working as CEO of a West African Mining company, Richard developed a strong focus on operations modelling, risk management, stakeholder engagement and CSR values. Richard is currently an Executive Director of Red Piranha, a leading Australian Cyber security company, and a Non-Executive Director & CISO for Hiroco, an Australian leading AI Software Developer. Richard has a strong focus in Cyber Security Framework ideology, working particularly in the Defence Sector, which has recently been acknowledged as a Finalist in the Australian Cyber Security Awards -Defence Cyber Security Professional of the Year & Cyber Security Executive of the Year 2023. Richard attended Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, and holds an MBA from the University of Queensland.

About the Course

The City of Cockburn is running a series of workshops to support local businesses to become Defence Ready. These in person workshops are designed to provide need-to-know information and critical insights to help businesses prepare and tender for work in the Defence supply chain.


 Defence Industry Security Program (DISP)

Have you heard about the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) but not sure if your business needs it, or how to get started?

It’s fast becoming a requirement for businesses in the defence sector to hold an appropriate level of DISP membership. With over 1,000 pages of Defence security policy, not to mention a vast number of acronyms to get your head around – it’s not surprising that many businesses find addressing Defence security requirements a challenge.

This workshop will aim to demystify Defence security, highlighting the need-to-know areas and looking at the DISP, including why you should consider it and how to go about it.


The workshop covers:

  • Governance, Personnel Security and Physical Security requirements;
  • ICT/Cyber security requirements, including a review of the Essential 8;
  • Process before formal DISP application;
  • The DISP application process;
  • Process after formal DISP application;
  • How to fulfill your obligations as a DISP member;
  • Common mistakes and challenges along the way;
  • How to access security information and grants; and
  • External agencies that work alongside Defence.


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Business Foundations acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.


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