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The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) Committee is excited to announce that our annual conference will be held at Disneyland, Hong Kong from 25 - 27 February 2019.

Our conference theme this year is “Online threats, offline lives: Reality and Practice of Online Threat Management”. This is a highly relevant theme to today’s society and reflects current advancements in the use of technology and social media in assessing and managing global, local, and individual-level threats.

We invite all mental health, law enforcement, security, workplace health and safety, and other professionals tasked with the prevention and response of behavioural risks to join us in this learning and networking opportunity.
Tuesday, February 26 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Assessing online threat in the Victorian security environment

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This presentation will provide an overview of the process an intelligence analyst within the counter-terrorism environment and more specifically within Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (VFTAC). This involves collecting, collating and evaluating information to provide meaningful intelligence to assess threat. Whilst information is drawn from a diverse range of areas to assess threat, social media and the online world provide a vital piece to the puzzle. A trend identified amongst individuals assessed by the VFTAC is that whilst their highly personalised grievance isolates them from their physical communities, this same grievance connects and unites with others online who, too, hold their own personal grievances.  A case study will be utilised to highlight the importance of the online environment in assessing threat; and the benefits and limitations of utilising this data.

Speakers
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Anna Lulham

Senior Analyst, Victoria Police
Anna has been an analyst within Law Enforcement for almost four years, including over two years within the counter-terrorism environment. First starting out as an analyst within the left-wing and right-wing extremism team, Anna gained experience assessing online threat to the Victorian... Read More →