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About Us

Agilient is a member of:

  • Al Group Defence Council
  • Australian Industry & Defence Network
  • Australian Security Industry Association
  • Sydney Aerospace & Defence Interest Group
Company and Licensing Details:

  • ABN: 37 157 911 441
  • NSW Security Master Licence # 410783087
  • ACT Security Master Licence # 17502184
  • Vic Security Registration # 878-460-40S
  • Qld Security Firm Licence # 3834422

Delivering intelligent, cost effective, ‘end-to-end’ security and risk management solutions

Agilient is a specialist security, risk and resilience consultancy firm delivering expert ‘end-to-end’ security solutions to Government and industry.

Our extensive ability to deliver intelligent, cost effective, ‘end-to-end’ security and risk management solutions are the result of Agilient’s core team having served as the most senior security, risk and resilience managers within some of Australia’s largest companies and Government Agencies/Departments.

Our core team has been at the forefront of risk and security standards development in Australia for more than 16 years and have proven capabilities in delivering realistic, better-practice security solutions. Clients directly benefit from Agilient’s track record in helping formulate industry standards on risk and compliance management systems.

As a mid-tier company, we aim to provide a level of specialised risk-based planning service normally expected from Australia’s largest consultancy providers. We do this at a more competitive price and with a greater focus on client engagement and assistance.

Our reputation is of paramount importance. We strive to uphold it through enviable levels of service, clear advice and an attitude that reflects our determination to develop the best outcome every time, for every client.

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Our Team

Our core team has been at the forefront of risk and security standards development in Australia for more than 15 years and have proven capabilities in delivering realistic, better-practice security solutions.

Clients directly benefit from Agilient’s track record in helping formulate industry standards on risk and compliance management systems. As a mid-tier company, we aim to provide a level of specialised risk-based planning service normally expected from Australia’s largest consultancy providers. We do this at a more competitive price and with a greater focus on client engagement and assistance. Our reputation is of paramount importance. We strive to uphold it through enviable levels of service, clear advice and an attitude that reflects our determination to develop the best outcome every time, for every client.

Geoffrey D. Askew AM

Geoffrey D. Askew AM

STRATEGIC ADVISOR View Details
Mark Bezzina

Mark Bezzina

Managing Director View Details
Konrad Buczynski

Konrad Buczynski

Director View Details
Glen Mattocks

Glen Mattocks

Technology Partner View Details
Bill Dee

Bill Dee

Compliance & Fraud Consultant View Details
Georgia Lysaght

Georgia Lysaght

Consultant View Details
Geoffrey D. Askew AM

Geoffrey D. Askew AM

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Geoffrey Askew was the senior executive responsible for Security and Emergency Management for the Qantas Group of companies for 15 years until his move into strategic management and security consulting at the end of February 2009.

Following a career with the Australian Defence Force and the Victoria State Police, Geoff joined Australian Airlines in 1988 and became Head of Security for that organisation in 1991. When Qantas Airways Limited acquired Australian Airlines in 1994, he was appointed Group General Manager Security and Investigation Services for the Qantas Group of companies, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Emergency Management & Business Resilience across the group were added to his responsibilities in early 2000.

Geoff initiated several major restructures of the security, risk management and business resilience capabilities across the group and led a team of approximately 90 staff and some 1,800 contractors around the world during some of the most significant global security events ever to challenge the Qantas Group and the civil aviation industry. He was responsible for managing a budget with expenditure in excess of $200M per annum. He was also the chairman of the Qantas Group’s response to many international and domestic incidents, including ‘September 11’ in 2001, SARS, the Bali bombings, the 2004 Tsunami and many others.

He was a member of the Australian delegation to the Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum since its inception in 2004 and until his retirement from Qantas in 2009, and co-chaired the Transport Working Group, which was exploring ways to harmonise regulatory requirements for the efficient, effective and safe transportation of people and goods between Australia and New Zealand. He was also a member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue which was examining the impact of terrorism on the foreign policy of states in the Asia Pacific region.

Geoff has been an active member of numerous Australian and State Government committees and forums, including appointment by the Attorney General to represent the Transport Sector on the Commonwealth Governments Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council, and by the New South Wales Minister for Police to represent the private sector on the Governments Security Council.

Geoff chaired the Security Committee of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (“AAPA”) in 2007/08 and the International Air Transport Association’s (“IATA”) Security Executive during its most challenging time in September 2001. He has also been an advisor to APEC’s aviation security panel of experts.

On Australia Day 2010, Geoff was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order Of Australia for service to the aviation industry through contributions to security policy and the development of improved crisis management programs.

Since 2009 Geoff has provided strategic advice and support to numerous government and private sector organisations.

Geoff is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Director of Crime Stoppers New South Wales and a member of several Advisory Boards.

Mark Bezzina

Mark Bezzina

Managing Director

Mark has 20 years’ experience in the project management of successful, integrated security and risk management systems in the Defence, government, resources, critical infrastructure, contracting, manufacturing, retail and other sectors. Mark’s key differentiators is that he takes a pragmatic business based approach to security, risk and resilience management rather than simply a technical or theoretical perspective. This perspective has been acquired through formal master’s level business qualifications and many years’ experience as a respected senior manager in a range of sectors and organisations.

Mark has successfully project managed a significant number of information technology, construction, manufacturing, standards development, security, risk and resilience consulting project across both industry and government.

He thoroughly understands the varied approaches taken for enterprise risk management, as a result of having being responsible for the program management of the underlying standards that form the basis for modern enterprise risk management. In his role as the General Manager of Business Standards at Standards Australia, Mark was responsible for the development and maintenance of all Australian Standards and Australia’s input into International Standards related to security, business continuity and risk including both the AS/NZS 4360 and ISO 31000 series of Standards.

Mark has attained the following qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration.
  • Bachelor of Business, (Management and Information Science).
  • Mark is also a trained auditor and assessor.

Mark has facilitated training courses on security and risk management for regulators and commercial organisations, both within Australia and internationally for the OECD, APEC, ABAC and ASEAN Member Economies. Mark has worked with the Defence Security Authority in reviewing security risk systems, reviewed security operations and systems at the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency and conducted a review for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department of Australia to identify needs and priorities of owners and operators of critical infrastructure with regards to risk, security and resilience management.

He was also responsible for managing the development of a lexicon of key terms used in security and security case studies for Australian multinational and international businesses, and developed and presented training courses and workshops on security risk management.

Mark sits on the ISO/IEC/ITU Strategic Advisory Group on Security, in addition to many other high-level Australian and international committees.

Konrad Buczynski

Konrad Buczynski

Director

Konrad was a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and served as an Australian Army Officer and telecommunications specialist over a period of ten years, until 2001. He has also served as a Director of the Australian Centre for Security Management and was previously the Chief Security Officer and Business Continuity Program Manager at Thales Australia Limited, at the time the country’s largest Defence Prime Contractor.

A current Committee Chair for Security Professionals Australasia (SPR), Associate Member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) and Director of Agilient, Konrad has provided enterprise and security risk, crisis management, business continuity, pandemic, compliance and auditing consultancy services to a broad range of local and multinational companies within Australia, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere.

Konrad has attained the following qualifications:

Masters Security Management.
Graduate Diploma IT Management.
Graduate Diploma Telecommunications Management.
Certificate IV Security Risk Management.
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment.
Associate Diploma Personnel Administration.
Licensed and Registered Security Professional.
Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP Board Singapore)
Certified Practising Risk Manager (CPRM), Risk Management Institute of Australasia.
Konrad is also a trained auditor and assessor.
Konrad has had significant involvement in Department of Defence and national aviation security initiatives, including provision of security risk consulting services to Defence Corporate, Services and Groups, and Australian airports, airlines and cargo operators throughout the introduction of transport security legislation in 2004.

In 2007 Konrad was recognised by the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management as one of three finalists in a global ‘Excellence in Security Convergence and Contributions to Enterprise Risk Management’ awards program. He was a key contributor to the Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge and has presented at numerous conferences.

Glen Mattocks

Glen Mattocks

Technology Partner

Glen is a specialist and leader in the Australian IT community, and has been widely recognised for services to information security, governance, risk management and compliance. His career began within Australian intelligence and law enforcement research communities, where he led a group of local analysts working on telecommunications and cryptographic challenges of the time. This group was part of a global virtual team, which succeeded in solving previously untenable challenges. In 1998 Glen was acknowledged by the US National Security Agency and issued an award for his ground breaking services to the field.

Glen has been an active member on a number of Australian whole of government committees relating to identity and authentication, and continues to contribute through the Gatekeeper Policy Committee for PKI. He has spoken at a range of major information security related conferences and has delivered post-graduate courses on Cybercrime and IT Compliance through Australian Universities.

Glen’s speciality focus area relates to highly sensitive information environments, such as those within the Defence Intelligence and Security community and other key Commonwealth Government Departments and Agencies. He also draws upon these highly advanced information security methods to assist a range of private sector organisations seeking to protect intellectual property and competitive advantage. This has become especially critical in recent years as the threat of economic cyber-espionage has scaled upwards dramatically.

Glen has attained the following qualifications:

  • Master of Business and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Telecommunications and technology – miscellaneous
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Compliance Assessor – IRAP
Bill Dee

Bill Dee

Compliance & Fraud Consultant

Bill previously worked for the ACCC and its predecessor for more than 20 years and within the House of Representatives Office prior to that. He has advised some of Australia’s leading companies on compliance management systems and has developed a management system to manage organizations’ corruption/fraud risks. Bill was made a Fellow and Life Member of the Australian Compliance Institute and was the Foundation President of the Association of Compliance Professionals of Australia.

Georgia Lysaght

Georgia Lysaght

Consultant

Georgia holds a PhD in International Relations and has over a decade of experience in the fields of high-level research, training, design monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, and management. Throughout her career, Georgia has been engaged with multiple high-calibre independent and collaborative projects involving domestic and international field-work as well as deskwork.

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Examples of industries we have worked with

Based upon a wealth of experience attained through numerous security and intelligence related projects, Agilient consultants possess an impressive depth of knowledge in the following fields.

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What We Do

Agilient is ideally positioned to help organizations address the most complex security challenges…
We don’t pretend to be anything other than an expert security, risk and resilience based consulting company, committed to the delivery of better solutions for our valued clientele. Our collective reputation was forged on that basis, on influencing trends by knowing as much as we possibly can about the profession. This is reflected in the services we deliver to our clients.

ICT Security

  • System architecture design
  • IRAP accreditation and certified consultants
  • Cyber security assurance

Corporate Security Services

  • Enterprise Security Risk
  • Audit, Reviews and reporting
  • Training, Testing and Exercising of Plans and Personnel

Standards and Compliance

  • Australian and International standards
  • PSPF, ISM and the DSM
  • Acts and Regulatory compliance

Subscription Services

  • Managed security services
  • Specialist security advisers
  • On-call security consultants

Personnel Security

  • Travel security planning
  • Executive Protection
  • Pre-employment screening and aftercare/termination procedures

Physical Security

  • SCEC Zone Planning and certified consultants
  • Integrated systems design
  • Access control design

Information Security

  • Classified holdings planning
  • Plans and frameworks
  • Regulatory and standards-based compliance reporting

Security Governance

  • Fraud Plans and Investigations
  • Policies, Plans, Frameworks and Procedures
  • Crisis, ITDRP and Business Continuity

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By way of differentiation, we focus on end-to-end solutions that address issues of poor organisational integration; our experience is that this ensures successful and enduring harmonisation with other functional areas.

 

    e.g. IT (electronic information, physical infrastructure, cyber-security, penetration testing etc.), Security Operations (guard force and access management, security systems use, visitor management etc.), HR (personnel on-boarding processes, personnel investigations, travel security etc.), Finance and Procurement (fraud management and investigations etc.) and Operations (Procurement Fraud, continuity planning etc.), among others.

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    Sectors We Focus On

    Defence Security and Intelligence

    Based upon a wealth of experience attained through numerous high-level Defence security and intelligence related projects, Agilient consultants possess an impressive depth of knowledge in this field. Agilient’s network of consultants includes a number of retired senior military officers and other experienced personnel standing by with the necessary Government Security Clearances. Read More >

    Government Security

     Government security is a core area of our expertise and lies at the heart of those resilience related services that we supply. We bring the best of our substantial Government and private sector experience to ensure that Departments and Agencies remain protected from all forms of security threat. Read More >  

    Critical Infrastructure Risk and Resilience

    Assets regarded as critical to the functioning of society require enhanced levels of protection from threats that seek to do harm and/or cause interruptions to the supply of vital services. Such assets include aviation and maritime facilities, oil, gas and electricity supply services, water treatment plants, military bases, and other sensitive sites such as prisons, research facilities and government institutions. Read More >

    Private Sector Security and Resilience

     Agilient takes pride in delivering expert security and resilience related services to create integrated solutions according to client needs and budget. Wherever possible, we seek to do this in concert with other functional areas to address problems that can arise when security initiatives are deployed in isolation. In doing so Agilient offers genuine end-to-end security solutions that ensure integration, effectiveness and longevity. Read More >  

     

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