Former FBI boss Louis J. Freeh on protecting Australia

Former top cop talks about  cyber security, terrorism and protecting Australia with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Nick Kaldas

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh  joined Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, former NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas and current NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb, talking terrorism, homeland security, radicalisation and cyber security threats at an exclusive event in Sydney.

Mr Freeh, one of Stratium Global’s international law enforcement advisers, spoke exclusively at a dinner in Sydney hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers.


Mr Freeh, said the role of the business sector in intelligence gathering and tackling terrorism is crucial.

“If there is a lesson to be learned it is that governments can be behind and not agile. The public sector is often not the originator of the most important data to deter security threats. Partnerships between the public and private sector are needed,” said Mr Freeh.

Mr Freeh was the fifth director of the FBI and credited with transforming the bureau into a global crime-fighting agency.

He was in Australia talking exclusively in his role as advisory board member to Stratium Global.