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Securing our future in cyberspace conference launch

In the week of 15-19 February, the National Security College hosted a major cybersecurity conference – Securing our Future in Cyberspace – bringing together our international research program partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.


To launch the conference, on 15 February 2016 the College held a special event involving a lively exchange of ideas and views on strategic cyberspace issues with some of the world’s leading cyberspace academics, think-tank specialists and industry experts. The invited audience included alumni of our academic, executive and professional development programs, PhD scholars and staff. They heard opening remarks from:
  • Mr David Irvine AO, Chair, Australian Cyber Security Research Institute, Former Director General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • Professor Fred Cate, Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University
  • Professor Paul Cornish, Research Group Director, Defence, Security & Infrastructure, RAND Europe
  • Dr Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Professor Gary Blair, CEO, Australian Cyber Security Research Institute
  • Professor Terry Bossomaier, Strategic Professor, Computing and Information Technology, Charles Sturt University
  • Professor Roger Bradbury, Director, NSC Strategy and Statecraft in Cyberspace program
The subsequent discussion was held under the Chatham House rule and moderated by Mr Joe Franzi, the NSC’s new Director of Executive & Professional Development, and most recently Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security at the Australian Signals Directorate.

Updated:  29 February 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College