Will Government's Cyber Security Strategy fly?

Despite the hoopla of the Government’s Cyber Security strategy announced in May for the next four years, the Government has expressed little interest in resourcing it effectively. ADM’s Cyber Summit looked at some of the issues facing this sector.

Cyber still lacks direction

(L-R) Prof. Greg Austin from ACSC, AVM Andrew Dowse head of ICT operations and USAF Colonel Rizwan Ali, NATO’s branch head of Cyber Defence. Credit: Informa Australia

Three clear themes emerged this year: the overarching strategic research framework into cyber is unclear; insider threats are huge; and finding/growing cyber warriors is a big challenge.

Network Centric Warfare: The US cyber security lesson

Former Rear Admiral Mike Brown had a good word for Australia’s approach to cyber security.


Defence Business: What we learned at the Cyber Security Summit

Lynwen Connick from PM&C Credit: ADM David Jones

This year was a tough year for cyber security. In May the US Government suffered a major breach of the records of its Office of Personnel Management. Premium

The Government’s odd strategy for national cyber security

Cyber threat Indicators point to another tough year for security staff, especially in the Defence sector. China and the US account for more than half of all observed attack traffic, according to Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ Report for the fourth quarter 2014. Premium

Air combat operations in a hostile cyber environment

The concept of operations for the future ADF is to fight in a networked battlespace where the knowledge edge will provide a decisive advantage. Premium

US Department of Defense war against dynamic cyber threats

The cyber threat landscape is ever changing and the race to keep up with the threats is never ending.

Promoting good cyber hygiene

While Boeing may be best known for their work in aerospace and communications, they are moving into the cyber domain with the recent opening of first Cyber Analytics Centre outside the US in Singapore, to bring advanced cyber security capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cyber: Inside the Australian Cyber Security Centre | ADM May 2014

The last many of our readers would have heard of the establishment of Australian Cyber Security Centre (not to be confused with the Australian Command & Staff College) was a year ago, when then Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced its establishment. Premium

Electronic Warfare: Future cyber warfare ... just don’t mention offensive cyber | ADM May 2014

In this country’s somewhat belated approach to cyber warfare - it was mentioned for the first time in the 2009 Defence White Paper – the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that most effort appears to be focussed on the defensive aspects of cyber warfare rather than on its employment for offensive operations Premium

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