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Valuation of Reputation Damage for Transport Cyber Attack

August 2021

Cyber-security attack has become an increasing focus for business and government planning. Infrastructure networks are of special concern. However, a less understood dimension of such problems is the effect of cyber-attacks on organizational reputation, especially for public services that are not listed on stock-markets. This Report reviews this issue of reputation damage for the case of transport cyber-attacks. It does so in the context of transport operations in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
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Community Value of Public Interest Journalism

April 2020

Professor Glenn Withers is leading an ongoing project for the Public Interest Journalism Initiative, chaired by Professor Allan Fels, on Community Value of journalism. The project is feeding into the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry and public discussion over Facebook and Google payment for news on social media. The most recent report in this project was issued in April 2020.


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Social Science Research and Intelligence in Australia

September 2019

Professor Glenn Withers and Professor Greg Austin played a leading role in a project commissioned by the Office of the Director General of National Intelligence in Australia through the Academy for the Social Sciences in Australia. Its final report was issued in September 2019.


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Yes.... with a difference.  Research and advisory services for senior executives.

Research Services: Since the establishment of the Social Cyber Group our principals have undertaken research projects commissioned by the Office of the  Director of National Intelligence (Australia), the New South Wales Treasury, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and Transport for New South Wales. One notable project was undertaken for the Public Interest Journalism Initiative, on journalism and new media. It involved extensive focus groups, a population survey and statistical analysis.

Advisory Services: We help senior executives of large corporations and agencies create a new business function that puts the social value (and dollar value) of cyber ecosystems at the core of strategic planning and daily operations.  Contact us to organise an obligation-free briefing. A current project involves advising NSW Department of Transport (TfNSW) on evaluation of cyber security business initiatives. Please click here for more information.

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