MASTER CLASSES

The Social Cyber Academy offers Master Classes in various aspects of social cyber policy in line with its core mission of creating social cyber value. The advanced learning options are aimed at professionals across the Western Pacific, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa and timed to suit all of the these locations. We successfully tested this delivery model in cooperation with Blended Learning International (BLI) in several programs for the Global Development Learning Network of the World Bank in partnership with the Korea Development Institute. We deliver our Master Classes in a partnership between the Social Cyber Group and BLI, an organisation with two decades of experience in managing the delivery of professional education.

 

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Master Class in Social Cyber Business

This course introduces participants to social cyber security, an emerging field of high relevance to business, intelligence agencies and researchers.  The four modules are listed below. The course is anchored by Professor Glenn Withers, one of Australia’s most distinguished social scientists, and a former President of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National  University. Seven guest specialists, all internationally recognised, join Professor Withers in delivering individual sessions of the Master Class.

  1. Creating Social Cyber Value

  2. Anticipating Social Cyber Futures 

  3. Managing Social Cyber Systems for Resilience 

  4. Business and State Relations

This Master Class is scheduled for March 2023. It will have four sessions, each of two hours, organised over two weeks. 

 
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Master Class in Cyber War and Conflict

The Master Class in Cyber War and Conflict provides participants with deep insights into the issues of cyber war and conflict that confront decision-makers in governments and large corporations. The course is anchored by Dr Greg Austin, who has served as the Head of the Cyber Power and Future Conflict Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for three and half years. Seven guest specialists, all internationally recognised, join Dr Austin in delivering individual sessions of the Master Class.

  1. Lessons from Russia’s Cyber War in Ukraine

  2. Offensive Cyber Operations

  3. National Cyber Emergencies

  4. The Will for Cyber Power

This Master Class is scheduled for March 2023. It will have four sessions, each of two hours, organised over two weeks. 

Session times 

  • Wellington 1500-1700 | Tokyo 1600-1800 | Sydney 1700-1900 | Singapore 1500-11700 | Delhi 1230-1430 Dubai 1100-1300 | Istanbul 1000-1200 | Paris 0900-1100 | London 0800-1000

Master Class in Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace: States and Corporations

The Master Class in Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace provides participants with advanced knowledge on and deep insights into the current international debates about responsible conduct of states and corporations in cyberspace. The course will be valuable for public policy specialist in business and government, especially for diplomats. But diplomacy in the next ten years will increasingly be conducted by private sector actors who coordinate their policies with states. The course is anchored by Dr Greg Austin, who served as the Head of the Cyber Power and Future Conflict Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for three and half years, and as Professor in the University of New South Wales for six years, where he set up the unique Master’s degree in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy that began in 2016. Seven guest specialists, all internationally recognised, join Dr Austin in delivering individual sessions of the Master Class.

 

  1. Offensive Cyber Operations, States and Corporations

  2. Norms of Mutual Assistance

  3. Surveillance and Privacy

  4. Intellectual Property

 

This Master Class is scheduled for May 2023. It will have four sessions, each of two hours, organised over two weeks. 

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