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For senior executives and directors, we help  stimulate  new management approaches by introducing social science methods into an integrated approach for cyber ecosystem management.

International Webinar: Australian Cyber Security after Mega Data Breaches​

1 December 2022 

  • Wellington 1700 | Tokyo 1600 | Sydney 1500 | Singapore 1200 | Delhi 1030 | Dubai 0900 | Nairobi 0900 | Istanbul 0800 | Paris 0700 | London 0600

What next? What does the next mega-breach attack look like? Why do mega-breaches happen? How good is Australian cyber security? What should Australia do differently?

While corporations and government are making technical responses and adjustments to their cyber security after these cyber attacks and data compromises, important social dimensions of the problems are not getting the attention they deserve. Professor Glenn Withers (ANU) and Dr Greg Austin (IISS) will discuss the implications of the attacks for Australian cyber security policy. Register here. They will also discuss the social aspects of the two attacks, against the background of the emerging discipline of social cyber security. The US and Australian intelligence communities are paying increasing attention to this new discipline. Withers and Austin spelled out the concept in a 2019 research paper published by the Social Cyber Institute. They also contributed to a short study on this subject undertaken by the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia for Australia’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The Social Cyber Academy will launch a Master Class in Social Cyber Business in March / April 2023 as one of a suite offered for participants in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe and beyond.

Download: '6-Point Action Plan to Revitalise Australian Cybersecurity' 


Virtual Workshop: Australia’s National Cyber Emergency

21 August 2020, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Social Cyber Academy conducted a free interactive workshop via Zoom for senior executives from business and government to review Australia’s preparedness for a national cyber emergency. The workshop was led by Dr Greg Austin, Professor of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy at UNSW Canberra and the head of the programme on Cyber, Space and Future Conflict at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Austin was editor of the 2020 book National Cyber Emergencies: the Return to Civil Defence. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and knowledge relevant to their businesses, state governments or federal government agencies.

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