Cyber Challenges for the National Security Community

National Security College | Professional course
Cyber Challenges for the National Security Community

Summary

Cyberspace as the fifth domain of human activity presents a number of challenges for the government and the private sector. The economy is digitally connected and the internet fundamental to business, improving productivity, be global competitiveness and ensuring the social wellbeing of citizens.

Course date: 
8.30am 10 October – 5pm 11 October 2017
Venue: 
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

A fee of $2110 (plus GST) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $2,550 (GST exclusive).

Course overview

Cyberspace as the fifth domain of human activity presents a number of challenges for the government and the private sector. The economy is digitally connected and the internet fundamental to business, improving productivity, be global competitiveness and ensuring the social wellbeing of citizens.

Inherently cross-border by nature, policy-makers need to have deep understanding of the ‘information age revolution’ that cyberspace represents. Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy was a first step to harnessing the opportunities and mitigating the risks in this rapidly evolving arena. This program will assist you to understand the opportunities, threats and risks of engaging with the cyber world, how Australia engages internationally on cyber issues, and the role of cyber security innovation in improving Australia’s defensive capabilities.

Scope and content

This course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the cyber security threats Australia is facing and the ability to apply that understanding to a range of policy and operational responsibilities. It covers Australia’s cyber security objectives, capabilities and constraints and leaves participants ready to seize the opportunities to develop and reform Australia’s cyber security approaches. Those attending will be well placed to advocate for Australia’s positions on cyber security when engaging with international partners.

The topics covered include:
• a global overview of cyber security threats, trends and capability
• Australia’s cyber security policy
• international cooperation: regional partners and the role of international law
• industry views on Australia’s cyber security
• the trajectory of cyber warfare
• cyber-intelligence as an opportunity
• information as a weapon.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those who are specifically involved in cyberspace policy issues or who need a deeper understanding of this increasingly important subject for their professional responsibilities. This includes corporate participants and government employees. It is not a technical cyber program, and is not intended to develop the skillset required of cyber technicians.

“I found the course extremely useful – particularly in gaining greater understanding about the cyber security context, policy implications and environment we are working in.”

Course details

  • Two day, non-residential, fully-catered program
  • An ANU parking permit will be supplied

Registration

Please contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au for further information and to obtain the registration form.

“The presenters were very knowledgeable and come from a good spectrum of expertise and experience, the information was concise and opened my mind to the amount of issues that we are facing.”

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