Technology and National Security - Breakfast Series

National Security College | Professional course
Technology and National Security - Breakfast Series

Summary

Join us for our exciting new breakfast series on technology and the implications for national security. Running over five consecutive Tuesdays (8am-10am), each session will examine techology trends including IoT, user facing AI, automation, machine learning, digital realities, data, identity and technology innovations (and threats) on the horizon. Drawing on expertise from the ANU 3A Institute and the NSC, this course informs how technology convergence and the national security community are enmeshed and the implications, risks and opportunities for policy development and implementation.

Course date: 
8–10am 6 August 2019
8–10am 13 August 2019
8–10am 20 August 2019
8–10am 27 August 2019
8–10am 3 September 2019
Venue: 
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

A fee of $2,250 (GST ex) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $2,700 (GST ex).

Course overview

Join us for our exciting new breakfast series on technology and the implications for national security. Running over five mornings (Tuesday 8am-10am), each session will examine techology trends including IoT, user facing AI, automation, machine learning, digital realities, data, identity and technology innovations on the horizon. Drawing on expertise from the ANU 3A Institute and the NSC, this course informs how technology and the national security community are enmeshed and the implications, risks and opportunities for policy development and implementation.

Scope and content

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of technology, insights into the opportunities and threats, and develop their ability to apply that understanding to a range of policy and operational responsibilities.

This is a NSC breakfast series over five weeks with two-hour sessions from 8am-10am. The series is designed for staff who need a contemporary understanding of technology to inform policy development.

Course details

  • Five Tuesdays: 2 hours, non-residential, fully-catered series (hot breakfast)
  • Course Dates: 5 Tuesday mornings: 6/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08, 03/09
  • Course Timings: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Certificate of Completion provided
  • Parking available on campus (self pay options)
    Please click here to register or contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au for further information.

Course convenor

Mr Brad Fallen

Brad Fallen joined the National Security College as Manager, Executive and Professional Development in March 2018, on secondment from the Department of Home Affairs. Brad’s professional national security experience includes international relations, intelligence, Cabinet and ministerial decision-making, and policy development and delivery. As Senior Adviser International Cyber Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) from 2014, Brad was part of the small team who delivered Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Review and Strategy. He then implemented the Strategy for 18 months from the Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser. Brad led PM&C’s National Security Committee Secretariat between 2011 and 2014, supporting Prime Ministers Gillard, Rudd and Abbott, and before this the Department of Defence’s Cabinet and Freedom of Information teams from 2008 to 11. He was Defence Adviser to the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, the Hon Bruce Scott MP, in 2000-01. Brad studied South Pacific history at the University of Queensland before joining the Department of Defence’s Graduate program in 1988. Brad’s career in Defence focused on Australia’s regional relationships, and included three years as First Secretary (Defence) at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, and two years seconded to the New Zealand Government in Wellington.

Course presenter(s)

Ms Catherine Bridges Cyber Adviser

Catherine Bridges joined the National Security College in June 2018 on secondment from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as Cyber Adviser. Her career has included roles in policy development, implementation and advice, legal analysis and advice and stakeholder engagement across several government agencies including the Attorney-General’s Department, Defence and Prime Minister and Cabinet. Catherine has worked on several complex legal reform projects including parliamentary inquiries into legislation governing the national security community and amendments to national security legislation. Previously, Catherine worked as a Shadow Ministerial Adviser on superannuation and retirement income policy and as a Ministerial adviser on child care policy. Recently Catherine worked in the Office of the Cyber Security Adviser, pre-dominantly focusing on the international dimension of Australia’s cyber security policy. Following the establishment of the Home Affairs Department, Catherine remained with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to help create a new team responsible for advising on strategic cyber security issues. Catherine is a graduate of the Australian National University and has a Bachelor of Arts (focusing on political science and psychology), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

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