Technology Breakfast Series: Underpinning the national interest

National Security College | Professional course


Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT, this course will be delivered online. Course dates and times remain unchanged.

Course date: 
8–10am 6 October 2021
8–10am 13 October 2021
8–10am 20 October 2021
8–10am 27 October 2021

$1,950 (GST ex) for government, $2,340 (GST ex) open. The series comprises of four sessions over four weeks. Tickets cannot be purchased for individual sessions.

Course overview

Technological change can provide new tools for national security operators, but also create new security vulnerabilities, alter the political and social context in which the national security community must operate, and engender strategic competition between states. This series aims to help you understand existing and evolving technology so you can contextualise its impact on national security policy.

Conducted over four consecutive Wednesdays, this program considers the national security impacts, challenges and opportunities posed by new and emerging technologies.

The program will cover topics like technology competition between the United States and China, critical technologies, supply chain security and governing big tech.

Presenters include a diverse range of experts from academia, government and industry across the areas of cyber security, technology policy and critical infrastructure.

“So thought provoking – provided me with the starting point for so much reading and investigation that I’d like to proceed with. Really opened my eyes to the impact of so many technologies. Fascinating and terrifying!”


Please click here to register or contact us at or on (02) 6125 2233 for further information.

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