Strategic cyber

National Security College | Professional course


Advancing cybersecurity is a top national priority and protecting Australia’s interests from diverse threat actors is a responsibility shared between the public and private sectors.

Join us to examine current and emerging trends and challenges of the geopolitical landscape we face, and explore how the next generation of critical technologies will shape Australia’s interests in cyberspace.

In this program, you will be provided with the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s cyber policy and operational specialists, across government, academia and the private sector.

Some of the distinguished presenters on this course include:

  • Professor Rory Medcalf, Head, ANU National Security College
  • Mr Anthony Murfett, Head of Division for Technology and National Security, Department of Industry, Science and Resources
  • Dr James Mortensen, Lecturer, ANU National Security College
  • Ms Katherine Mansted, Director of Cyber Intelligence, CyberCX
  • Mr Andrew Muller, Managing Director, Ionize
  • Mr Elias Ennebt, Mercury Information Security Services
  • Ms Maia Gould, School of Cybernetics, The Australian National University
Course date: 
21–22 February 2023
National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, #132 Crawford Building, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

Course overview

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • be able to explain current and emerging cyber challenges impacting on Australia’s national interests
  • be able to discuss the whole of nation approach to cyber security and resilience.
  • develop awareness of emerging cyber and critical technologies and the implications for national security policymakers.
  • be able to discuss the benefits of adopting a whole-of-system approach to strategic policy design.
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