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Courteney O'Connor



MIntSt, BA (Hons), BA (University of Otago); MIntlSy, PGCertArts (Massey University)

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Courteney commenced her PhD studies with the National Security College in March 2016. After undergraduate studies in French, Spanish and politics, Courteney completed a Masters of International Studies at the University of Otago before pursuing a Master of International Security, specialising in Intelligence, with Massey University.

PhD programme

Doctor of Philosophy, National Security College

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

The securitization of cyberspace and the development of cyber counterintelligence

Topic description

My dissertation examines the effect of the securitization of cyberspace on the development of the cyber counterintelligence discipline and associated policies and practices. The overall goal of the project is two-fold: to discover whether cyberspace has been successfully securitized, and if so, how; and whether that securitization process has affected the development of the field of cyber counterintelligence.


“Cyber counterintelligence: Concept, actors, and implications for security.” In A. Colarik, J. Jang-Jaccard, & A. Mathrani (Eds.), Cyber Security and Policy: A Substantive Dialogue (pp. 109-128). Palmerston North: Massey University Press

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

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