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Melanie Broder


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Melanie commenced her research in February 2018. Melanie will use a mixed methods approach to examine principles of deterrence in cyber space. Her study will investigate the methods and relative success of key allies including the United State and the United Kingdom; identify principles that may be appropriate for the Australian strategic context; and contribute towards a whole of economy cyber deterrence strategy for Australia.

Melanie is a public servant, and joined the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2015 after eight years in the Department of Defence working across policy, analysis, and capability portfolios. Melanie’s Defence experience contributed to her passion for protecting Australia’s strategic interests from non-traditional security threats. Melanie’s most recent roles have focused on national security through Crisis Management, and the Office of the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security.

PhD programme

National Security College

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Cyber deterrence: a strategic framework for Australia

Scholarships and fellowships

Sir Roland Wilson scholar

Mailing address

National Security College 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 2601 Australia

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