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ASPI Presents: The geopolitical and technical changes reshaping cyber risk

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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is delighted to invite you to the event ‘The geopolitical and technical changes reshaping cyber risk'.

Held in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Embassy of Croatia and the Embassy of Estonia in Australia, in cooperation with NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), this event will consider how today’s geopolitical developments and deteriorating security environment impact the effectiveness of the approach set out above by NATO allies and partners beyond the Alliance including Australia, and whether different times call for different instruments.

Following an address by the Director of the CCDCOE, Dr Mart Noorma, Director of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, Fergus Hanson will lead a panel discussion with special guests:

  • Mr Marcel de Vink, Vice Minister for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ms Johanna Weaver, Director, Tech Policy Design Centre, Australian National University

The shift of economic activity, communications, and virtually every aspect of our daily lives to the online world creates countless opportunities. However, our open economies and the increasing degree of dependence on web-enabled platforms and digitization more broadly makes modern societies increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Technology has become a key dimension of strategic competition, and cyber-attacks are more and more a tool for state actors to control access to information, inflict harm on others, and advance their geopolitical and geo-economic goals. Wide access to cyber instruments such as malware at low costs and the steep rise in the number and range of new technologies that can be used in cyber operations are resulting in the proliferation of threats.

In response, countries that value openness, freedom and security online as well as offline have in recent years invested heavily in the development and application of rules of conduct in the cyber domain. The development of these ‘rules of the road in cyber space’, such as the UN normative framework for responsible behavior in cyber space, provide the foundation on which countries can be confronted when they threaten our national security through cyber operations.

Please note this is a hybrid event with the opportunity to attend in person or online. For guests attending in person, the event will be followed by a reception.

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