Tag: National Security
Protecting Australian universities from foreign interference
Author: Jaymee Hick, University of Western Australia Foreign interference is advancing beyond Australia’s electoral processes to the realm of academic institutions.
The security risks of Australia’s language disadvantage
Author: Jessie Storey, University of Queensland On September 10 2001, the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted intelligence of two Arabic messages sent between individuals with ‘terrorist connections’. On September 11 2001, two planes hijacked by terrorist group Al Qaeda flew into the Twin Towers in New York City, killing nearly 3000 people. On September…
Why Australia must improve its cyber space defence capabilities
Author: Stephan Robin, University of Adelaide As Australia becomes increasingly dependent on satellite infrastructure, the threat posed by cyberattacks in space must be consciously addressed as a national security priority.
The future of ‘unprecedented’ events
Author: Krystal Ha, University of Melbourne When COVID-19 swept across the globe many described it as ‘unprecedented.’ It seemed out of the blue, with the idea of widespread lockdowns, extensive hotel quarantine programs and travel bans alien to all Australians. In government, it was the same — still reeling from bushfires across Australia, the state…
The human body as a national security threat
Author: Rebecca Banagala, ANU If you’re reading this, you’re on the internet. As such, you’re a user of the Internet of Things (IoT)– the network of physical devices connected to the internet.
Preparing young people for an uncertain future
Author: Alexi Heazle, Australian Crisis Simulation Summit There is no doubt that Australia is entering a new era of heightened national security concerns. The Black Summer bushfire season highlighted inadequacies in climate-security thinking and disaster response policy in Australia. Although lessons were learned by the Coalition government, demonstrated in its relatively effective response to containing the spread…