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ASPI Cyber Masterclass

Speakers Chris Painter, Dr Tobias Feakin , Professor Elanor Huntington , Berin Lautenbach, Fergus Hanson, Rachael Falk, Dr Ji-Jen Hwang , Johanna Weaver , Catherine McGregor AM and Andrew Davies

The ASPI Cyber Masterclass is a one-day intensive program providing a strategic update on Australia’s domestic cyber landscape and how both cyberspace and emerging technologies are impacting our place in the world. Former US State Department Coordinator for Cyber Issues and White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy Chris Painter will deliver the keynote address. Along with Chris, a team of specialists from government, the private sector and academia will explore and debate the critical issues and challenges facing Australia and our wider region and pitch their big ideas for what Australia should be doing differently.​​​​​​

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AGENDA 

Welcome and Keynote address

  • Mr Fergus Hanson, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Introduction 
  • The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security
    Welcome remarks and opening speech
  • Mr Chris Painter, former US State Department Coordinator for Cyber Issues and White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
    Keynote address

AUSTRALIA: Our policy, capability, strengths and gaps

  • Mr Fergus Hanson, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Session Chair 
  • Ms Sandra Ragg, Deputy National Cyber Security Adviser, Department of Home Affairs 
  • Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security & Defence (Invited)
  • Mr Berin Lautenbach, CISO Asia Pacific, Telstra

THE WORLD: The evolving geopolitics of cyber

  • Ms Danielle Cave, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute 
    Session chair 
  • Dr Ji-Jen Hwang, Director of International Master Program in Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Taiwan
  • Ms Rachael Falk, Cyber Security Advisor  
  • Ms Johanna Weaver, Director, Cyber Policy Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

OPPORTUNITIES: Innovation, Quantum computing & new partnerships

In Conversation:

  • Nathan Ruser, Student, Australian National University 
  • Danielle Cave, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Using open-source to break an international news story from my uni desk 

Speakers are invited to advocate/pitch for their big cyber/tech idea for Australia and our region - where should we be investing? What should Australia/our region be doing differently?

  • Ms Catherine McGregor AM
    The future of cyber warfare
  • Dr Andrew Davies, Director of Defence and Strategy Program
    Quantum computing 

IN CONVERSATION: The future of cyber & emerging technologies

  • Fergus Hanson, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Session chair 
  • Mr Chris Painter, former US State Department Coordinator for Cyber Issues and White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
  • Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University
  • HE Dr Tobias Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

A canapes and drinks reception will conclude the event. 

Speakers

Chris Painter

Chris Painter is a globally recognized leader and expert on cybersecurity, cyber policy, Cyber Diplomacy and combatting cybercrime.

Dr Tobias Feakin

Dr Tobias Feakin is Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs.

Professor Elanor Huntington

I'm the first female Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University and still one of the few in the world.

Berin Lautenbach

Berin Lautenbach is the Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific at Telstra and has an extensive and diverse background in Cyber Security spanning 25 years.

Fergus Hanson

Fergus Hanson is the Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre.

He is the author of Internet Wars and has published widely on a range of cyber and foreign policy topics.

Rachael Falk

Rachael currently advises on a range of cyber security policy and strategic issues.

Dr Ji-Jen Hwang

Dr Ji-Jen Hwang is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Strat

Johanna Weaver

Johanna Weaver is Director of Cyber Policy at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Catherine McGregor AM

Catherine McGregor is Graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon from where she graduated with Honours in Arts and was awarded the CEW Bean prize for military history.

Andrew Davies

Dr Andrew Davies is the Director of ASPI's Defence & Strategy Program.