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Mixing Desk JUN2021

Intelligence collaboration, ASEAN and Myanmar, Pacific cyber capacity

This week, ASPI released the report ‘Collaborative and agile: Intelligence community collaboration insights from the United Kingdom and the United States’ which details the lessons learned for Australia’s intelligence communities from  key partners, the United States and United Kingdom. Two of the report’s authors Michael Shoebridge and Dr John Coyne discuss their key findings and some of the shared challenges that the intelligence agencies are facing.

ASEAN’s response to the Myanmar coup in February this year has challenged the group’s credibility. Dr Huong Le Thu and Dr David Engel explore this in their latest ASPI report, ‘Myanmar’s coup, ASEAN’s crisis and the implications for Australia’. They explore ASEAN’s crisis of credibility, Indonesia’s leadership role and Australia’s mid-to-long term role in the regional grouping.

Recently, Papua New Guinea’s government pay system was hit by a ransomware attack. ASPI’s Bart Hogeveen speaks with Cherie Lagakali, Pacific Liaison of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and chair of the Pacific Chapter of Internet Society, about cyber capacity in the Pacific. They discuss recent ransomware attacks across the region and the challenge of building ‘whole-of-community’ standard practices.

Mentioned in this episode:

‘Collaborative and agile: Intelligence community collaboration insights from the United Kingdom and the United States’: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/collaborative-and-agile

‘Myanmar’s coup, ASEAN’s crisis and the implications for Australia’: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/myanmars-coup-aseans-crisis-and-implications-australia

Guests (in order of appearance):

Michael Shoebridge: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/michael-shoebridge

Dr John Coyne: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/john-coyne

Dr David Engel: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/david-engel

Dr Huong Le Thu: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/huong-le-thu

Bart Hogeveen: https://www.aspi.org.au/bio/bart-hogeveen

Cherie Lagakali: https://thegfce.org/advisory_board/cherie-lagakali/