Cyber, Technology & Security
The CTS aims to inform and influence policy debates in the Indo-Pacific through original, rigorous and data-driven research.
ASPI’s Cyber, Technology & Security analysts aim to inform and influence policy debates in the Indo-Pacific through original, rigorous and data-driven research.
ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) is now ASPI Cyber, Technology & Security (CTS). The name change reflects our growing body of work on broader cyber-related issues and hybrid threats, such as critical technologies, critical infrastructure, and coercive diplomacy.
CTS remains a leading voice in global debates on cyber, emerging and critical technologies, foreign interference and issues related to information operations and disinformation. Our work is agenda setting and focuses on the impact these issues have on broader strategic policy.
CTS informs public debate globally and supports policy development in the Indo-Pacific region by producing original, empirical, data-driven research. You will find our research here.
CTS has a growing mixture of expertise and skills with teams of researchers who concentrate on policy, technical analysis, information operations and disinformation, critical and emerging technologies, cyber capacity building and Internet safety, satellite analysis, surveillance and China-related issues.
To develop capability in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific region, CTS has a capacity building team that conducts workshops, training programs and large-scale exercises for the public, private and civil society sectors. Current projects are focusing on capacity building in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands region, across a wide range of topics.
CTS enriches regional debate by collaborating with civil society groups from around the world and by bringing leading global experts to Australia through our international fellowship program.
Some of our larger initiatives and projects also have their own websites including:
- The Critical Technology Tracker
- The Sydney Dialogue
- Understanding Global Disinformation and Information Operations
- auCheck - a new public Internet security and standards tool
- Mapping China’s Technology Giants (re-launched June 2021)
- The Xinjiang Data Project
- A 3D satellite deep dive into the India-China border
- China Defence Universities Tracker (updated May 2021)
- The IndigiCyber, Defence & Space Program
- Mapping conditions in Rakhine State
We would like to thank all of those who support and contribute to ASPI with their time, intellect and passion for the topics we work on. If you would like to support our work, please contact[email protected]
Daily Cyber Digest
Our work would be impossible without the financial support of our annual government, industry and civil society partners whom we gratefully acknowledge. If you would like to discuss partnering with ASPI, please contact [email protected].
Projects and Collaborations
Cybil is the global knowledge sharing portal for cyber capacity building provided by the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise (GFCE). As knowledge partner of the GFCE, ASPI is co-managing Cybil together with DiploFoundation, FIRST, the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Observer Research Foundation
Observer Research Foundation is India’s leading independent thinktank on issues of strategic importance to the Indian government and economy. With ORF’s Cyber for Security, Strategic and Technology, ASPI is working on a variety of activities that involve Australia-India collaboration on issues of cybersecurity, emerging technologies and digital development in the Indo-Pacific.