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A Nations Identity - publication launch

By Anne Lyons

Launch of the publication ‘Identity of a Nation: Protecting the digital evidence of who we are’ by Anne Lyons.

As companies, governments and individuals scramble to protect important data and critical systems such as roads and power supplies from cyber threats, we overlook data sets that are perhaps even more valuable.

In a global environment of cyber-attacks, information manipulation and grey-zone cyber conflict aimed at disrupting nations and in particular western democracies, the threat to our national identity assets is real.

These assets are the evidence of who we are as a nation – from our electronic land titles and biometric immigration data, to the outcomes of our courts and electoral processes and the digital images, stories and national conversations we are having right now.

This report explores the value of Australia’s identity assets and the consequences of not protecting them now and into the future.