Speeches | 01 September 2010

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Cyber security threats - Dr Paul Twomey presentation

Cyber attacks in Estonia and Georgia are one recent prominent example of cyber space being challenged by growth in crime, espionage and disruptive activity. Disruptive activity targeting governments, cyber infrastructure providers and commercial enterprise is growing significantly around the world. For Australia, where over 90 per cent of the networks that now underpin our economy are in private-sector control and increasingly interconnected to global sources of vulnerability, this an important national issue. Paul Twomey discussed this growing global phenomenon and suggested some policy responses for managing this growing threat.Paul Twomey

  • Paul Twomey

Cyber attacks in Estonia and Georgia are one recent prominent example of cyber space being challenged by growth in crime, espionage and disruptive activity. Disruptive activity targeting governments, cyber infrastructure providers and commercial enterprise is growing significantly around the world. For Australia, where over 90 per cent of the networks that now underpin our economy are in private-sector control and increasingly interconnected to global sources of vulnerability, this an important national issue. Paul Twomey discussed this growing global phenomenon and suggested some policy responses for managing this growing threat.Paul Twomey

  • Paul Twomey