Dr Zac Rogers is a Research Lead at the Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance at Flinders University of South Australia. He is currently lead researcher in a three year defence/academic collaborative project exploring the impact of digital transformation from infrastructure to the human/computer interface on Australia’s internal and external security, national interests, defence planning, and strategy.
As awareness of digital vulnerabilities grows, fostering resilience against exploitation across open societies is key.
Digital age propaganda represents a new form of public manipulation with endless possibilities.
The online environment is fundamentally toxic and piecemeal solutions will continue to fail to protect the vulnerable.