• An endless game of whack-a-mole

    Lesley Seebeck     |      March 8, 2023

    Cybersecurity is an “infinite game” of endless threats and attacks which lays beyond the finite concerns of politics in Canberra.

  • War by other means

    Lesley Seebeck     |      October 16, 2022

    The ‘grey-zone’ wars waged by Russia and China against the world call for a fundamental re-evaluation of the strategic logic that underpins power, the posture of nations and how they interact.

  • Cyberworld

    Lesley Seebeck     |      August 2, 2022

    Governments have focused on the practicalities of interests, threats and operating in the cyber environment and while such difficulties shouldn’t be underestimated, it’s not enough to focus on those alone.

  • Countering hybrid threats in the Indo-Pacific

    Lesley Seebeck     |      June 9, 2022

    The creation of an Indo-Pacific hybrid threat centre would build broader situational awareness on the hybrid threats growing across the region.

  • Losing trust in the digital world

    Lesley Seebeck     |      February 16, 2022

    Cybersecurity thinking has adapted to the reality of constantly shifting, often unknowable systems, replete with continual interactions and adjustments between users, technology, data and the environment.

  • Adventures in the grey zone

    Lesley Seebeck     |      June 25, 2021

    Australian policy should understand and address the drivers of competition in the “grey zone” of hostile activities undertaken by foreign states around the world.

  • Supporting technology in Australia’s public sector

    Lesley Seebeck     |      April 3, 2021

    There is no silver bullet to improve government technology, but new funding measures will help modernise its systems and services and position the public service for a world of increasing digitalisation and technological competition.

  • Budget rules erode Australian government’s capacity to embrace technology

    Lesley Seebeck     |      March 9, 2021

    Digital technology is intrinsic to government operations and service delivery and the government’s interactions with citizens. The government has to learn to be a smart and savvy manager of technology in a world of accelerating technological competition while overcoming its own fragility and emaciation.

  • Avoiding the technology trap

    Lesley Seebeck     |      December 9, 2020

    At a recent Australian e-commerce summit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised technology adoption – rather than domestic innovation – as a means of driving economic returns.

  • Surviving in a world of sharper technological competition

    Lesley Seebeck     |      February 18, 2020

    The sooner Australia comes to grips with technology’s reshaping of the world, the better we will be able to adapt, act and secure our future within it.

  • People are not the problem in cyber-security

    Lesley Seebeck     |      November 5, 2019

    The slow work of building human capability and a systems-level understanding is likely to yield better results in cyber-security than firing staff who make mistakes or micromanaging individual activity.

  • Why the fifth domain is different

    Lesley Seebeck     |      September 6, 2019

    Cyber-warfare has joined land, sea, air and space as a domain of global conflict. Rather than continuing to talk about simply operating in the fifth domain, we should be thinking about shaping it, and shaping it to our interests.