• Opportunism drives China’s cyber-attacks

    Tom Uren     |      August 1, 2020

    Although there has been a sustained increase in cyber activity targeting Australia, the Chinese state is still focused on stealing western technology, rather than applying foreign policy pressure.

  • A long term crisis needs long term solutions

    Tom Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    The government should immediately create a Covid-19 funding body with a mandate to identify critical capacity and capability shortfalls and to encourage, lead and drive solutions to tackle the unfolding health crisis.

  • More arms won’t win the political war

    Tom Uren     |      August 25, 2019

    By failing to be forthcoming and transparent about foreign disinformation campaigns, the Australian government is effectively ceding the ‘high ground’ of political warfare to our ideological adversaries.

  • Unmasking Australia’s offensive cyber capability

    Tom Uren     |      April 11, 2018

    A new policy brief builds on official government statements about Australia’s ability to fight back against cyber attacks. It offers more detail on the strengths and weaknesses of our offensive cyber power, explains the risks involved in its use and details some of its checks and balances.