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Combining perspectives from strategic studies and social science research to bring expertise to the military, diplomatic and national security policies for cyber space.

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Competitive advantage

  • Unique offerings on national security policy and cyberspace strategy
  • Ground-breaking research and education on China cyber, military cyber strategies, complex cyber emergencies, and human capital for security in cyberspace
  • High-value international networks in leading research centres outside Australia
  • Expertise recognised by high-profile military and civilian leaders


  • Contributing to defence policy at a time when Australia is moving rapidly to set up new cyber forces and wide-ranging civil-sector security measures
  • Participation in policy development work with governments and the private sector

Successful applications

  • Participation in national and international consultations led by government
  • Innovative research projects that influence policy deliberations
  • International research workshops in partnership with government
  • Knowledge transfer through professional education

Capabilities and facilities

  • Advanced research capability in military cyber policy, international security and diplomatic aspects of cyberspace, international cyber law of armed conflict, policy for critical infrastructure protection, education policy and workforce issues for cyber security, social media impacts on international security, technologies of decision-making for defence, human rights and cyberspace
  • Professional education and postgraduate education in these fields

Our partners (past and present)

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Defence Science and Technology Group
  • U.S. Army Cyber Institute
  • NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Royal Military College Canada