Cyber Conflicts and Small States

Cyber Conflicts and Small States
Cyber Conflicts and Small States

Principal speaker

Other Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Caelli AO

The probability of a worldwide cyber conflict is small. Yet the probability of forms of cyber conflict, regional or even global, could be argued as being very high.

Small countries are usually signatories to military and economic alliances with major world powers but rely heavily on the technical ability of these powers in protecting their own national interests. They may be considered to be IT ‘technology colonies’. Their cyber infrastructure is usually fully imported and their ability to assess it is limited.

Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Caelli AO presents his book “Cyber Conflicts and Small States”; posing the question: to what extent should, or can, a small country prepare itself for handling the broad range of cyber threats? Looking at cyber-warfare, cyber-terrorism, cyber-crime and associated concerns, national experts from New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, and Poland present analyses of cyber-defence realities, priorities and options for smaller countries.

Adjunct Professor William Caelli is Director of International Information Security Consultants Pty Ltd (IISEC) and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. He has 40 years’ experience in all aspects of information/cyber security and over 50 years’ experience in ICT.

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