Prof. Slay and UNU-CS researchers after the seminar

Seminar on Cyber War and Cyber Intelligence Applied to Peace Keeping

November 14, 2016

On Monday, 14 November 2016, Prof. Jill Slay visited the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to present her work in cyber warfare, applying it to peace keeping operations. Prof. Slay is the Director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the Australian Defence Force Academy at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra. She is also a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and a member of its Board. Prof. Slay was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 for her service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism.

Her seminar on “Principles of Cyber War and Cyber Intelligence Applied to Peace Keeping” covered two main topics. While the first part focused on defining and differentiating between Cyber Security, Cyber Defense and Cyber Warfare, the second part was a discussion with UNU-CS researchers brainstorming whether cyber intelligence can be used for peacekeeping, especially in the context of the work conducted at the UNU-CS Digital Peace Lab. The discussion covered a broad range of security considerations, from macro to micro level implications of cyber warfare in peace keeping and peace building.




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