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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jul 15, 2021

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, former head of the ADF’s information warfare division, Major General (retired) Dr Marcus Thompson, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the importance of building Australia’s defences in the increasingly hostile cyber domain.
Dr Thompson weighs in on the current cyber threat in Australia amid a spike in malicious activity from both commercially-motivated and state-based actors.
The former head of the ADF’s information warfare division discusses the need for greater urgency and accountability among stakeholders, across both the public and private sectors.
Dr Thompson highlights the value of sovereign cyber capability, explaining why Australia should reduce its dependence on foreign service providers to address local challenges.
The retired MAJGEN, who serves as an adviser on the boards of a number of organisations, also discusses the need to fill cyber security skills gaps to ensure future generations are equipped to address emerging challenges in the domain.  

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The Defence Connect team