Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare. EU Perspectives & Implications for Austral...

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There are growing concerns about the evolving threat of offensive cyber activities, ranging from hacking to on-line propaganda of extremist ideologies and illegal trade and fundraising, malicious cyber-attacks, to systematic coordinated offensive operations targeting government and business sites, as well as critical elements of physical in infrastructure.

This special expert panel will address the challenge of cyberterrorism as a strategic threat to Australia, Europe and broader international community, offer insights on EU views and perspectives on this threat, and discuss potential implications for Australian stakeholders.

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DR ALEXEY M. MURAVIEV is Head of Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is a Coordinator of the International Relations and National Security programs and the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security and strategy at Curtin.

He has published widely on matters of national and international security. His research interests include problems of modern maritime power, contemporary defence and strategic policy, Russia’s strategic and defence policy, Russia as a Pacific power, transnational terrorism, Australian national security, and other.

Alexey is a member of the Australian Member Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region (AU-CSCAP); non-residential fellow, Sea Power Centre Australia (Royal Australian Navy), member of Russia-NATO Experts Group; member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; reviewer of the Military Balance annual defence almanac; member of the Advisory Board, Australia Public Network, member of the Research Network for Secure Australia, and other organisations and think tanks.

In 2011, Alexey was the inaugural scholar-in residence at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts has nominated Dr Muraviev as an “expert of international standing”. He advises members of state and federal government on foreign policy and national security matters and is frequently interviewed by state, national and international media.

DR BRUNO SCHOLL is currently Counsellor and Head of Political, Press and information Section of the European External Action Serviceat (EEAS) at the Delegation of the European Union to Australia in Canberra since 2013.

Prior to this Bruno was working as European Correspondent in the Policy Coordination Division of the EEAS in Brussels, as well as being a Guest Professor at the College of Europe, in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy in Bruges.

For his lecture titled "EU Responses to Security Threats"; he received the LISBOAN award 2012 for outstanding teaching. Bruno has also done Guest lectures on European Foreign Policy and EU Crisis Management at the University College London and the Universities of Mannheimand Cologne.

as Coordinator of the Political & Security Committee (PSC); and Political Assistant to the Director General and of the Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, DG for External and Politico-Military Affairs Brussels:

ALLAN BRIGGS owner of Briggs Communications, spent 16 years as an operational police officer, ten years with the Media and Corporate Communications Department at Victoria Police as Sergeant. Allan gained experience in a raft of crisis incidents ranging from gangland shootings, searches, protests and plane crashes.

In 2006 Allan moved to VICSES where he managed the Media and PR Unit. During his four years at VICSES he gained experience in major incidents such as the Kerang rail crash, 2007 Gippsland floods, 2008 windstorm and 2009 Black Saturday fires.

Allan founded Briggs Communications in 2010. He has trained and tested hundreds of major corporations in emergency management. Clients range from universities, airports, and primary producers to government agencies achieving outstanding results for them. Allan is a sessional lecturer at RMIT.



  • Allan Briggs

    Allan Briggs

    Briggs Communications

    Managing Director

  • Dr. Alexey M. Muraviev

    Dr. Alexey M. Muraviev

    Strategic Flashlight, Curtin University


  • Dr Bruno Scholl

    Dr Bruno Scholl

    Delegation of the European Union to Australia & New Zealand

    Councellor


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RMIT City Campus, Building 1, level 2R

124 La trobe street

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