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  • FDI Associate Paper – China’s Uighur Strategy and South Asian Risk

    Free

    In this paper, FDI associate Samah Ibrahim assesses the possible security implications of the crackdown on the minority Uighur population in north-western China. She finds that it could undermine aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative, especially if regional militants use it as a cause to rally support.
  • FDI Strategic Analysis Paper – Evolving US Strategic Interests in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia and Iran

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    In this paper, FDI Senior Research Analyst Lindsay Hughes examines the relationship of the United States with two countries of the Middle East – Saudi Arabia and Iran. Mr Hughes notes that, in the case of Saudi Arabia, the relationship, while remaining strong, continues to erode, while the relationship with Iran is now significantly more hostile under the current US Administration than it was under the previous one. In tandem with regional fears of a reduced US interest in the Middle East, the strategic dynamics of the region are such that it will continue to have major consequences for future developments throughout the twenty-first century.
  • Trends in Malware Attacks against United States Healthcare Organizations, 2016-2017

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    Recently, the healthcare industry has been facing a new type of hazard; bad actors have started targeting hospitals and other healthcare facilities for cyberattacks. This industry is particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks because healthcare providers depend on up to date information from electronic health data.
  • Averaging Attacks on Bounded Perturbation Algorithms

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    We consider privacy-preserving algorithms that return noisy answers to queries on sensitive data, where the noise is strictly bounded between an interval parameterised by a perturbation parameter. Our focus is restricted to algorithms that (privately) answer counting queries.

  • Indonesia: Threats and Challenges to Domestic Security

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    In this paper, FDI Research Analyst Jarryd de Haan examines some of the primary internal security threats facing Indonesia: terrorism and extremism, separatism, ethnic and religious violence, and piracy. Of those threats, Mr de Haan notes that terrorism and piracy represent the most immediate concerns for the Indonesian Government. Separatism and ethnic and religious violence, on the other hand, could be significant challenges in the long term, especially if other factors, such as an economic crisis, take effect
  • Parenting in the digital age

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    This research focuses on parents’ experiences raising children in a world steeped in online activity and connection. It confirms the pivotal role parents play in keeping their children safe online and highlights their very real concerns about their capacity to deal with online safety issues.
  • The Role of Cybersecurity in M&A Diligence

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    Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leader in device visibility and control, has announced the results of its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) cybersecurity risk survey.
  • Long-Term External Security Threats from Indonesia’s Perspective – Part 2: Australia and ASEAN Stability

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    In this paper, FDI Research Analyst Jarryd de Haan examines how Australia and stability in South-East Asia could be two long-term security concerns from the perspective of the Indonesian Government.
  • Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy – discussion paper

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    The Australian Government is developing a new Cyber Security Strategy as a successor to the 2016 Cyber Security Strategy, which set out the Government’s 4 year plan. Consultation includes asking for public and stakeholder views on the steps to be taken to improve the cyber security of Australian citizens, community groups and businesses.
  • Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

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    The NCCoE at NIST analyzed risk factors regarding the PACS ecosystem by using a risk assessment based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and other relevant standards.
  • Energy Sector Asset Management

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    The NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is pleased to announce the release of the draft National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 1800-23: Energy Sector Asset Management.
  • State of Play Cybersecurity Report

    AUD $220.00
    Global report - Looming cyber threat in mining paves platform for change: Through interviews, survey and deep analysis of Australia’s largest mining and service companies, including BHP, Rio Tinto, South32, and Anglo American, the report has uncovered that 98% of top-level executives expect a catastrophic event is required to drive an industry response to cybersecurity in mining.