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  • 03 Nov 2016 11:44 AM | Catherine Scott (Administrator)

    IFRS launched its latest paper on Cyber security this morning.  The report is now available for download.

    Waters, Gary, Biddington, Brett, Valli Craig Building a Resilient Cyber Security Eco-System: National and Regional Considerations KP 21 (November 2016)

  • 28 Apr 2016 8:04 AM | Nicole Quinn (Administrator)

    Security Challenges v 12 n1 is now available to download here.

  • 25 Feb 2016 10:54 AM | Nicole Quinn (Administrator)

    IFRS Fellow and Retired Air Vice Marshall John Blackburn said Australia's food, water and medicine distribution was entirely reliant on transport fuel and the supply operated on a "just in time" philosophy for the sake of logistical efficiency.

  • 18 Feb 2016 4:05 PM | Nicole Quinn (Administrator)

    The Office of National Assessments is looking to recruit new analysts.  Visit their website if you have expertise on Japan or Korea, are interested in working in ONA and would like to learn more about these opportunities.  Flexible work environment; great conditions; quality people. It's an excellent place to work.

  • 19 Nov 2015 7:32 PM | Catherine Scott (Administrator)

    Chris Pogue, Nuix Senior Vice President of Cyber Threat Analysis, spoke at our lunch yesterday, presenting on The seedy underbelly of cybercrime and cyberespionage

    Chris was interviewed by the ABC Combating cyber attacks requires a 'holistic' approach

  • 06 Nov 2015 10:00 AM | Catherine Scott (Administrator)

    Current financial members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on 8 December 2015 at the Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College.  More information is available here.  Current financial members can register online here.

  • 02 Nov 2015 11:23 PM | IFRS Events (Administrator)

    The IFRS latest edition of Security Challenges focuses on media and transparency in Australia's defence debate.  Check out all the articles under research.

  • 14 Sep 2015 9:06 PM | IFRS Events (Administrator)
    On Thursday 3 September, Ambassador Sumio Kusaka, addressed the Institute for Regional Security's 2015 Annual Dinner. A brief summary of his speech, "Australia-U.S.-Japan cooperation: enhancing stability and access to the maritime commons," can be found below:

    I believe what makes this region so unique compared to Europe is the fact that there is no multilateral or collective framework such as NATO, or the EU (of Europe).  Particularly when it comes to regional security, the existing bilateral alliances with the U.S. are key to peace and stability, like a hub and spoke structure, in our region.

    The main point I wish to make this evening is that Japan, Australia and the U.S. must work hard to maintain peace and stability in this region as a beacon. As allies, our three countries should set the course and steer the way forward in the region, a region which could otherwise be destabilized as a result of various factors.

    We have a lot at stake in the Asia-Pacific, which is a growth center of the world. Its peace, stability, and prosperity are of paramount importance to the countries in the region, as well as to the international community. That is why I believe in rules-based order rather than unilateral, forceful actions. Without proper guidance based on the rule of law, ongoing political and economic stability and prosperity would not likely be sustainable. There comes a certain responsibility that like-minded, advanced free market economies, namely, Australia, Japan and the U.S. should take on in the Asia-Pacific.

    I believe that the existing order has served as the foundation of the peace and prosperity of the region.  Such principles as the rule of law, free trade, freedom of navigation and overflight must be upheld.  The peace and order of the Asia-Pacific must be respected, maintained and protected by all means, because that is a foundation on which we can all thrive.

    Allow me to also mention that we place particular importance on achieving high-standard regional economic partnerships through the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership). We need a strong economic engine as well to ensure regional stability and prosperity.  After all, I believe political security is intertwined with economic security.

  • 18 Jun 2015 7:02 PM | Catherine Scott (Administrator)

    Keith Lowry presented at two IFRS events on 17 June 2015.  His whitepaper is available for download. Protecting Critical-Value Data From the Inside: Design and implement an insider-threat program

  • 17 Jun 2015 3:23 PM | Nicole Quinn (Administrator)

    IFRS members and guests had a great lunch time brief from Mr Keith Lowry on insider threats.  You may have had read about him in the news.

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