Cyber Security Uncut

Addressing alarmism and cyber workforce shortages

April 1, 2022

In this episode of the Cyber Security Uncut podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Major General (Ret’d) Marcus Thompson, inaugural head of information warfare for the ADF, discuss the rapidly evolving domestic and global cyber security landscape.

The pair begins by flagging risks associated with the rise in polarisation, alarmism and sensationalism in the cyber space.

Tarrant and MAJGEN Thompson then discuss the importance of democratisation of information and openness in the industry, drawing on the Australian Signals Directorate’s recent engagement strategy.

The hosts go on to reflect on the Russia-Ukraine crisis – the potential outcome of the ongoing conflict, and Australia’s contribution to Ukraine’s resistance.

The pair concludes by discussing opportunities to address skills and workforce shortages in the cyber space, drawing on MAJGEN Thompson’s appearance on a panel discussion hosted by ParaFlare and Deloitte.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Cyber Security Uncut team

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