Think-tanks, strategy, geopolitics, cyber: the 21st century melting pot

Meet Fergus Hanson, Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a think tank focused primarily on defence and national security

09 Ott 2019

I had a very comprehensive chat with Fergus, starting from his background in international relations and law / policy and technology right up to the moment when he started to look at the Silicon Valley-esque culture of innovation in the US and everything in between. You’re going to want to listen to everything in between because there’s a boatload of insight the valiant listener can glean.

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Australia-Europe alliances, cyber competition, 5G and organized chaos

We explored ASPI’s mission and objectives, its relations with adversary countries, toyed with an array of joyful topics trending in today’s binary-soaked globe such as IP theft, cyber espionage and intel.

Tune in now to discover Australia’s relations with its European friends, the threats and joys of 5G and Australia’s place in cyber space, among others!

The Secure in Mind Project

Our mission is to greatly increase and encourage community discussion about technological and ethical issues that have done, are and will impact society on a global scale.

There is a longstanding and distinct disconnect between the way information is packaged and presented to the public and the effectiveness of this presentation in terms of generating informed, considered debate.

If we can take complex, important topics and present them, as best we can, in a manner that can interests people from outside the speciality, then we have surpassed our expectations.

Nick Kelly Bio

Nick is someone who, in many senses, is just like you: a human being trying to make sense of this existence of ours as we hurtle around a ball of gas in a sea of infinite eternity. More relevant though are his vacillations in the world amongst diverse countries and environments, collaborating, negotiating, elaborating and celebrating with fascinating people from all walks of life including politics, technology, activism, military and intelligence the world over.

He brings this unique breadth of perspective to the table and has a dogged interest in pursuing the human story behind the title or policy, appreciating the fact that underneath all of our bravado, political correctness and dichotomous states of creation and destruction, we are, after all, merely mortals trying to make the best of it.


The production cost of this episode of “Secure in Mind” was supported by aizoOn Technology Consulting.

aizoOn is a global technology consulting company focused on innovation. Since the digital economy requires new visions, technologies and organisational models, we have taken the eco-system approach. Through this attitude, innovation happens through a co-creation process involving government agencies, individuals, public and private entities.

What this boils down to is that we use data and brains to drastically increase efficiencies, reduce waste, consolidate technology security and cyber postures and train the next generation of the top tech force.

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