Cyber security and small states

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You’re invited to a special Friends of the Library event

On Thursday 14 April Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Caelli AO will present his book “Cyber Conflicts and Small States”; posing the question: to what extent should, or can, a small country prepare itself for handling the broad range of cyber threats?

Adjunct Professor William Caelli is Director of International Information Security Consultants Pty Ltd (IISEC) and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. He has 40 years’ experience in all aspects of information/cyber security and over 50 years’ experience in ICT.

The probability of a worldwide cyber conflict is small. Yet the probability of forms of cyber conflict, regional or even global, could be argued as being very high.

Small countries are usually signatories to military and economic alliances with major world powers but rely heavily on the technical ability of these powers in protecting their own national interests. They may be considered to be IT ‘technology colonies’. Their cyber infrastructure is usually fully imported and their ability to assess it is limited.

We’re inviting you to join us for an evening with Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Caelli AO who will explore his book’s themes of cyber-warfare, cyber-terrorism, cyber-crime and associated concerns. 

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  • 14 April, 2016
    5:30 PM – 7:30pm


  • G’s Restaurant, Griffith Health Centre (G40)
    Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
    Parklands Drive
    Southport, Queensland 4222

Since it’s inception in 2010 the Friends of the Library network has been offering diverse and engaging events that aim to inspire, educate, inform and entertain the audience while exploring topical issues across the Library and Information Technology sector.

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