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SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Alastair MacGibbon, chief strategy officer of CyberCX, joins host Steve Kuper to unpack the importance of cyber security in delivering our nation’s most important defence projects – including nuclear-powered submarines.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Alastair MacGibbon, chief strategy officer of CyberCX, joins host Steve Kuper to unpack the importance of cyber security in delivering our nation’s most important defence projects – including nuclear-powered submarines.

  • The pair begin the podcast unpacking how cyber security is critical for defending defence supply chains and protecting the equipment used by Australia’s soldiers, sailors, and aviators.
  • MacGibbon and Kuper then discuss how threat actors always target the most vulnerable parts of the supply chain, usually smaller subcontractors, before examining some trends in cyber security.
  • The podcast wraps up with a discussion into the role of cyber security in AUKUS Pillars I and II, and how it is essential for Australian organisations to enhance their cyber security standards as we become the custodians of nuclear technology.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 424: PODCAST: Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
Episode 423: PODCAST: Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023
Episode 416: SPOTLIGHT: The sky’s the limit with AUKUS – Northrop Grumman Australia
Episode 415: SPOTLIGHT: AUKUS, frigates and the future of the Royal Australian Navy, with Babcock Australasia CEO Andrew Cridland
Episode 414: SPOTLIGHT: Getting match fit – enhancing the ADF’s maintenance, sustainment requirements with KBR’s Nic Maan

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