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Enhancing global security by preventing, detecting and mitigating threats in

Violent conflict and war | Cybersecurity | Terrorism | Disasters | Biosecurity

Global security is an area of cutting edge research and education within the PLuS Alliance, making Global Security PLuS a one-stop shop for government, non- government and industry stakeholders.
Quantum advances in science have outpaced our governance frameworks in areas such as cybersecurity and biosecurity, with revolutionary new tools and technologies equally able to benefit or harm humanity. Against a backdrop of global political instability and conflict, this accelerates the risk of war, terrorism, cyberattacks, bioterrorism, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats. In addition, disasters and forced displacement of people pose additional challenges which require an understanding of emergency response and disaster recovery. These threats extend beyond the reach of national boundaries, and require global solutions.

In 2016, Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney, formed the PLuS Alliance. This unprecedented and innovative alliance between three of the world’s leading universities enables us to join forces to help find research-led solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges. The three countries represented are also natural allies in security and defence, providing a framework for advancement of the first truly global security alliance in the world.


Mission statement

To enhance global security by preventing, detecting and mitigating global threats in the following areas:

  • Violent conflict and war
  • Cybersecurity
  • Terrorism           
  • Disasters     
  • Biosecurity

Cross cutting expertise and methods

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Policy
  • Informatics
  • Forensics
  • Law and governance

What we offer

  • Cutting edge research
  • World leading expertise
  • Policy and technology solutions
  • Education, training and capacity building


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