New Approaches to Grey Zone Threats

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Global Security PLuS held an event New Approaches to Grey Zone Threats. This event was held in Sydney on 11th September 2018, and in Canberra on 12 September 2018. The event was attended by Global security stakeholders in Australia and internationally.

Some of the topics at the event: 

  • Propaganda and information Grey Zone operations
  • Detecting biowarfare in the Grey Zone
  • Synthetic biology and implications for biowarfare
  • Emerging technology issues
  • Cybersecurity
  • Formal and automated methods for cybersecurity
  • Cross disciplinary approaches to threat detection
  • Civil-military cooperation


Brigadier Charles New, Director General Defence Force Health Reserve, Australian
Defence Force

Professor Raina MacIntyre, Program Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales; NHMRC Principal Research Fellow


Associate Professor Matthew Scotch, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Assistant Director of  Biodesign Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering, Arizona State University

Dr Patrick Veenstra, Data Scientist, Department of Informatics, King’s College London


Associate Professor David Heslop, Director, Health Management Program, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales; Senior Medical Advisor for CBRNE to Special Operations Headquarters Australia and to Australian Defence Force

Professor Raina MacIntyre; LTCOL Peta Mantel, Commanding Officer, Joint Health Unit - SNSW and A/Prof David Heslop20180912_130258(0)_0.jpg