Associate Professor Dr Carsten Rudolph contributes to Communications of the ACM cybersecurity article;

“The Oceania region is at a crossroads, with physical security challenges headlined by a changing climate providing an existential threat to many of the Pacific Island nations that call the region home. Furthermore, the region has become a geopolitical battleground with major actors including Australia, China, the European Union, New Zealand, and the US all working to gain influence. During the Pacific Islands Forum in late 2018, Pacific Island leaders outlined their security concerns through the Boe Declaration – a pronouncement that looked to establish an expanded concept of security.

One such security issue that has begun to emerge and will only accelerate without individual and collective action is the threat of cyberattacks and cybercrime in the region. Most of the Pacific Island nations have either recently or are in the process of drastically increasing the access to international connectivity through submarine cables that enable the potential transformation to digital economy and digital economy”. Read the full extract Communications of the ACM