Cyber weapons

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Cyberattacks
NARROWER TERMS


Briefing paper

Will AI make cyber swords or shields?

Funding and priorities for technology development today determine the terrain for digital battles tomorrow, and they provide the arsenals for both attackers and defenders. This report provides three examples showing that, while the future of technology is impossible to predict with certainty, there is enough...
Briefing paper

Russia’s ill-fated invasion of Ukraine: lessons in modern warfare

This analysis examines lessons from Russian air, ground, cyber and other domains following Moscow’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. It asks: What are some of the most important military lessons from the first three months of the war? What do these lessons suggest about the...
Briefing paper

The first space-cyber war and the need for new regimes and policies

This policy brief makes the case that states should adopt national policies to defend against threats to space-based assets and applications, such as communications satellites, that are both vital to national security and economic security and increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Report

The two technospheres

The divergence of the Western and Chinese technospheres is a critical driver of cybersecurity concerns requiring the attention of both governments and the private sector around the world. This report provides a set of recommendations for action to mitigate the growing cybersecurity risks posed by...
Report

The UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace

This report, produced by APSI in partnership with Australia’s Cyber and Critical Technology Cooperation Program and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, is the result of a multi-year cyber-capacity building program focused on supporting the effective implementation of UN norms throughout ASEAN.
Strategy

Ransomware action plan

This document outlines the capabilities and powers that Australia will use to combat ransomware, seeks feedback on other regulatory reforms or voluntary incentives needed to promote the cyber security resilience of our digital economy, and provides information on where victims can go for help.​
Report

Somebody might hear us: emerging communications security technologies

This report outlines the principles of secure communication, and uses some examples of emerging technologies to illustrate what the next generation of secure communications might look like.
Article

From drone swarms to modified E. Coli: say hello to a new wave of cyberattacks

Earlier this month, researchers created an AI-driven malware that can be used tohack hospital CT scans, generating false cancer images that deceived even the most skilled doctors.
Guide

Cybersecurity, cybercrime and cybersafety: a quick guide to key internet links

This guide provides some brief background information on national measures to build cybersecurity and cybersafety and combat cybercrime, and includes links to relevant websites.
Policy report

Deterrence in cyberspace

Cyberattacks initiated by nation states have become the new normal, and countries including Australia have struggled with the challenge of how to respond to them. Far too often they’re considered a low priority. This paper offers a way forward, presenting a framework for deterrence -...
Briefing paper

Australia's offensive cyber capability

For Australia, both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities are now an essential component of our nation’s military arsenal, and a necessary step to ensure that we keep up with global players.
Report

Cyber maturity in the Asia Pacific region 2017

This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.
Technical report

GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian malicious cyber activity

The F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security have released this report which details the ways that Russia acted to influence the American election through cyberespionage.
Report

Digital land power: the Australian Army’s cyber future

Earlier this year ASPI hosted a roundtable discussion on the strategic, technological and force structure adjustments that must be made so that the Australian Army can successfully adapt to the challenges, and exploit the opportunities, of cyberspace. The roundtable was a closed-door discussion under the...