Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference

16th Australian Information Warfare Conference, 2015, Edith Cowan University - conference details

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Joondalup, Western Australia


Hutchinson, Bill




Edited By Professor Bill Hutchinson Security Research Institute Edith Cowan University


The annual Security Congress, run by the Security Research Institute at Edith Cowan University, included the 16th Australian Information Warfare Conference. The development of information warfare over the past decade – the tactics used by belligerents has made the Internet of Threats more relevant. Both states and non-state actors have embraced the ‘new’ technologies so the psychological as well as the physical dimensions of conflict are exploited. This has made asymmetric features of conflict be integrated into strategies rather than just be an ‘add-ons’. The networked nature of the underlying technology ensures that the problem space becomes an intertwined problem of technology and people. Hence problem/issue management becomes systemic which means that strategies to handle this situation need a different mindset from the linear one normally used. All submitted papers were subject to a double blind peer review process. Four papers were submitted, of which three were accepted for final presentation and subsequent publication. We wish to thank all the reviewers for kindly volunteering their time and expertise and support of this event. I would also like to thank the conference committee who have organised yet another successful congress. Events such as this are impossible without the tireless efforts of such people in reviewing and editing of the conference papers, helping with the planning, organisation and execution of the conferences.

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