Professor Greg Austin

Professor of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy
School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Cyber
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Dr Austin is a Professor in the University of New South Wales (Canberra) where he serves as Deputy Director of UNSW Canberra Cyber (formerly the Australian Centre for Cyber Security). He concurrently serves as a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York.  He is a member of the NSW state government's Cyber Security Advisory Council, of the Advisory Board of the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, and a member of the National Standing Committee on Digital Trade.

He has a career of achievement in international security affairs, including:

  • seven university appointments in world class universities or departments in the UK and Australia
  • six books on Asian security affairs (five are on China), each with a strong interdisciplinary focus, and one additional edited volume on energy security 
  • current research interests in cyber strategy and diplomacy, security policies of China and Russia, maritime China, countering violent extremism, and national security ethics
  • research leadership posts in leading NGOs or think tanks
  • recognition by students and peers for his high quality teaching and mentoring
  • international consultations with business and government
  • regular invitations to speak in prominent international forums
  • posts in Australian security policy as Ministerial adviser, parliamentary committee secretary, international intelligence liaison officer and intelligence analyst  
  • work assignments in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Canberra
  •  fieldwork in or other professional visits to China, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkey
  • research leadership roles in globally prominent NGOs, including as Vice President of the EastWest Institute and Asia Program Director in the International Crisis Group.

Books

Austin GD, 2018, Cybersecurity in China: The Next Wave, Springer, New York

Austin G, 2014, Cyber Policy in China, John Wiley & Sons

Austin G; Harris S, 2001, Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and Military Power in the Asian Century, C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, Red star east : the armed forces of Russia in Asia, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, N.S.W.

Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia, I.B.Tauris

Austin G, 1998, China's Ocean Frontier: International Law, Military Force and National Development

Book Chapters

Austin G; Gady FS, 2019, 'Global Trade and Cyber Security: Monitoring, Enforcement and Sanctions', in Cornish P (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Austin GD, 2019, 'Opportunity, Threat and Dependency in the Social Infosphere', in Cornish P (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Austin GD, 2018, 'Strategic Military Geographies in the South China Sea', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, edn. 1, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8

Austin GD, 2017, 'Are Australia's responses to cyber security adequate?', in Australia's Place in the World 2017, CEDA, pp. 50 - 61, http://www.ceda.com.au/Research-and-policy/All-CEDA-research/Research-catalogue/Australia-s-place-in-the-world

Austin G, 2017, 'Robots Writing Chinese and Fighting under Water', in Kiggins R (ed.), The Political Economy of Robots: Prospects for Peace and Prosperity in the Automated 21st Century, Palgrave, pp. 271 - 290, https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319514659

Austin G, 2017, 'Restraint and Governance in Cyberspace: Balancing War and Justice Imperatives', in Burke A; Parker R (ed.), Global Insecurity: Futures of Chaos and Governance, Palgrave, pp. 215 - 234, https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057/978-1-349-95145-1_12.pdf

Austin G, 2016, '"Middle Powers and Cyber-Enabed Warfare: The Imperative of Collective Security"', in Securing Cyberspace: Asia and International Perspectives, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, pp. 23 - 56

Austin GD, 2016, 'International Legal Norms in Cyberspace: Evolution of China's National Security Motivations', in International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives, edn. 2016, Tallinn Estonia

Austin G, 2015, 'China’s Security in the Information Age', in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security, Routledge, pp. 355 - 355

Austin G, 2004, 'Reactions in Australia and New Zealand to a Rising China', in The Rise of China and a Changing Northeast Asian Order (Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2004), pp. 266 - 269

Austin G, 2004, '‘Preventing Terrorism? Direct Measures First – Intrusive, Normative and Personal!’', in Conflict Prevention From Rhetoric to Reality: Opportunities and Innovations, vol. 2, Lanham: Lexington Books

Austin G, 2003, 'A new engine for pragmatism in the international security order?', in China: New Engine of World Growth, pp. 458

Austin G, 2001, 'Implications for Taiwan of the Kosovo Zeitgeist: Sino-US Military Confrontation is Looming; Taiwan as the Front Line; War as Punishment and Self-Sacrifice', in 澳洲研究, pp. 65 - 97

Austin G, 2001, 'China's power: Searching for stable domestic foundations', in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy. Ed. Yongjin Zhang. Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, pp. 69 - 105

Yongjin Z; Austin G, 2001, 'China and the Responsibility of Power', in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy, pp. 5

Harris S; Austin G, 2000, 'Japan, China and regional order', in Peter Drysdale and Dong Dong Zhang (eds), Japan and China: Rivalry or Cooperation in East Asia, Canberra, Australia-Japan Research Centre, pp. 143

Austin G, 1999, 'Alliances and Alignments in the Asia Pacific: Foundations for Stability or Seeds of Disaster?', in Taming turmoil in the Pacific: papers presented at the 12th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, May 31-June 4, 1998, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 285

Austin G, 1999, 'Apocalypse Next? Will Asia Become the Next Arena For Great Power Conflict?', in Asia-Australia Papers

Austin G, 1997, 'The Taiwan Issue in Japanese Domestic Politics', in Austin, G.(ed.)

Austin G, 1997, 'Economic rivalry and security linkages in US-Japan relations', in Asia-Pacific Security: The Economics–Politics Nexus, Allen & Unwin

Austin G; Terada T; Zhang DD; Ryan D, 1996, 'Japan and China in the Asia Pacific region : the Southeast Asia dimension', in Japan and China in the Asia Pacific region : the Southeast Asia dimension, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. v - p.

Austin G; Callan T, 1996, 'Russia: Terrier at the Feet of the Great Asian Powers', in The Asia-Pacific Region: Less Uncertainties, New Opportunities, St Martins Press New York

Austin G, 1995, 'Russian Influences and Mutual Insecurity, St Martins, New York NY, 1995, pp 103-130', in China as a Great Power–Myths, Realities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region, St Martin's Press, pp. 103 - 130

Austin G, 1994, 'Strategic Intelligence: Sources', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre

Austin G, 1994, 'Improving Australia’s Economic Intelligence', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre, pp. 137 - 146

Austin G, 1992, 'Soviet Perspectives of India’s Developing Security Posture', in India’s Strategic Future–Regional State or Global Power, Macmillan

Journal articles

Austin G; Slay J, 2018, 'Development in Training and Education for Australian Cyber Security', Journal of The Colloquium for Information System Security Education, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 27

Austin GD; Sharikov P, 2017, ''Pre-emption is Victory': Aggravated Strategic Instability in the Nuclear Age', Nonproliferation Review, vol. 23, pp. 691 - 704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10736700.2017.1346834

Austin G, 2014, 'Australia’s Digital Skills for Peace and War', Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, vol. 2, https://telsoc.org/ajtde/2014-12-v2-n4/a68

Austin GD, 2014, 'Managing Asymmetries in Chinese and American Cyber Power', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, pp. 141 - 141, https://www.jstor.org/stable/43773657?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Austin GREG, 2003, 'Unwanted Entanglement: Philippines’ Spratly Policy as a Case of Conflict Enhancement', Security Dialogue, vol. 31, pp. 41 - 54

Betzler D; Austin G, 1997, 'Gulfs in Sino-Japanese Relations: An Evaluation of Japan's Cultural Diplomacy toward China', The Journal of East Asian Affairs, pp. 570 - 613

Austin G, 1997, 'China and Maritime Security', Journal of the Australian Naval Institute

Austin GD, 1995, 'Strategic Implications of China’s Public Order Crisis', Survival, vol. Summer 1995, pp. 7 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396339508442787

Reports

Austin GD; McConnell B; Neutze J, 2015, Promoting International Cyber Norms: A New Advocacy Forum, EastWest Institute, New York/Brussels/Moscow, EastWest Institute, http://www.eastwest.ngo/sites/default/files/BGCyberNorms.pdf

Gaycken S; Austin G, 2014, Resetting the System: Why Highly Secure Computing Should Be the Priority of Cybersecurity Policies, EastWest Institute, New York, https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/175722/Resetting%20the%20System.pdf

Austin G; Cappon E; McConnell BW; Kostyuk N, 2014, A Measure of Restraint in Cyberspace: Reducing Risk to Civilian Nuclear Assets, EastWest Institute, New York

Austin G, 2014, Australian Defence Policy in the Information Age

Austin G; Gady F, 2012, Cyber Detente between the United States and China

Gady F; Austin G, 2010, Russia, the United States, and Cyber Diplomacy, New York City: EastWest Institute

Bochkarev D; Austin G, 2007, Energy sovereignty and security: restoring confidence in a cooperative international system, EastWest Institute

Austin G; Saradzhyan S; Procak J, 2007, New Russia, new ally: a bilateral security agenda beyond 2008, EastWest Institute

Austin G; Sabadia A, 2007, PROTECT! Civilians and Civil Rights in Counter-Terrorist Operations

Austin G, 2007, PROTECT! BUILD A GLOBAL NETWORK TO COMBAT TERRORISTS

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