Greg Austin

Professor of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy
Professor

Dr Austin is a Professor in the University of New South Wales (Canberra).  He concurrently serves as Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, where he leads the program on Cyber, Space and Future Conflict.  He is a member 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 is co-founder of the Social Cyber Institute.  

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
  • two additional edited volumes on cyber security policies (national cyber emergencies and cyber security education)  
  • co-editor of an 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. Singapore 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, and head of the Program on Cyber, Space and Future Conflict at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Books
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Austin G; Tabansky L; Knight GS; Leblanc S; Sharma M; Tikk E; Dufour C; Newberry T; Azafrani R; Ahmad A; DeSouza K; Devendorf E; Shuck M; Perkins T; Leblanc S; Chen JQ; Curry J; Alatalu S; Waters G, 2020, National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence, Austin G, (ed.), Routledge, Abbingdon, https://www.routledge.com/National-Cyber-Emergencies-The-Return-to-Civil-Defence-1st-Edition/Austin/p/book/9780367360344
2020
Austin GD, 2018, Cybersecurity in China: The Next Wave, Springer, New York
2018
Austin G, 2014, Cyber Policy in China, John Wiley & Sons
2014
Austin G; Harris S, 2001, Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and Military Power in the Asian Century, C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
2001
Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia, I.B.Tauris
2000
Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, Red star east : the armed forces of Russia in Asia, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, N.S.W.
2000
Austin G, 1998, China's Ocean Frontier: International Law, Military Force and National Development, Allen & Unwin
1998
Book Chapters
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Austin G; Sharma M, 2020, 'From Cyber Resilience to Civil Defence: contested concepts, elusive goals', in Austin G (ed.), National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence, Routledge, Abbingdon, pp. 10 - 30, https://www.routledge.com/National-Cyber-Emergencies-The-Return-to-Civil-Defence-1st-Edition/Austin/p/book/9780367360344
2020
Austin G, 2020, 'US Policy: From Cyber Incidents to National Emergencies', in National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 31 - 59, https://www.routledge.com/National-Cyber-Emergencies-The-Return-to-Civil-Defence-1st-Edition/Austin/p/book/9780367360344
2020
Austin G; Withers G, 2020, 'Creating Social Cyber Value as the Broader Goal', in Cyber-Security Education Principles and Policies, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 99 - 118, https://www.routledge.com/Cyber-Security-Education-Principles-and-Policies/Austin/p/book/9780367421915
2020
Austin G; Lu W, 2020, 'Five years of cyber security education reform in China', in Cyber-Security Education Principles and Policies, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 173 - 193, https://www.routledge.com/Cyber-Security-Education-Principles-and-Policies/Austin/p/book/9780367421915
2020
Austin G, 2020, 'Twelve dilemmas of reform in cyber security education', in Cyber-Security Education Principles and Policies, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 208 - 221, https://www.routledge.com/Cyber-Security-Education-Principles-and-Policies/Austin/p/book/9780367421915
2020
Austin GD, 2019, 'Opportunity, Threat and Dependency in the Social Infosphere', in Cornish P (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, Oxford University Press, Oxford
2019
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
2018
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
Austin G, 2015, 'China’s Security in the Information Age', in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security, Routledge, pp. 355 - 355
2015
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
2004
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
2004
Austin G, 2003, 'A new engine for pragmatism in the international security order?', in China: New Engine of World Growth, pp. 458
2003
Yongjin Z; Austin G, 2001, 'China and the Responsibility of Power', in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy, pp. 5
2001
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
2001
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
2001
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
2000
Austin G, 1999, 'Apocalypse Next? Will Asia Become the Next Arena For Great Power Conflict?', in Asia-Australia Papers
1999
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
1999
Austin G, 1997, 'The Taiwan Issue in Japanese Domestic Politics', in Austin, G.(ed.)
1997
Austin G, 1997, 'Economic rivalry and security linkages in US-Japan relations', in Asia-Pacific Security: The Economics–Politics Nexus, Allen & Unwin
1997
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.
1996
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
1996
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
1995
Austin G, 1994, 'Strategic Intelligence: Sources', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre
1994
Austin G, 1994, 'Improving Australia’s Economic Intelligence', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre, pp. 137 - 146
1994
Austin G, 1992, 'Soviet Perspectives of India’s Developing Security Posture', in India’s Strategic Future–Regional State or Global Power, Macmillan
1992
Edited Books
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Austin G, (ed.), 2020, Cyber Security Education: Principles and Policies, Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/Cyber-Security-Education-Principles-and-Policies/Austin/p/book/9780367421915
2020
Austin G; Zhang Y , (ed.), 2014, Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy, ANU E Press
2014
Schellekens Gaffe MA; Austin G, (ed.), 2007, Energy and conflict prevention, Madariaga European Foundation, Brussels, https://www.eastwest.ngo/idea/energy-and-conflict-prevention
2007
Austin G, (ed.), 1997, Missile Diplomacy and Taiwan's Future: Innovations in Politics and Military Power, Australian National University, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, http://sdsc.bellschool.anu.edu.au/experts-publications/publications/3129/missile-diplomacy-and-taiwans-future-innovations-politics-and
1997
Journal articles
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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, https://cisse.info/journal/index.php/cisse/article/download/80/CISSE_v05_i02_p04.pdf
2018
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
2017
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
2014
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
2014
Austin GREG, 2003, 'Unwanted Entanglement: Philippines’ Spratly Policy as a Case of Conflict Enhancement', Security Dialogue, vol. 31, pp. 41 - 54
2003
Austin G, 1997, 'China and Maritime Security', Journal of the Australian Naval Institute
1997
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
1997
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
1995
Reports
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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
2015
Austin G, 2014, Australian Defence Policy in the Information Age
2014
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
2014
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
2014
Austin G; Gady F, 2012, Cyber Detente between the United States and China
2012
Gady F; Austin G, 2010, Russia, the United States, and Cyber Diplomacy, New York City: EastWest Institute
2010
Austin G, 2007, PROTECT! BUILD A GLOBAL NETWORK TO COMBAT TERRORISTS
2007
Austin G; Sabadia A, 2007, PROTECT! Civilians and Civil Rights in Counter-Terrorist Operations
2007
Bochkarev D; Austin G, 2007, Energy sovereignty and security: restoring confidence in a cooperative international system, EastWest Institute
2007
Austin G; Saradzhyan S; Procak J, 2007, New Russia, new ally: a bilateral security agenda beyond 2008, EastWest Institute
2007
Plesch D; Austin G; Grant F; Sullivan S, 2006, Bio-energy and CAP Reform: The Gains to Europe and Africa
2006
Austin G; Twigg S, 2005, The next attack : 'know your enemy and know yourself', Foreign Policy Centre, London
2005
Plesch D; Austin G; Grant F, 2005, Britain’s Energy Future: Securing the ‘Home Front’
2005
Austin G; Berry K; Foreign Policy Centre (London England) , 2005, A new grand bargain for peace : towards a reformation in international security law, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2005
Schaefer S; Austin G; Parker K; Twigg S, 2005, Turks in Europe : why are we afraid?, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2005
Austin G; Foreign Policy Centre (London England) , 2005, The 1989 China arms ban : putting Europe's position to Congress, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2005
Austin G; Parker K, 2005, The Mono-cultural Delusion: Turkey and Migration Politics
2005
Austin G; Foreign Policy Centre (London England) , 2004, Political change in Russia : implications for Britain, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2004
Austin G; Great Britain. Department for International Development. ; University of Bradford. ; Channel Research Ltd. ; Performance Assessment Resource Centre. , 2004, Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : synthesis report, Department for International Development, London
2004
Austin G; Chalmers M; Great Britain. Department for International Development. ; University of Bradford. ; Channel Research Ltd. ; Performance Assessment Resource Centre. , 2004, Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : portfolio review, Department for International Development, London
2004
Austin G; Bergne P, 2004, Evaluation of the UK Conflict Prevention Pools: Russia and FSU Case Study
2004
Austin G; Koppelman B; Foreign Policy Centre (London England) , 2004, Darfur and genocide : mechanisms for rapid response, an end to impunity, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2004
2003,  Taiwan Strait: The Risk of War
2003
Austin G; Kranock T; Oommen T, 2003, God and War: an Audit and Exploration
2003
2003,  Taiwan Strait: What’s Left of ‘One China’
2003
2003,  Taiwan Strait: The Path to Peace
2003
Austin G, 2002, The China Periphery: The New US Challenge and Beijing’s Response
2002
Austin G, 2002, European Union Policy Responses to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, EIAS
2002
Austin G, 2001, Taliban and Religious Extremism in South Asia
2001
Austin G, 2001, Great Power and Geo-Strategic Roles in South and Central Asia, Conflict Prevention Network, Stiftung fur Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
2001
Austin G, 1996, Japan and China in the Asia Pacific Region: The Southeast Asia Dimension, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University
1996
Austin G; Harris S; Kerr P; Mack A, 1995, China-Japan Relations 1995-2005
1995
Theses / Dissertations
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Austin GD; ANU Digital Theses. ; Australian National University. , 1994, The sources of military doctrine - a lesson from the Cold War, THES, http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9445
1994
Austin G, 1985, Island Claims of the People's Republic of China, THES
1985
Working Papers
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Austin G, 2019, Civil Defence Gaps under Cyber Blitzkrieg, UNSW Canberra Research Group on Cyber War and Peace, http://dx.doi.org, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/unsw-canberra-cyber/sites/accs/files/uploads/Cyber%20blitzkrieg%207%20Feb%202019%20CONF%20VERSION.pdf
2019
Austin G, 2017, Human Capital for Cyber Security: The Australian Case, Australian centre for Cyber Security, Canberra, ACCS Discussion Paper #2, http://dx.doi.orghttps://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/australian-centre-for-cyber-security/sites/accs/files/uploads/Briefing%20Paper%232.pdf
2017
Austin GD, 2016, Australia Rearmed! Future Needs for Cyber-Enabled Warfare, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, ACCS Discussion Paper, 1, http://dx.doi.org
2016
Austin GD; Slay J, 2016, Australia's Response to Advanced Technology Threats: An Agenda for the Next Government, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australian Centre for Cyber Cyber Security Discussion Paper, 3, http://dx.doi.orghttps://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/australian-centre-for-cyber-security/sites/accs/files/uploads/ADVANCED%20TECHNOLOGY%20THREATS%20AND%20AUSTRALIA%2030%20May%202106mediaversion.pdf
2016
Austin G, 2016, Mapping and Evaluating China's Cyber Power:, Lau China Institute King's College London, London, http://dx.doi.org
2016
Austin GD, 2015, China's Cyber Espionage: The National Security Distinction and U.S. Diplomacy, http://dx.doi.orghttp://www.chinausfocus.com/peace-security/what-the-us-gets-wrong-about-chinese-cyberespionage/
2015
Austin G; Australian National University. Dept. of International Relations. , 1994, China's public order crisis and its strategic implications, Dept. of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, http://dx.doi.org
1994
Other
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Austin GD, 2014, Australia's Digital Skills for Peace and War, http://telsoc.org/ajtde/2014-12-v2-n4/a68
2014
Austin G; Bergne P; Great Britain. Department for International Development. ; University of Bradford. ; Channel Research Ltd. ; Performance Assessment Resource Centre. , 2004, Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : Russia and the former Soviet Union, Department for International Development, London
2004
Austin G, 2000, China's security: The new roles of the military, CONTEMPORARY CHINA CENTRE RESEARCH SCH PACIFIC STUDIES, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, GPO BOX 4, CANBERRA, 2601, AUSTRALIA
2000
Austin G, 1997, The role of the Chinese military in national security policymaking-Swaine, MD, CONTEMPORARY CHINA CENTRE RESEARCH SCH PACIFIC STUDIES, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, GPO BOX 4, CANBERRA 2601, AUSTRALIA
1997
  • Russia, China, United States, Europe, NATO security policy
  • Cyber security
  • Terrorism and religious extremism