TITLE: Cyber-security Policy Development: Low-middle income country perspectives
SPEAKER: Dr William Tibben
LOCATION: Friday 26th May at 2pm in the Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building (https://www.cybersecurity.ox.ac.uk/about-us/how-to-find-the-centre)
ABSTRACT: The challenges that face low-to-middle income countries in cyberspace are arguably different than high-income countries. The potential of the Internet to make available cost-effective technologies to increasing numbers of their citizens, particularly those working to free themselves from poverty, presents unique challenges. How can countries design cyber security policy that recognizes world best practice while balancing the protection of citizens with the freedoms that enable autonomous social and economic development? The presentation outlines two streams of research being undertaken at the University of Wollongong, Australia that address these conflicting requirements.
BIO: William Tibben is currently a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Before joining UOW in 2000, William worked in project management with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and technical training roles throughout South Pacific region. In his PhD William investigated Community Technology Centers in Australia to review public policy measures aimed to overcome the digital divide. His research into procurement policies for accessible ICTs was awarded the Christopher Newell prize for Telecommunications and Disability in 2013. His research interest in policy and development has segued into cyber security policy research in low to middle income countries.. He teaches in the Information Systems discipline at UOW in project management, corporate networking, ethics and corporate social responsibility. William is a member of the IEEE and SMPTE.