Displaying items by tag: ASPI

The defence industry lobby group, Australian Strategic Policy Institute — which styles itself as an independent, non-partisan think-tank — issued a report critical of on Canberra Data Centres domination of the local government market for a lobby group that was paid by three of CDC's competitors, a report in the Australian Financial Review says.

Published in Data Centres

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released a new report about devolved data centre decisions, reviewing the current situation, the implications and the challenges, with Macquarie Govt's MD, Aidan Tudehope, issuing comment.

Published in Data Centres

The head of the defence lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, believes that bolstering Australia's defence is part of the solution to the current bilateral crisis with China.

Published in Open Sauce

The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute has issued a research paper claiming that state-backed actors are launching more and more online attacks and disinformation campaigns to interfere in foreign elections and referendums.

Published in Security

Had Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies not been banned from tendering for Australia's 5G networks, there is no doubt that local operators — TPG, Vodafone and Optus — would have been among the most advanced 5G operators and competitors would be forced to keep up, the chief corporate affairs officer of the Chinese vendor's local operation claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The only logical conclusion that one can draw from the latest inspired effort from the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute — calling for ISPs to provide a clean Internet — is that the good people at this institute have been smoking some very strong stuff.

Published in Open Sauce

Mystery surrounds the fact that Telstra, one of the Australian corporations most concerned about its mentions in the media, did not notice that its name was mentioned by iTWire as a sponsor of the defence lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute on at least four occasions [1, 2, 3, 4] even though it had ended its sponsorship of the organisation at the end of June 2019.

Published in Open Sauce

The name of Australia's number one telco, Telstra Corporation, has suddenly gone missing from the list of sponsors of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Published in Open Sauce

One good thing about cyber attacks on Australia is the fact that they unearth a large number of highly talented cyber security professionals who have been hiding in the shadows. Given the dearth of talent in this sector, it is indeed a welcome development.

Published in Open Sauce

Social media site Twitter has done what little reputation it has no good by accepting recommendations for deletion of accounts from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, an organisation which claims to be an independent think-tank but in reality is a lobby group for big defence and tech firms.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Government appears to have an abundance of money to waste on useless inquiries driven by partisan reports from organisations that have its seal of approval. This is the only way one can account for an ongoing Senate inquiry into "foreign interference through social media" based solely on a "research" paper from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute that claims elections are fixed by two countries: China and Russia.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a think-tank that claims to be independent and non-partisan but which receives the bulk of its funds from defence firms, has accepted money from the US State Department's Global Engagement Centre to carry out a study on Australian universities that have collaborated on research with institutions in China, leading to questions about the integrity of the study.

Published in Open Sauce

China-bashing has been a popular sport in the Australian media this year, with retired spooks and Australian politicians indulging themselves. The main game appears to be for the spooks to gain influence in determining foreign policy and get the government to allocate more funds for their operations.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Computer Society has not done its reputation much good by sponsoring the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, which claims to be an independent think-tank but in reality is a lobby group for big defence and tech firms, to write a report on "Hacking democracies".

Published in Open Sauce

A report on the security of Internet-of-Things devices made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, published by the hitherto unheard of company Finite State, claims that analysis of 9936 firmware images in 558 different products shows that these devices are less secure than those from other vendors like Juniper and Arista.

Published in Security

The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has gone on the offensive against the lobby group, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, writing to three companies who are sponsors of ASPI and also have relationships with Huawei, accusing the group of biased comments.

Published in Technology Regulation
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