Applying First Nations Philosophy to Cyber Security Strategies
The security industry needs the diversity of thought so that better tackle the threats that are coming our way. First Nations knowledge can be harnessed in cyber security to create a robust, defendable, executable strategy. Ethical and moral guidance, the value of relationships, and adaptability are all skills that First Nations peoples can bring to the table.
In this talk I will discuss how First Nations perspectives on ethical and moral guidelines can help cyber professionals as cyber security is such a new industry. I will then explain how autonomous regard also referred to as value of relationships would be advantageous in advancing partnerships between clients and companies. The adaptability of First Nations people will be discussed with linkage to the improvement of cyber security strategies. Case studies include Australia’s relationship with the Pacific Islands and the Regional Force Surveillance Units as a part of the Australian Defence Force. Finally, to provide some key practical points for consideration, I will explain how the changemakers in the room can foster and retain First Nations talent!
The audience will have an understanding of why diversity of thought is important and how changemakers can make a difference in the industry by taking social, political, and economical barriers into account.
Jasmine Woolley is employed as a Business Analyst at IBM. In 2021, she was one of twenty Australian women chosen by Project Friedman to receive professional public speaking training and speak at a cyber security conference. The Project is sponsored by ASD and WomenSpeakCyber.
She is currently completing a Master of National Security Policy Studies and is the inaugural recipient of the National Intelligence Community Scholarship for Women. The scholarship recognises Jasmine as a standout leader in security with a diverse background and skillset.