Katherine Mansted is a Senior Fellow in the Practice of National Security at the ANU National Security College (NSC).

She is also the Director of Cyber Intelligence at Australia’s largest cyber security company, CyberCX. Katherine regularly briefs government, business, media and public audiences on national security and technology policy issues, including cyber security, disinformation and foreign interference. Her work has been featured in Foreign Affairs, The Australian, Fairfax Media and on the ABC, and she has testified before several parliamentary committees.

Katherine lectures in propaganda and information war at the NSC and has previously lectured in cyber and international relations at Bond University. She is a former fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Before that, Katherine practised law as a commercial solicitor in Sydney, served as a judge’s associate in the High Court of Australia and worked as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government.

Katherine holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Bachelors of Laws / International Relations (Business) from Bond University.

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Government needs to tackle foreign influence “grey zone”

A new report from The Australian National University (ANU) has provided a roadmap for the Government to navigate the “grey…

17 February 2021

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