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Defence Connect Podcast Network

The Defence Connect Podcast Network hosts a unique series of podcasts, featuring discussions with key enablers from across the Australian defence industry. The podcasts provide the perfect blend of business intelligence and insights from a range of guests, which include government officials, ADF personnel, industry stakeholders, and members of the academic community. By aligning ourselves with the ADF and the Commonwealth government, we are uniquely placed to deliver a dynamic 360° platform that bridges the gap between the customer (Defence) and industry. We split our focus not just into the traditional sectors of Land (Army), Air (Air Force) and Sea (Navy), but into the six new Capability Streams: - Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare and Cyber - Key Enablers - Air and Sea Lift - Maritime and Anti-Submarine Warfare - Strike and Air Combat - Land Combat and Amphibious Warfare As Defence moves to ensure the Force Structure Review and the First Principles Review: Creating One Defence plans are met, Australian industry involvement is critical for mission success. The Defence Connect Podcast Network will provide you and your business with valuable lessons, tips and insights into the industry, putting your company in the best position to take part in the increased Defence spending. We’ll cover every aspect of doing business in the defence industry, from the tender process to recruitment, success stories, access points to Defence, smart business strategies, and geopolitical insights. Subscribe to the Defence Connect network and be part of this exciting and innovative industry.

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Delivering Black Hawk in record time and setting the record straight on Army’s Aviation evolution
In this edition of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by Lieutenant Colonel Meng Wang of Aviation Command, who led the capability management team of the multi-billion-dollar project to transform the Army Aviation capability. The pair begin the discussion focusing on the Army’s need for a seamless and high-speed acquisition of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to replace the troubled fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters. They also discuss:  The Army’s emphasis on building and operating a fleet of reliable, interoperable airlift helicopters that will enjoy continued support, maintenance, and upgrade pathways out to the middle of the century and potentially beyond.  Navigating the US defence bureaucracy and the foreign military sales ecosystem to provide a capability that delivers a value for money proposition and true capability outcomes for the Australian Defence Force. LTCOL Wang’s career in the Army, beginning as an aviation engineer responsible for supporting the operation of the Army Chinook fleet, and the consolidation and commonality of Army’s aviation platforms around the country to deliver enhanced capability. Enjoy the podcast,  The Defence Connect team
27:18 5/16/24
Life after Parliament and the changing geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with Scott Morrison
In this exclusive episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, senior journalist Robert Dougherty is joined by former prime minister and treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison. The pair discuss: Morrison’s departure from politics and plans for the future, his new role as non-executive vice-chairman at American Global Strategies, and as adviser with venture capital firm DYNE. A recent visit to South Korea, Australia’s relationships in the Indo-Pacific as well as speculation surrounding defence companies Hanwha and Austal. About a modern, grey-zone Cold War between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Australia’s increasingly complex relationship with the People’s Republic of China and a recent incident between a PLA fighter jet and a Royal Australian Navy helicopter. The empowerment of Australia’s closest neighbourhood partnerships with Nauru and the Solomon Islands, and maintaining the Indo-Pacific status quo. Australian involvement in, and the behind-the-scenes formation of, the AUKUS trilateral partnership, its original intent and vision. The US presidential election and possible re-election of Donald Trump. The accomplishments and downfalls of Morrison’s career in politics and during his time as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. Morrison’s own experiences with Australian Defence Force equipment such as F-35 stealth aircraft, Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles and a personal favourite – the Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
43:12 5/9/24
CYBER UNCUT: What advertisers and business leaders can learn from information warfare campaigns
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, hosts Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson, Phil Tarrant and Liam Garman unpack what advertisers and business leaders can learn from military information warfare campaigns and just how many similarities these fields share. They begin the podcast by looking at the history of influence on the battlefield and how business leaders today seek to harness influence through social and traditional media to proliferate their messaging.  The trio then look at core lessons from the Russian campaign during the 2016 presidential election in the US – and how Russia’s market segmentation delivers interesting lessons for modern advertisers. The podcast wraps up with an analysis of how branding and narrative can capture the imaginations of a target audience.  Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
52:22 5/6/24
Private capital key to driving SME growth, with Mark Stevens
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Liam Garman is joined by Mark Stevens to discuss the recently launched Periscope Capital Partners, and how the $1 billion fund will drive growth in local defence technology and innovation. The pair begin by unpacking how access to private capital will foster growth in Australia’s sovereign defence industry, supporting supply chain resilience and delivering local economic growth. Stevens then explains how the veteran-led team is personally motivated to ensure that the Australian Defence Force can leverage world-leading defence technology, detailing how Australia’s defence SMEs can access private capital to grow their businesses. They wrap-up the podcast examining how private capital can deliver much needed funds to defence SMEs amid Commonwealth funding uncertainty. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
45:33 5/2/24
CYBER UNCUT: Social media giants under fire – Biden v TikTok, Grant v X
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Liam Garman and David Hollingworth unpack how the US and Australian governments are holding social media giants responsible for their content and data safety. The pair begin by discussing revelations that Congress is looking to force ByteDance to sell TikTok in the United States to an approved third party or face being shut down. They then discuss how Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety commissioner, is challenging X for hosting videos of the Wakeley stabbing attack and their rocky history. The podcast wraps up by analysing the recent OracleCMS hack.  Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
21:43 4/29/24
Putting veteran families first, with the Family of Veterans Guild's Renee Wilson
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Renee Wilson joins host Phil Tarrant to announce the rebrand of War Widows NSW to the Families of Veterans Guild, and how the organisation has a renewed mission to support all veteran family members.  The podcast begins detailing the reason behind the rebrand and how the organisation will support all family members of veterans who have quietly served. Wilson then outlines the history of War Widows NSW and how the newly rebranded Families of Veterans Guild is rising to the challenge to fill the gaps between existing veteran organisations, including providing support to family members of veterans who may not meet the stringent eligibility criteria of current groups. The pair then unpack how the Families of Veterans Guild will work alongside other veteran organisations to help serve former ADF members and their families. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
42:46 4/25/24
SPOTLIGHT: Mission engineering – a missing piece of the capability puzzle, with Downer’s Rachel Hatton and Nathan Rickard
Have you picked up on the rising swell of interest in mission engineering? In this episode, Rachel Hatton, Downer Professional Services’ Head of Mission Engineering, and Nathan Rickard, Technical Director, join Liam Garman to help demystify mission engineering, explaining why it has become a hot topic and what industry need to know. The trio begin the podcast unpacking how making projects and platforms “king” in the capability life cycle has resulted in a force that isn’t fit for purpose in the new strategic context, suggesting a paradigm shift that prioritises evidence-based decision making and a “top-down” approach. Hatton and Rickard explain the what, how, and why of mission engineering and its critical role in delivering capability at speed and on budget while ensuring that Defence is building the right things to enable key mission outcomes. The team talk about mission engineering’s evolution within the US Department of Defense and wraps up with an analysis of how mission engineering will be pivotal to delivering the strategic imperatives outlined in the Defence Strategic Review. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
36:59 4/18/24
SPOTLIGHT: Introducing the Australian Digital Defence Industry Matrix, with BenchOn’s Tim Walmsley
In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Tim Walmsley, founder and CEO of BenchOn, joins host Liam Garman to officially launch the Australian Digital Defence Industry Matrix – an AI-powered platform that connects suppliers with the requirements of project teams from right across Defence industry.  The pair begin the podcast discussing how the Defence Strategic Review and Defence Industry Development Strategy changed the landscape of defence industry, making it easier for overseas companies to compete with Australian suppliers for Defence projects. Walmsley then unveils the Australian Digital Defence Industry Matrix (ADDIM) as a solution – a platform that connects suppliers and contractors to smooth the peaks and troughs of defence contracting to help Australian businesses compete across Australian and AUKUS supply chains. Launching this week, Walmsley then discusses how thousands of Australian small-to-medium sized enterprises have already joined the platform to leverage the benefits of interconnectivity. The pair wrap up the podcast looking at how ADDIM will support defence businesses and improve the resiliency of Australian supply chains. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
33:05 4/17/24
CYBER UNCUT: Using Australian cyber regulation as a global blueprint for tackling crime, with Rapid7’s Sabeen Malik
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Sabeen Malik, vice-president of global government affairs and public policy at Rapid7, joins Liam Garman to discuss the changing nature of global tech policy – applauding Australia’s stringent cyber security legislation. The pair begin the podcast by discussing Malik’s time developing tech policy within the Obama administration and how there is a hesitancy among policymakers to acknowledge the nefarious application of popular new technologies. Malik then applauds Australia as a world leader in cyber security and recommends that Australia could strengthen its frameworks yet further with privacy regulations that make cyber personally relevant to all individuals and organisations. They then discuss the necessity of public-private partnerships for cyber security, given the expertise of the private sector. The podcast wraps up with some tips for businesses to get ahead of the curb and prepare for future regulations in the sector, including developing bespoke processes based on unique risk profiles. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
53:00 4/15/24
CYBER UNCUT: A pipeline between Australia’s national security agencies and the cyber industry
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson unpack building a nexus between academia, business and our national security organisations to build a stronger domestic cyber security industry. MAJGEN (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson begins the podcast by discussing his experience setting up the Australian Defence Force’s initial cyber and information warfare capabilities and discusses creating a pathway into the cyber security industry to foster public-private innovation. The pair then unpack the challenges in creating a nexus between academia, industry and national security with the risk of foreign interference on university campuses. Tarrant and Thompson then discuss the Change Healthcare hack and the operating model of politically and financially motivated criminal gangs. The podcast wraps up by analysing the benefits of the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act and the Australian Digital ID legislation and how governments can improve legislation yet further. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
42:43 4/12/24
CYBER UNCUT: Targeting modern industrial control systems, with Ben Miller, CISO at Dragos
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Ben Miller, chief information security officer at Dragos, joins host Liam Garman to unpack the increasing number of ransomware attacks directed towards industrial organisations and how OT/ICS operators can better protect their assets. The pair begin by unpacking how threat groups have adapted their TTPs to attack modern industrial organisations and how ransomware attacks on manufacturers continue to disrupt global supply chains. Miller then details how OT/ICS operators can strengthen their cyber security posture and how the industry can better collaborate to enhance cyber resilience. The podcast wraps up by unpacking how Dragos enhances the threat detection and response strategies of industrial operators and what the future of OT cyber security looks like. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
37:19 4/8/24
SPOTLIGHT: What does sovereignty mean in a post-DIDS industry? With Stephen Kowal, CEO of Atturra
In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Stephen Kowal, chief executive officer of Atturra, joins host Liam Garman to unpack how Atturra is building a uniquely sovereign workforce to deliver for Defence – and deliver some top tips for SMEs in the defence industry. The pair commence unpacking the importance of sovereignty given Australia’s geographic isolation, and what the Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) means for Australian industrial capability. Kowal then unpacks the workforce constraints facing the defence industry, and what initiatives Atturra employs to get the most from their workforce. The podcast wraps up with some top tips for SMEs navigating this journey, and how Atturra will continue delivering for Defence. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
35:49 4/5/24
CYBER UNCUT: Insights direct from the cyber battlefield, with Raj Samani, SVP and chief scientist at Rapid7
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Raj Samani, senior vice-president and chief scientist at Rapid7, joins host Liam Garman to provide intelligence direct from the cyber security battlefield. The pair begin the podcast by discussing the links between leading threat groups and rogue states, detailing their TTPs and operating models. Samani then unpacks recent findings from North Korea’s Kimsuky threat group, lifting the veil on how such threat actors target companies and how Rapid7 works with governments and businesses to keep them safe online. The podcast wraps up by examining emerging TTP trends and how businesses can build effective systems and processes to monitor their organisation’s attack surface. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
42:58 4/3/24
Developing Army’s hand-to-hand combatives program, with Paul Cale
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Liam Garman is joined by Paul Cale, the Australian Army’s subject matter expert for the Army Combatives Program (ACP), to unpack how Cale developed ACP and the importance of combatives in modern close-quarters combat. The pair begin the podcast unpacking the origins of ACP and how Cale drew from his experiences in Afghanistan as a member of 2 Commando and a career in martial arts to develop the Army Combatives Program. Cale then unpacks the ACP core principles and theory, and how they are universal across close-quarters fighting. The podcast wraps up looking at how Army can enhance the delivery of ACP, including encouraging the art of hand-to-hand combatives in the military through the introduction of combatives master trainers. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
40:01 3/28/24
Aussie innovation supporting navies around the world, with Jeffrey Hawkins, Pivot Maritime International
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by Jeffrey Hawkins, managing director of Pivot Maritime International, to discuss the role of innovation in Australia’s modern defence industry. The pair discuss: The history of Pivot Maritime International and what sets the Tasmanian company apart from competitors to see the company emerge as one of the nation’s great unsung defence industry innovators. Hawkins’ experience and what it takes – skills and mindset – to build an innovative business culture and what he believes sets Pivot apart from other companies. What is next for Hawkins and Pivot as the company continues to focus on innovation and delivering for Australia’s defence capability. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
32:24 3/21/24
CYBER UNCUT: Swifties become victims of credential stuffing campaign, while the risk of AI keeps growing
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson unpack how foreign actors are targeting persons of interest on social media and how Australians are falling victim to unsophisticated credential stuffing campaigns. Like all news over recent months, the podcast begins talking about Taylor Swift – and how regular Australians became victims of credential stuffing campaigns on a popular ticketing website. The podcast continues with a look into pop culture deepfakes and how artificial intelligence (AI) poses a risk to geopolitical stability. The pair wrap up the podcast by looking into ASIO’s Annual Threat Assessment and how foreign actors have targeted people of interest online, before analysing some of the world’s most high-profile recent data breaches. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Uncut team
35:01 3/18/24
Commercialisation essential to the success of space and defence industry, with Brian Lim
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Robert Dougherty is joined by Brian Lim, Australian space industry insider and the CEO and founder of Dandelions. The pair discuss: Lim’s previous career in the Singaporean Army and how the island-trading nation’s geostrategic situation has changed in the last 20 years, plus its evolving relationship with the rising power of China. The growing relationship between Australia and Singapore and the opportunities for collaboration and partnership to support Australian deployments in the south-east Asian region. Lim’s history in engaging with Silicon Valley as a space-tech entrepreneur during his time in the United States and the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital and build cutting-edge businesses. The need for greater government support for Australia’s space industry following a quick break out of the block and the breakdown of how revenue is generated in Australia’s space industry. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
35:54 3/14/24
CYBER UNCUT: Wisdom from the cyber security battlefield, with CrowdStrike’s Mark Goudie
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Mark Goudie, director of CrowdStrike Services, joins host Liam Garman to provide insight into the most prolific threats and vulnerabilities facing Australian businesses and how they can immediately take action to defend themselves. The podcast begins by examining critical findings from CrowdStrike’s Global Threat Report before detailing the top things Australian businesses must do to protect their assets.  Goudie and Garman then outline the roles and responsibilities of different departments across a business in the event of a breach – from IT to legal and investor relations.  The pair wrap up the podcast by discussing how businesses can wargame an attack, before addressing common misconceptions in the cyber security industry.  Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Daily team 
51:12 3/11/24
Firebrand topics on Ukraine, Israel, and Australian conscription, with Corporal Matthew ‘Willy’ Williams OAM
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, senior journalist Robert Dougherty is joined by returning guest, Australian Army Corporal (Ret’d) and Afghan veteran Matthew “Willy” Williams OAM, to discuss the fall of Avdiivka in Ukraine, the ongoing conflict in Gaza, and the emerging discussion around conscription in Australia.  Corporal Williams was deployed as a private to Afghanistan with the Australian Army and left as a corporal in 2020, undertaking a radical career change to operate the 167,000-subscriber “Willy OAM” independent journalism YouTube channel. He now acts as a travelling civilian conflict reporter following a terminal brain cancer diagnosis on his 22nd birthday and after being awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List. The pair discuss the recent withdrawal of Ukrainian armed forces from Avdiivka and the changing landscape of the battlefield in Ukraine. They then discuss the controversial topic of war crimes in the conflict, as well as tackling issues regarding the donation of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters and M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine. They also discuss Williams’ travels on the ground in Israel following the October attacks last year and use of drones in the conflict. Finally, the pair discuss the public discourse around the possible conscription in Australia and the comparative effectiveness of called-up troops in Ukraine. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
71:15 3/7/24
Unpacking the surface combatant review with the Honourable Kim Beazley AC
In this special Defence Connect Podcast, hosts Liam Garman and Steve Kuper unpack the findings of the government’s independent analysis of the Navy’s surface combatant fleet with former defence minister and ambassador to the US, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC. The trio begin by discussing the background and logic behind the review and how they shaped the findings the government ultimately released. They then move on to discuss the government’s commitment to expand the number of surface combatants in the fleet and the emphasis on building out the “Tier 2” fleet alongside innovative capabilities, including autonomy. Finally, the trio discuss the balancing act required to deliver this ambitious plan and Australia’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
26:12 3/1/24
WA ready, willing and able to support defence industry opportunities – Paul Papalia CSC MLA, Minister for Defence Industry and Veterans Issues
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by WA Minister for Defence Industry and Veterans Issues, Paul Papalia CSC, MLA, to discuss the West Australian government’s ambitious plans to help build the state’s defence industry. The pair discuss the opportunities presented by the trilateral AUKUS agreement and Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines will provide for WA defence industry businesses. The pair also discuss the growing interconnectivity and engagement of the WA government with our international AUKUS partners and the important role these industry partners play in supporting the long-term development of the state and nation’s defence industry workforce and defence industrial base. Finally, they then discuss programs like the WA government’s Defence Ready Initiative that are designed to help support the maturity, development and lower the barriers to entry for WA’s defence industry. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
17:31 2/22/24
Unpacking the independent analysis into Navy’s surface combatant fleet
In this special episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Liam Garman, Steve Kuper, and Rob Dougherty unpack the independent analysis into Navy’s surface combatant fleet – and what the recommendations will mean for the Royal Australian Navy and defence industry. The podcast begins by examining how the recommendations will change the makeup of the Royal Australian Navy, with the introduction of up to 11 new general purpose frigates and the reduction of the Hunter Class program from nine to six. The three then look into how the Royal Australian Navy appears to be grasping the benefits offered by autonomy. They wrap-up the podcast discussing how the growth of Australia’s surface fleet to 26 may create challenges for the Defence workforce. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
27:52 2/21/24
CYBER UNCUT: Crafting your investor and media relations strategy in the event of a data breach
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Liam Garman, David Hollingworth, and Daniel Croft provide critical insights for business leaders on how to craft an investor and media relations strategy in the event of a breach. The trio begin the podcast by discussing the latest news before diving into how cyber breaches require all hands on deck to get a company back to business as usual. Hollingworth and Croft then provide anonymised case studies of investor and media relations strategies that have allowed companies to take control of the narrative. The podcast wraps up with a list of top tips for businesses to get on the front foot in the event of a breach. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Daily team
24:22 2/19/24
Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by Dr David Kershaw, chief science strategic planning and engagement of the Defence Science and Technology Group. The pair begin discussing the evolution of the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and how it is working to help deliver key capability outcomes in line with the Defence Strategic Review. They then move on to the role DSTG plays in bringing together Defence, industry, and academic institutions around the country through organisations like the NSW-based Defence Innovation Network (DIN) to bring together the best and brightest to solve the unique scientific challenges that face the Australian Defence Force. Finally, they discuss the opportunities available to industry and academia to work with DSTG to deliver capability outcomes for the Australian warfighter. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect Team
25:40 2/15/24
Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Julian Hill MP, chair of the Defence subcommittee of the joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade, joins host Steve Kuper to unpack the work of the subcommittee over 2023. The pair begin by discussing the oversight role of parliamentary committees and the valuable work they do working with parliamentary decisionmakers and the public service to represent the interests of constituents.  They also discuss the War Powers legislation currently before the Parliament and the importance of having Parliament involved in the decision-making process, particularly off the back of recent revelations about the lead-up to Australia’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  Finally, the pair discuss the focal points of the Defence Annual Report 2022–23, for which submissions are now open and encouraged.  Enjoy the podcast,    The Defence Connect Team
33:52 2/8/24
CYBER UNCUT: What you need to know about credential stuffing
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson discuss how malicious actors are targeting Australian courts and how Australians can keep themselves safe from the threat of credential stuffing. The pair begin the podcast by unpacking the Commonwealth’s sanctions on the Medibank hacker and how Australian courts have been in the crosshairs of malicious actors. Tarrant and Dr Thompson then unpack the recently leaked package of 26 billion documents, collated from some of the world’s top brands, and how Australians can protect themselves from credential stuffing campaigns. They wrap up by examining the ethics of ransomware payments – even when the clean-up cost is greater than the cost of the ransom. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Daily team
34:26 2/5/24
SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Alastair MacGibbon, chief strategy officer of CyberCX, joins host Steve Kuper to unpack the importance of cyber security in delivering our nation’s most important defence projects – including nuclear-powered submarines. The pair begin the podcast unpacking how cyber security is critical for defending defence supply chains and protecting the equipment used by Australia’s soldiers, sailors, and aviators. MacGibbon and Kuper then discuss how threat actors always target the most vulnerable parts of the supply chain, usually smaller subcontractors, before examining some trends in cyber security. The podcast wraps up with a discussion into the role of cyber security in AUKUS Pillars I and II, and how it is essential for Australian organisations to enhance their cyber security standards as we become the custodians of nuclear technology. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
17:41 2/1/24
CYBER UNCUT: Not all threats are equal – creating a bespoke cyber security strategy, with Edward Farrell and Niru Verma
In this episode of the Cyber Uncut podcast, Mercury ISS’ Edward Farrell and Niru Verma join host Steve Kuper to discuss the latest trends in cyber security and the importance of building a tailor-made security strategy for your business. The trio begin the podcast by unpacking how cyber security underpins all military capabilities, whether on land, at sea, or in the air, before discussing the importance of instituting threat-driven approaches to cyber. Farrell and Verma then unpack the latest trends in cyber security and how businesses should build bespoke cyber security strategies that address the most likely vectors for attack, as opposed to the vulnerabilities that are most in vogue. They then discuss the most concerning threats for businesses, before examining just how easily threat actors can use credential stuffing to break into your organisation’s network. The podcast wraps up by examining Mercury’s philosophy of prevention over response, before discussing what is next on their business horizon. Enjoy the podcast, The Cyber Daily team
15:27 1/29/24
SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Allan Dundas, chief executive officer of DEWC Services, joins host Liam Garman to discuss how the company is helping to revolutionise the Australian Defence Force’s C4ISREW capabilities. Dundas begins the podcast defining why C4ISREW (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare) is critical to enabling the military success of the ADF across all warfighting domains, and how militaries must secure freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum. The pair then unpack how DEWC Services is building this capability within the ADF, employing world-leading engineers, scientists, and academics to train the warfighter. They wrap up the podcast examining how DEWC Services is overcoming Australia’s skilled labour shortages, including how to attract the best talent, and how they are ensuring their current staff can overcome current and future C4ISREW challenges with advanced training programs including their graduate and mentorship programs. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
30:05 1/25/24
SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, host Stephen Kuper is joined by Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall to unpack how the company is delivering efficiency and security in Australia’s defence sector. The trio begin the podcast unpacking the history of Dassault Systèmes and how the company has grown to 24,000 employees over 40 years, providing innovative solutions to allied militaries across the globe. They then examine the company’s model-based system engineering program to de-risk critical projects, accelerate time frames, and create reusable frameworks for future deliverables. The podcast continues by analysing how navies across the globe are grasping onto the concept of modularisation, before examining how the company is collaborating with primes, the supply chain, and academia to drive efficiency and security. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team
22:27 1/18/24

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