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With Ambassador Swindells

On October 8, 2002, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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A picture with the U.S. Ambassador to NZ taken during my recent trip. I found both the Ambassador and his staff to be extremely professional to deal with.

Helicopter in New Zealand

On October 8, 2002, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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This picture was taken while I was in New Zealand. After flying through a valley and along a river, the pilot set us down on top of the highest peak in the area.

NZ juicy target for terrorism – expert

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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New Zealand is a juicy target for terrorism despite being far from the world’s troublespots, a visiting American security adviser warns. Matthew Devost, a cyber-terrorism expert and chief executive of the Virginia-based Terrorism Research Centre, is being sponsored by the United States State Department to brief New Zealand organisations on the danger posed by terrorism.

NZ called terror target

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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New Zealand could be an attractive target for terrorists, a visiting American security adviser warns. Matthew Devost, a cyber terrorism expert and chief executive of the Virginia-based Terrorism Research Center, is in New Zealand on a United States’ State Department-sponsored tour to educate Kiwis about the potential for terrorist strikes in this country.

Weapons of E-Destruction

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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Where does criminal hacking end and cyber-terrorism begin? There’s no clear delineation, says Matthew Devost, the founding director of a United States-based think-tank called the Terrorism Research Centre. Devost was in Australia last week as a guest of the US State Department and found time to brief groups such as the Australian Federal Police on […]

U.S. Expert Warns Australia

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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A US expert on terrorism reinforced warnings today that Australia should be on the alert for a terrorist attack saying it is vulnerable as a part of the global economy. Matthew Devost, the president of the US-based Terrorism Research Centre, said it was more attractive to terrorists to act against the US, however attacks could […]

US expert warns ‘cyber-terrorism’ an emerging threat to Australia

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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Cyber-terrorism has been identified as an emerging threat by a US terrorism expert visiting Australia. Speaking on Channel Seven, Matthew Devost from the Terrorism Research Centre in the United States defined cyber-terrorism as a sustained attack on critical infrastructure, such as telecommunications or financial infrastructures.

Australia ‘should be on alert’

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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A US expert on terrorism reinforced warnings on Sunday that Australia should be on the alert for a terrorist attack saying it is vulnerable as a part of the global economy. The president of the US-based Terrorism Research Centre Matthew Devost said it was more attractive to terrorists to act against the United States but […]

Expert warns of ‘cyberterror’ threat

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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At least 100 nation-states are investigating waging war by computer – so-called “cyberterrorism”, the United States believes. That is the Central Intelligence Agency’s estimate of organisations “looking at or actively developing information warfare capabilities”, according to an American expert. “It’s definitely an emerging threat,” said Matthew Devost, director of a private consulting firm whose clients […]

Cyber-terrorism still a threat

On October 8, 2002, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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Corporate and government computer users should not relax their guard just yet, with terrorist groups still suspected to be plotting cyber attacks a year after September 11.

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