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WO2 Andrew Hetherington
ARMY is creating its own cyber
workforce to contribute to the ADF’s
future cyberspace capability.
From January, Army will have
more than 30 dedicated cyberspace
operators working in different loca-
tions around Australia securing the
ADF’s and Army’s networks and mis-
SO1 Army Cyberspace Operations
Lt-Col Mick Mudie said the creation
of a number of specialist and all-corps
positions for officers and soldiers
were among the first steps in fulfill-
ing the vision being set in the Land
Cyberspace Operations Strategy and
Capability Realisation Plan.
“We are standing up a land cyber-
space operations capability within an
overall joint context,” Lt-Col Mudie
“Army’s cyberspace operations
workforce is an all-corps capability, it
will be formed by regular and reserve
personnel who have the skills, attrib-
utes and aptitude we need.
“Critically, cyberspace operations
require members with strong technical
abilities who are able to translate com-
plex concepts into operational effects
in support of the joint mission.
“Once personnel have been identi-
fied in consultation with the Career
Management Agency, they will be
evaluated for positions and receive tar-
geted cyberspace operations training.”
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Army began to define its cyber-
space capability needs in 2013.
“Back then, Army knew it needed
to put together a capability needs state-
ment and to work towards securing the
cyberspace operating environment,”
Lt-Col Mudie said.
“The 2016 Defence White Paper
articulated the delivery of a cyberspace
workforce to Defence, which has given
us the ability to create our workforce.”
Lt-Col Mudie said Army was not
building its workforce or cyberspace
capabilities from scratch.
“We’re building on a lot of exist-
ing functions, such as targeting, elec-
tronic warfare, information assurance,
network security and current techni-
cal regulatory frameworks to evolve a
land cyberspace operations capability
within units that are working within
the cyber domain already,” he said.
“Army’s capability realisation plan
will bring them all under a common
strategy and architecture, allowing us
to understand the capabilities we can
provide as part of the broader ADF
intelligence fusion and decision mak-
ing enterprise, and then identify any
Lt-Col Mudie said it was important
Army had a cyberspace strategy.
“As all conflicts now have a cyber
dimension, Army cannot operate inde-
pendently from Navy, Air Force or
other members of the Five Eyes com-
munity on exercises or on operations,”
“Effects to and through the cyber
domain can influence operations in the
land, air and sea domains, as a result
Army must also link into industry and
academia, which in many cases are
world leaders in this space.
“Army must also raise our general
understanding of cyberwarfare to
be better aligned with the Five Eyes
A call for nominations has recently
been released, with nominations to be
sent through the Chain of Command,
for 24 selected Army personnel to
begin training for cyber roles in
September at the University of NSW
“They will complete 13 different
subjects, which will cover passive
and active cyber defence operations,”
Lt-Col Mudie said.
“Priority for these courses will go
to personnel who have been identified
as posting into land cyber positions
in 2018 and those personnel who are
suitable to be employed within a land
cyber position from 2018/19.”
Next frontier of warfare
Army is increasing its number of specialists to grow its cyberspace capability
Five of Army’s cyberspace personnel, from back left, Cpl Aaron Williams, WO2 Neil Wood, Lt Ashley Carter,
Pte Davyn Baumann and Cpl Michael Dooley, tested their skills and learnt from other Five Eyes cyber units
during the US-hosted Cyber Flag Exercise in Suffolk, Virginia.
Photo: Maj Paul Lambert
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