Cybersecurity Minitrack Organised by Our Global Constellation

Our Global Constellation Organises a Minitrack at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Together with our regional partners Oceania Cybersecurity Centre (OCSC) and the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA), we organised a cybersecurity minitrack at the Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences (HICSS) which took place online on 5 January 2022. The minitrack explored research into very topical and pressing issues of international aspects of cybersecurity across all relevant dimensions, including strategy and policy, law, education, standards, defence, culture and society, technical functions, policies, and international agreements.


We received very strong submissions that were presented in the session. The paper, ‘Simplifying Cyber Security Maturity Models Through National Culture: A Fuzzy Logic Approach’ by Jongkil Jeong, Marthie Grobler and Chamikara M.A.P.,1 develops a model to scope the boundaries of and impact between cybersecurity maturity, national culture, and user login credential strength. The paper presents further research using the CMM by the  GCSCC and the Global Cybersecurity Index by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to optimise the developed model.


Another study, ‘Cybersecurity Maturity in the Pacific Islands – Informing a Regional CERT Framework’ by Anthony Adams, Gillian Oliver, and Carsten Rudolph,2 employs a qualitative interview technique to develop an inductive model for a regional Pacific Islands CERT framework. The research proposed a Pacific Islands regional model based on a network of affiliated national CERTs that operate independently and reflect their respective national interests, while collaborating on matters of shared interest, supported by regional partners providing targeted assistance to build national and regional cybersecurity capability maturity and resilience  .


Also presented, was ‘Cyber risk to Australian democracy: cyber security from an election law perspective’ by Kathleen Beirne, which considers the effects of cyber operations on democratic processes from the normative framework of election law. 

The Minitrack was chaired by Prof. Carsten Rudolph, Director of Research at the Oceania Cyber Security Centre and Associate Professor at Monash University. He was joined by other co-chairs Prof. Enrico Colandro and Prof. Wallace Chigona, directors of the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa, and Dr. Louise Axon representing the GCSCC.


The constellation partners work as regional centres that conduct research into cybersecurity trends to help the world build capacity and prepare for future cybersecurity shocks. Based on the CMM data we have conducted regional-specific research; comparing and mapping out different elements at play in cybersecurity. A full list of GCSCC research can be found on our publications page.