Katherine Manstead has over a decade of experience as a strategic advisor across government, industry and think tanks. She is the Director, Cyber Intelligence and Public Policy at CyberCX, and a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University's National Security College. Previously, Katherine led the College’s Public Policy team.
Katherine regularly briefs government, business and public audiences on national security and technology policy issues. Katherine is a regular commentator across TV, radio and print media on cyber security, national security and technology issues, and has testified before parliamentary committees including the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Katherine holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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