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Karly Winkler

Karly is the Deputy Director of International Cyber Policy Centre, at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Her focus areas are on supporting Australian government cyber policy development, emerging and critical technologies, and cyber threat landscape facing Australia and the IndoPacific region.

Prior to joining ASPI Karly spent over 20 years working in technical and leadership roles across cyber security, cryptography, data science and engineering within the Australian Department of Defence. As a subject matter expert, she has written strategies and provided advice and assistance to the national security community, government and Australian Defence Forces on encryption, cyber vulnerabilities, data and AI technologies, including AI security and adversarial machine learning to protect national data assets and infrastructure.

She has held long and short-term positions overseas working with international government partners, particularly the UK and US, to facilitate collaboration with Australian agencies. She maintains a strong interest in enabling the awareness and understanding of science and emerging technologies, and particularly with initiatives that encourage diversity and women in STEM. Karly has a Masters degree in Science Communication from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Adelaide.