Katherine Mansted is a Senior Fellow in the Practice of National Security at the ANU National Security College. She is also the Director of Cyber Intelligence at Australia’s largest independent cyber security services company, CyberCX. Previously, she led the ANU National Security College’s Public Policy team. Katherine regularly briefs government, business and public audiences on national security and technology policy issues, including cyber security, information geopolitics and foreign interference. Her work has been featured in Foreign Affairs, The Strategist, The Australian and on ABC Radio National, and she has testified before parliamentary committees including the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Katherine is also a non-resident fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a presenter on the National Security Podcast. She is a former fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and has lectured in cyber and international relations at Bond University. Before that, Katherine practiced as a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, served as a judge’s associate in the High Court of Australia, and worked as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government.
Katherine holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she studied as a General Sir John Monash Scholar. She also holds Bachelors of Laws / International Relations (Business) from Bond University, where she studied as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar and graduated with the University Medal in Law.