Melanie Broder is a PhD scholar at the National Security College at the Australian National University. In her research, Melanie will use a mixed methods approach to examine principles of deterrence in cyber space. Her study will investigate the methods and relative success of key allies including the United State and the United Kingdom; identify principles that may be appropriate for the Australian strategic context; and contribute towards a whole of economy cyber deterrence strategy for Australia.
Melanie is a public servant, and joined the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 2015 after eight years in the Department of Defence working across policy, analysis, and capability portfolios. Melanie’s Defence experience contributed to her passion for protecting Australia’s strategic interests from non-traditional security threats. Melanie’s most recent roles have focused on national security through Crisis Management, and the Office of the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security.