Thomas Paterson is a final semester master’s candidate at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). Thomas was an ANU research intern with the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in 2018.
Thomas’s research during his internship focused on Indonesian cyber policy and cybersecurity, which included participating in and presenting at ASPI’s ‘3rd cyber capacity building’ conference in Jakarta. Thomas has also had work published on ASPI’s Strategist site.
Thomas has been an Australian Army Reservist for seven years. He has deployed twice on operations both to the Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s Regional Assistance Mission in the Solomon Islands, and on Operation Resolute working with the Australian Navy on patrol boats off the northern coast of Australia. Thomas’s views are his own and in no way reflect that of the Australian Army or the Department of Defence.