Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure to Melbourne Polytechnic IT

Dr. Denise Baken present their first lecture on Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure to Melbourne Polytechnic IT students on the 22nd of May, 2017.

This is a rare opportunity for Melbourne girls’ schools to interact with one of the world’s leading innovators and role models, Dr Denise Baken.

Dr Denise Baken is President of Shield Analysis Technology, LLC. In that position she develops terrorist organization analysis tools, specializing in monitoring and estimating terror network efforts. Previously, D. Baken was the Director, Biodefense Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology. She retired from the Army as a Colonel after 28 years and a career that included the position of Chief of Staff for the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Protection, where she developed and implemented chemical and biological warfare healthcare policies for the Department of Defense. She served on several interagency health policy committees for anthrax and smallpox vaccine.

As Biodefense Director, Dr Baken has developed and administered technology-leveraging programs that identify Level Six capabilities with the potential to support Department of Defense’s Chemical Biological Defense strategy. Using the National Military Strategy as guidance, the programs showcased pilot opportunities for Department of Defense to assess technology that has been identified as cutting edge or innovative, prior to committing significant resources to them. Dr Baken has evaluated technological and scientific trends in pathogen detection and identified changes in known chemical and biological threats. She also identified technologies that leverage current low-cost unmanned systems into remotely-operated capabilities that multiply human effectiveness and minimise personnel danger in hostile or inaccessible environments.

The Centre of Applied Innovation is an independent finance, intelligence, and technology assessment organisation affiliated with Melbourne Polytechnic. The Centre is uniquely capable of bringing you the world’s leading expertise without commercial bias.

Melbourne Polytechnic is Australia’s first Polytechnic, charting a third way in tertiary education between traditional vocational education and academia. Melbourne Polytechnic’s core mission begins by establishing industrial and educational relevance for partners and students..