In this episode, Dr Simon McKenzie talks with Samuel White about how cyber operations and information warfare are changing national security and the role of the military. They explore how the domestic legal architecture might prevent or enable tasking the military with responding to cyber threats, and what it might mean for the contemporary relevance of the prerogative powers.
Samuel White has served as a Royal Australian Infantry Corps and Australian Army Legal Corps officer. In 2018, he was appointed as Associate to the Honourable Justice Logan of the Federal Court of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland; a Master of Laws (with First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne; and a Master of War Studies from UNSW, specialising in counter-insurgency and cyber operations. He is currently enrolled concurrently in a Master of Military Law at the ANU, and a PhD at the University of Adelaide, looking at constitutional limitations and enablers for ADF counter interference operations.