Per the PM's speech, 4 pillars of Indian #SpacePolicy:
1) allowing the private sector to innovate;
2) government acting as an enabler;
3) preparing the youth for the future; and
4) seeing the space sector as fuel for India's development.

English summary of the PM's remarks.

cc: @Dr_M_Davis…
Nicely in synch with the Quad's agenda for space cooperation.
This operates, of course, in the context of India's prowess via its space agency, @isro. I note that in 2013, India put Mangalyaan, its Mars probe, into orbit around the Red Planet with a budget smaller than that for the _movie_, 'The Martian'.
In 2017, it set a record (only broken this year by SpaceX) by deploying 104 satellites in one go.

And now, that prowess will be supercharged via the greater involvement of the private Indian space sector, operating under the auspices of @ISpA_India.
With the government, of course, acting as an aggregator of resources and a facilitator.

I particularly loved the detail and the ambition in the PM's remarks, reflective of his broader approach to policymaking.
As a proud Australian, I grinned while hearing the Indian PM's speech and his remarks about the creation of an enabling policy environment for space projects.

Because India's expertise and strength as a space power will act as a force multiplier for our own burgeoning space...
... capability as well as that of our other allies and partners, and help ensure that space is not dominated by countries with an axe to grind with the rules-based international order we hold so dear.

#CriticalInfrastructure #KeepGoingIndia

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A thread on what caught my eye from the @WhiteHouse's Fact Sheet on 'Ongoing Public U.S. Efforts to Counter #Ransomware'.

#InThaCybers #CyberDiplomacy
The second paras describe the national security threat posed by ransomware and the global nature of that threat. No surprises here. Image
Counter-ransomware policy = Multi-stakeholder by design.

The state must work with industry and other states because of inherent technological and economic realities.

Plus, it takes a network to take down a network like a transnational ransomware gang. Image
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13 Oct
Okay so I've had a chance to go through the Cth government's Ransomware Action Plan.

Here's a thread comprising some of my thoughts thereon.

#InThaCybers #Ransomware
I applaud the Cth for finally delivering this document, given the severity of the national security threat posed by the ransomware ecosystem.

A threat which the Minister for Home Affairs, @karenandrewsmp, highlights in her foreword. Image
The Action Plan rightly acknowledges the nature of counter-ransomware policy as multi-stakeholder by design.

That is, the state working with domestic partners and overseas partners. ImageImageImageImage
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Today, @karenandrewsmp, the federal Minister for Home Affairs, released the Cth's Ransomware Action Plan.

While I go through the latter, here's a collection of my thoughts hitherto on counter-ransomware policy.
Part 1 of 4 in my series for the @anujolt_law on counter-ransomware policy, here looking at the national security risk posed by ransomware.
Part 2 of 4 in the series, here exploring the ransomware economy.
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Hmm, USA sharing intel with the Indians to help the latter's COIN and CT efforts in Kashmir and ops along the LAC? I dig.

'Enhanced cooperation with like-minded partners' = Wait, they're not going for a clique like others suggest? Image
Interoperability is already helped by India buying and deploying US-made platforms like the C-17, Apache, C-130J and P-8I aircraft, and the M-777 ultra-light howitzer (eg at the LAC).

Source:… Image
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The @USDISA is planning on looking at alternatives to the common access card, which US service personnel use to identify themselves to gate and chow hall staff, and when using computers.…
DISA Director, @usairforce Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, considers identity management an 'one area where the department can look to industry for a way ahead.'

'We want to leverage that technology to be able to provide greater options, so it's... truly multi-factor [auth]'.
'... the department must leverage what's happening in industry, and undergo a change in culture, to get to a "data-centric" environment versus a "network-centric" environment', that is, 'protect data' > 'protect infrastructure storing data'.
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This piece goes through the August judgement of the High Court, which granted the USA leave to appeal Assange’s discharge on two key grounds.

Additional to three key grounds that the USA wanted and got leave to appeal on in July.

—> If I were @TheJusticeDept, I’d be optimistic.
Of course, usual caveats:
1) I am neither an admitted lawyer nor an expert on UK law;
2) I have zero tickets in extradition matters, rather I am an Australian law nerd doing my PhD in critical software and infrastructure regulation; and
3) If you want to correct my points, please do for that helps me learn!
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