[LINK] ASIO cyberspy unit

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Mar 10 14:04:20 AEDT 2011

On 10/03/2011 12:11 PM, John Hilvert wrote:
> I'd give ASIO a little more slack before judging the wisdom of this move.
I agree, especially as we might not know what bad things they have 
> In any event, ASIO is focused on domestic threats. So carping about 9/11,
> WMDs in Iraq etc seems beside the point.

I thought that ASIO was "restricted" to domestic (as opposed to "focused 
on"). I understood that it was ASIS that does overseas stuff.

However, I'm wondering why ASIO seems to be treading on DSD's toes. ASIO 
is about data gathering and analysis - it didn't used to do 
counter-measures, that's up to the enforcement agencies, e.g. the AFP. 
Maybe things have changed, if they have a counter-espionage and 
interference division. Although, we could be into semantics - 
counter-measures may be different from counter-espionage.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	brd at iimetro.com.au
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