Dr Tobias Feakin

Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia’s whole-of-government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in the internet and in cyberspace. Feakin was a member of the Independent Panel of Experts that supported the Australian Cyber Security Review to produce Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. He was the Director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 2012 to 2016 and established the Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre. He has also held a number of research and advisory positions. Feakin holds an honours degree in security studies and a Ph.D. in international politics and security studies, both from the University of Bradford.