Jurgen Opfer has spent over 30 years working in the Defence ICT field, working for companies such as; Honeywell Aerospace & Defence Group in the US where he worked on the Space Shuttle project in secure data communications, and in Australia as their avionics Tech Rep. He later worked in engineering roles at Hewlett Packard.

He established his own company in 1986 providing technical consultancy & training for defence & associated agencies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers and a member of the IEEE, & the IEEE Aerospace Electronic Systems society. He has been a member of the Association of Old Crows, the Electronic Warfare and Information Operations Association since 1986, and was elected to the board of directors in 2006.

Jurgen is a member of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) and a participating member of the Standards Australia Committee IT-012-04 Data Security Techniques. He is an accomplished author and presenter, having written numerous training manuals and course materials for an extensive number of organisations. In 2010 he presented a paper on Cyber Warfare at the Bi-annual International AOC convention in Adelaide. He then presented an updated version at the next conference in 2012. He then presented a similar paper but modified to have more engineering focus at the inaugural Cyber security seminar for the Institute of Engineers Australia.  In 2013 he presented a paper on “The Overlap between Electronic Warfare and Information Warfare” at the Australian Defence magazine Cyber Security Summit in June.

He has a Master’s degree in Transnational Crime Prevention, having read in subjects such as; Cybercrime, Security and Intelligence policy, Counter terrorism, Corruption, International criminal law and Australia’s International Defence & Security Arrangements. He has three technical books in publication through Information Australia and has written extensively for Australian trade publications.

In 2011 Jurgen wrote the Feature Article on Terrorism, in September for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Edition of Security Solutions Magazine. Later that year the Magazine published its 75th issue and asked him to write an article on Corruption and Arms Trafficking. In 2012 they again asked him to write a feature article, this time on the Security implications of Social Networking. He also wrote the lead article on Cyber warfare for the May 2012 Cyber special edition for Australian Defence Magazine.

Jurgen started working for Fujitsu Australia Ltd in February 2012 initially on a bid for the Defence Intelligence community. He was then selected as the D-WAN Chief Engineer. Jurgen has also helped out at times, in a senior architectural and consultancy role for MDM security on behalf of a number of Fujitsu’s high profile customers including; another federal government department, a bank and Qantas.

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