Researcher Bio

Jordan Plotnek received the Bachelor of Engineering degree with first class honours in telecommunication and network engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate under Professor Jill Slay at the University of South Australia. His research interests are centred around cyber-physical conflict, critical infrastructure, and resilience.


Cyber-physical conflict
Security resilience
Cyber risk
Threat intelligence


Space systems
Cyber-physical systems & IoT
Critical infrastructure & smart cities
Cyber terrorism & warfare


Plotnek J. Space-Cyber Trends and Opportunities in Australia, Australia in Space, no. 3. 2022.

Plotnek J, Slay J. Space Systems Security: A Definition and Knowledge Domain for the Contemporary Context, Journal of Information Warfare, vol. 21, no. 3. 2022.

Plotnek J, Slay J. A New Dawn for Space Security, 17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. 2022.

Plotnek J, Slay J. Cyber Terrorism: A Homogenised Taxonomy and Definition, Computers and Security. 2021.

Plotnek J, Slay J. Power Systems Resilience: Definition and Taxonomy with a View Towards Metrics. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection. 2021.

Plotnek J, Slay J. What is Cyber Terrorism: Discussion of Definition and Taxonomy.  Conference Proceedings of 18th Australian Cyber Warfare Conference 2019 (CWAR 2019). 1-4. 2020.

Plotnek J, Tutek M, Andrew L. Real-Time Analogue Electricity Meter Monitor Feasibility Study Swinburne University of Technology. 2013.