Jordan Plotnek is an Australian-Brazilian security engineer, research scientist, and professional artist whose work focuses on some of humanity’s most pressing issues.

He is involved in research and consulting on issues surrounding security resilience, cyber-kinetic conflict, and critical infrastructure, and produces analogous artwork that explores interrelated topics regarding human nature and existentialism.

Jordan’s underlying motivation is to advance humanity, for which he believes peace and security are vital prerequisites needed to provide a stable platform for free-thought, innovation, and social progress.

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Science

Jordan has an established expertise in the security of safety-critical cyber-physical systems, gained through numerous technical, consulting, research, and managerial roles across a wide variety of industries and technologies.

Jordan is the Lead Partner for Critical Infrastructure Security at Anchoram Consulting and a Visiting Academic at Concordia University. He is also a PhD Candidate at La Trobe University, completing a thesis titled: ‘A Framework for Measuring Smart Grid Resilience to Cyber-Physical Terrorism’.

Jordan’s research interests are centred around security resilience, cyber-physical conflict, and the cybersecurity of modern critical infrastructures.

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Art

Due to the nature of his scientific pursuits Jordan is often confronted by some of the darkest aspects of human nature; facing events such as extremist violence, warfare, extortion, and other forms of human aggression and exploitation.

This challenging exposure drives Jordan’s artistic investigation into society, where he explores the deeper questions surrounding the nature of humankind and what it means to be human. His art began to take a central role in his life during his time in the military and he has since built up a professional practice as an abstract expressionist painter.

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Disclaimer

All opinions expressed on this website are my own and do not represent the views of any organisation to which I belong or have belonged.