Nominated researchers must be members of the Research Network Secure Australia and clear its professional background checks.This is a good idea.
Deputy national security advisor Margot McCarthy said the network will tighten coordination on matters of national security in the public and private sectors.
Creating a directory of the pre-vetted security experts available to a country should foster the development of good working relationships within the security sector which should in turn make for better responses in a security crisis.
The directory is online here and contains rich contact information such as phone numbers and (sometimes multiple) email addresses.
If you're in Australia and have acute need of an expert in biometrics and securing biometric templates, give Boztas Serder a call or shoot Calic Dragana an email.
Security is about people and national security is no exception.