• Mapping global cybercrime

    Open Forum     |      April 15, 2024

    Three years of intensive research by an international team of researchers has informed the first ‘World Cybercrime Index’ which ranks Russia as the major threat to global cyber security.

  • Hacking the internet

    Sigi Goode     |      April 9, 2024

    Microsoft software developer Andres Freund may have saved the internet from a major, long-con, hacking attempt when he discovered a backdoor in XZ Utils, a data compression utility used by Linux-based computer applications.

  • Australia’s new cybersecurity strategy

    Mike Bareja     |      November 28, 2023

    The cybersecurity strategy released last week by the Albanese government recognises that Australia’s government, industry and citizens must work together to reduce the threats posed by criminal gangs and hostile state actors.

  • The keyless key to cyber-security

    Open Forum     |      November 22, 2023

    A cutting-edge collaboration between tech startup Tide Foundation and RMIT University is translating ground-breaking research into homegrown cybersecurity capability.

  • Known unknowns

    Gai Brodtmann     |      November 14, 2023

    The cyber-attack against Australian ports by an unnamed foreign power highlights the threat posed to the country, but the nation’s politicians remain behind the 8 ball.

  • The future of cyber-security

    Justin Bassi     |      October 23, 2023

    China, Russia and international criminal gangs are waging an unrelenting cyber war against the West, and so Australia must place cyber-security at the heart of its national security strategy.

  • The six shields of Australian cyber-security

    Mike Bareja     |      October 19, 2023

    Australia has produced no less than four national cyber-security strategies over the last fourteen years, and the latest iteration faces more threats than ever, including profit motivated criminals and China’s wholesale theft of intellectual property.

  • Fighting back against cyberattack

    Marina Maydanov     |      September 29, 2023

    The woeful cyber-security standards of many western firms and agencies mean they are increasingly attacked, hacked and exploited by enemy states and cyber-criminals.

  • Take control of your inbox

    Kayleen Manwaring     |      September 22, 2023

    Everyone’s email account is inundated with spam, junk and scams every day, so practical steps can you take to stem the tide and protect your time and privacy?

  • Surfing lessons

    Open Forum     |      August 12, 2023

    Many adults would remember getting their pen licence in primary school, now researchers from Edith Cowan University and the Security Research Institute are developing a digital cyber security licence for Australian schools. The licence would be like a swimming certificate, with each student moving up in levels based on their evidence of achievement.

  • Calling out Chinese cyber attacks

    Pukhraj Singh     |      July 7, 2023

    Chinese cyber-attacks on Australian and Western assets are a major threat and, like their Russian, North Korean and Iranian counterparts, should be called out by democratic governments.

  • CSIRO programme boosts SME cybersecurity

    Open Forum     |      April 18, 2023

    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) enhance their research and development knowledge with a free 10-week online program focused on cyber security and digital technologies.