• Protecting human rights organisations from cyber-attacks

    Con Anagnostopoulos     |      November 30, 2021

    UNSW Sydney has signed a research agreement with Swiss technology company Neutrality to develop cyber network safeguards for humanitarian organisations targeted by hostile actors and foreign powers.

  • Australia needs a sovereign ICT capability

    Gary Waters     |      November 29, 2021

    The creation of a framework for sovereign ICT capability would help Australia prioritise the strategic ICT capabilities we need, and build on the strong foundations we already have.

  • How safe is your DNA?

    Thom Dixon     |      November 6, 2021

    If we want to enjoy the economic, health and security benefits of a burgeoning bioeconomy, then we need to do the hard work on anticipating and mitigating the risks.

  • Ethical hackers test Australia’s census system

    Brendan Nicholson     |      August 10, 2021

    In the lead-up to the census, cybersecurity specialists have been bombarding the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ online systems to probe any vulnerabilities.

  • Combating nation-state cyber-attacks

    Annalaura Galo     |      August 5, 2021

    Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and the range of targets has expanded to include government agencies, the defence industry and critical-infrastructure providers but the most destabilising trend is the surge in cyber operations carried out by nation-states and groups sponsored by governments.

  • For our own good?

    Julie Inman Grant     |      August 3, 2021

    While many users want to be left alone to enjoy the freedom of decentralised internet services, some bodies such as “eSafety” want tighter policing to protect users from what they see as ‘harm’, whether they like it or not.

  • Securing data to protect Australia’s critical infrastructure

    David Tudehope     |      July 8, 2021

    If Australia’s laws and authorities are to help secure and defend Australia’s critical data, it must first be brought within the new security regulatory regime.

  • Time to make cyber security compulsory

    Richard Oloruntoba     |      May 31, 2021

    A cyber security compliance program would be financially costly, but would be a worthwhile investment to protect our infrastructure given the societal impact of cyber attacks.

  • Defending democracies from disinformation and foreign interference

    Danielle Cave     |      April 23, 2021

    Democracies can take steps to mitigate the risks of cyber-enabled foreign interference, and increase their power by banding together to attribute, raise costs and deter interference by hostile states.

  • UN steps up on cyber-security

    Bart Hogeveen     |      March 28, 2021

    However slow and incomplete the process, the United Nations is making progress on the global fight to protect nations and economies from cyber-attacks.

  • Microsoft hack could affect US–China relations

    Tom Uren     |      March 19, 2021

    The fallout from the Exchange hack will continue over many months, but official statements that hint at or assign responsibility will be key indicators as to how the US government, and the world, will respond.

  • Strengthening Australia’s cyber-defences

    Open Forum     |      January 17, 2021

    After China launched a series of cyber-attacks on Australian targets and Russia established a beachhead in some Australian networks, the Australian government stands at a crossroads in terms of cyber-security.