• Cybersecurity is a national priority

    Peter Dutton     |      November 26, 2019

    Improving Australia’s cybersecurity has never been more important to our economic prosperity and national security.

  • Tackling the cyber threat to satellites

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 19, 2019

    The Australian Defence Force depends heavily on satellite communications but these systems are increasingly vulnerable to attacks by hostile states and terrorist hackers.

  • People are not the problem in cyber-security

    Lesley Seebeck     |      November 5, 2019

    The slow work of building human capability and a systems-level understanding is likely to yield better results in cyber-security than firing staff who make mistakes or micromanaging individual activity.

  • Rebooting Australia’s cybersecurity strategy

    Open Forum     |      October 28, 2019

    Strong cybersecurity must be seen as a mandatory part of doing business, irrespective of whether that business is conducted by a government department, a university or a small company.

  • Cyber security and great power politics in the age of AI

    Ashok Sharma     |      October 7, 2019

    Artificial Intelligence and cyber warfare are emerging as key components in great power rivalry. The international community needs to act fast to develop legal and political frameworks that can mitigate their worst effects.

  • Lessons from the ANU cyberattack

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 6, 2019

    Australian National University Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt’s public release of a detailed report on the damaging cyberattack on ANU systems and data marks a refreshing shift in behaviour on cybersecurity for Australian public institutions.

  • Cyber strategy 2.0

    Fergus Hanson     |      September 12, 2019

    Back in 2016, Australia launched its first national cybersecurity strategy and the government has just launched a discussion paper to kick off the public consultation on its successor.

  • Unmasking cyber security

    Kate Healy     |      July 31, 2017

    “It’s not a matter of if you’ll be targeted by cyber criminals, but when”. Kate Healy of Aleron shows us where to start and the steps we should to take to ensure our information remains secure.

  • Medium sized businesses weak link in National Cyber Defence

    Aiden Tudehope     |      July 21, 2017

    The leadership of medium sized businesses and government agencies is falling dangerously short in understanding and managing cyber security, potentially creating risks across the economy and society. Managing Director of Macquarie Government & Hosting Group, Aiden Tudehope discusses the 2016 research by the Macquarie Telecom Group.

  • Further implications of securing the Internet of Things

    Vijay Varadharajan     |      July 13, 2017

    The Internet of Things is increasingly merging safety and security issues. Professor Vijay Varadharajan considers how regulatory process will need to move quickly to keep up.

  • The accidental cyber threat

    Martien Brouwer     |      July 10, 2017

    Not all cyber attacks are purposeful. Big Sky conducted a survey wherein the most common causes of accidental insider threats are identified. Two of the most common causes that stood out are phishing attacks and copying data to insecure devices. Martien Brouwer looks at the simple security measures that could help stem the tide.

  • The Internet of Things and Security

    Vijay Varadharajan     |      July 6, 2017

    Many IoT devices do not have any security functionality, and even the ones that have are often primitive and can be easily attacked. According to Professor Vijay Varadharajan security cannot be, and must not be thought of as an add-on.