• Australia’s SMEs need a national cyber resilience strategy

    Alison Howe     |      July 12, 2020

    Improving the cyber resilience of thousands of small businesses would help strengthen the nation against serious cyber threats.

  • Time to ramp up Australian cyber-security

    Ebony Stansfield     |      July 5, 2020

    The announcement of the biggest-ever funding package to combat cyberattacks confirms just how vulnerable Australia’s cybersecurity really is – and it’s not just because of China.

  • Protecting anonymous data

    Jessica Clarence     |      May 27, 2020

    The concerns raised by the COVIDSafe app suggest that Australians care a lot about privacy, at least when information to be held by the government is involved. Let’s turn that passion into action, starting with bolstering the privacy protections on large datasets.

  • Hacking the headlines

    Elise Thomas     |      February 6, 2020

    Journalists and media organisations should be asking much tougher questions whenever a cybersecurity company tries to shop them a story that sounds a little too cinematic to be true.

  • 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.