• 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.

  • Why your organisation’s cybersecurity practice is not all you had hoped for

    Andrew Bycroft     |      July 4, 2017

    How could we have prevented cybercrime ballooning into the pandemic of the 21st century? Andrew Bycroft, CEO of The Security Artist, considers what we could have done differently.

  • Businesses must meet cyber security threats head-on

    Shane Baker     |      June 27, 2017

    Australia’s business world faces the challenge of evolving and innovating while remaining tied to traditional legacy technologies and systems. To stay ahead of the curve, we must balance new innovations and technologies with ever-increasing digital threats. CEO of technology business TAS, Shane Baker explores the implications.

  • Not just an IT issue – why cybersecurity should be on the board agenda

    Annelies Moens     |      June 20, 2017

    In the digital age, every organisation – be it private sector, public sector or not-for-profit – is a ‘data business’. Annelies Moens of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, discusses why directors need to engage on cyber security.