• 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.

  • An endless game of whack-a-mole

    Lesley Seebeck     |      March 8, 2023

    Cybersecurity is an “infinite game” of endless threats and attacks which lays beyond the finite concerns of politics in Canberra.

  • Consumers feel excluded from Australia’s cyber debate

    Open Forum     |      November 17, 2022

    Recent cyber attacks have heightened awareness of the hazards of insecure digital systems and Australian consumers want to play a more active role in tackling hacking, online deception and malicious bots.

  • Cyberworld

    Lesley Seebeck     |      August 2, 2022

    Governments have focused on the practicalities of interests, threats and operating in the cyber environment and while such difficulties shouldn’t be underestimated, it’s not enough to focus on those alone.

  • 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.

  • Cyber-security comes to the fore

    Dawn Lo     |      August 19, 2020

    Our heavier reliance on technology has allowed malicious actors the opportunity to exploit individuals and businesses, say UNSW cyber experts.

  • Small business at the front line of cyber-security

    Alison Howe     |      August 7, 2020

    The Federal government’s new cybersecurity strategy includes welcome enhancements to the recognition of the vulnerability of the SME sector and a range of new initiatives.

  • 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.

  • Preparing for the next computer virus

    Tim Watts     |      May 4, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about national resilience in the face of global crises. It’s shown us how disasters can cascade around an interconnected world and prompts consideration of what challenges may come.

  • 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.

  • 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.