Cyber security firms have sparked a revolution similar to the spread of private police forces.
You're at the airport, or on the bus, and your phone's low on juice so you plug into a nearby USB port. But you could be getting more than a power boost - some ports are booby-trapped with malware.
Less overt than conventional military actions, cyber attacks can have dangerous consequences – especially when they target critical infrastructure systems controlled by the private sector.
Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda are at the forefront of the war against cyber criminals.
Research shows we're pretty gullible as it is. And our increasing reliance on machines for completing everyday tasks makes us all-the-more vulnerable to being exploited.
We have not been able to develop an intelligence workforce that can keep up with the speed of advancing technologies and their threat to our national security.
PayID has been misused and compromised in various ways since its 2018 launch. The system deals only in "incoming" payments, not outgoing ones – but that doesn't mean users are safe from cyber crime.
Indonesia is set to issue its first cyber security bill. It's badly needed, but in its current form the legislation also create risks of abuses of power and violations of human rights.
Parents should have conversations with children from a young age about cybersecurity if they're to develop the skills needed to be safe online.
The recent Cloudflare outage was one of up to 14,000 the internet experiences every year thanks to its surprisingly fragile design.
The worst-case scenario is that hackers still have access to the university systems via a backdoor and are siphoning off critical data as it emerges.
An expert responds to a teenager who wants to know – is there any hope for humanity's future?
Humans are the weak link in cyber security. But there may be a solution to making us safer, using the technology of exercise and lifestyle apps
Two security scares in the past 24 hours should prompt you to make sure your software is up-to-date. But what are the risks?
Countries may be forced to choose whether they side with the US or China when it comes to Huawei.
Cutting Huawei out of the picture would limit Western access to new, state-of-the art technology.
A forum of Australian tech companies this week was told the government's encryption laws could see Australian jobs moved overseas. Labor's promised to "fix" the laws, but that could be too late.
The latest malware is designed especially to make small companies pay through the nose for their data.
While shifting cyber safety education beyond privacy is a step in the right direction, teachers already have to contend with an overcrowded curriculum.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan talk about the week in politics.