There is always a tension between usability and security. People want systems to be secure so that their identities aren’t stolen, but they want those same systems to be easily accessible.
A cybersecurity expert offers tips to keep high schoolers safe on mobile devices, computers, games and social media.
Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
My Health Record is a step towards empowering patients with greater knowledge about their health – and could help save lives in emergencies.
Data breaches are fact of modern life. It's likely each of us will have our personal information compromised at some point. Here's how to reduce the risk and limit the damage if and when it occurs.
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
Do you think you’ve set up your Facebook account so that only your friends can see your information? Think again…
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
Storing data in the cloud is convenient, but how secure is it? And what are users' options for stepping up their data security?
Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The huge store of data collected about user journeys is less visible, but just as important.
Like legitimate e-commerce, ransomware e-crime is increasing in scale, value and sophistication.
With the right approach to data security, scientists' discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn't leave a trail for poachers to follow.
UK politicians are planning very different approaches to data privacy, security and surveillance.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.
New legislation will soon require organisations to disclose any data breaches involving your private details. But the legislation still has some gaps in it.
The ATO system crash was unusual, but it was handled as well as could be expected.
People who think like hackers have some really good ideas about how to protect digital privacy during turbulent times. We can learn from them.
Business Briefing: Trusting business to take care of your data.
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Businesses need to take the lead to show customers and governments that industry can handle data management, says former ACCC chief Graeme Samuel.
A new type of computer means we'll need a new way to make our data secure.
Privacy fears over longer retention of names and addresses in Census 2016 are understandable, but are also misinformed and exaggerated.