The Australian government is using spyware. Is that legal?
Politics Podcast: Peter Jennings on the home affairs department.
Peter Jennings says while the Department of Home Affairs will present an array of bureaucratic challenges, it is largely a 'sensible step'.
Confidential data and even human lives are at risk thanks to the huge spread of connected technology in healthcare.
The Australian government's proposed law that would force technology companies to decrypt messages could make Australians more vulnerable.
Politics podcast: Graeme Samuel on data governance.
Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations.
The sheer number of fallible people and systems with access to Medicare numbers makes it difficult to keep this data secure.
Mayhem, not money, seems to be the ultimate aim of the latest attack unleashed on computer networks around the world.
When companies neglect cybersecurity, customers – and society as a whole – suffer. It’s time customers demanded better of corporations.
The Australian government wants to access encrypted messages, but don't call it a "backdoor".
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
The Australian government's cybersecurity report card is out and the results are worrying.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
Movies tell us that paying a ransom means the bad guys win, but in the real world it's not that simple.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools. Both types of miscreants want to find ways into secure places and have many options for entry.
The cyber-attack hit 200,000 computers and a number of big global organisations. But it hasn't made much in ransom money.
The underground market for software vulnerabilities has been growing steadily since the 1990s, so the latest WannaCry could be a sign of things to come.
People don't want to endure the interruptions and inconveniences of keeping their computer software up to date. Research tells us why, and how we might fix the problem – and protect ourselves.
"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."