Universities hold valuable information but are large and porous communities, with legacy IT systems often adding to the risks. But following a few basic rules can help counter cyber attacks.
Legislation expected to be put to Parliament later this year may very well fall short due to COVID-19's budget impacts. But until we strengthen our cyber defences, we're all at risk.
The Coalition has announced a new package to boost cyber security. But this is not new money and much more needs to be done to ward off cyber threats.
Australia is coming under sustained cyber attack by a 'state-based' actor, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as hackers try to exploit vulnerabilities in business and government software systems.
The wool industry was paralysed for several days after hackers held to ransom the IT system that governs almost all wool sales in Australia and New Zealand. More attacks are a case of if, not when.
Less overt than conventional military actions, cyber attacks can have dangerous consequences – especially when they target critical infrastructure systems controlled by the private sector.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
US and Russian tension over power grid cyber attacks is a concern for global stability, but it also highlights our own critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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?
Scott Morrison has bragged about 'stopping the boats', but his government has failed to do anything meaningful to bolster cyber security and stop the malware.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia's parliament, we'll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.
Cyber attacks are a real and increasing threat to Australia, and the law lags a long way behind in both protection and recourse.
When you click on unverified links or download suspicious apps you increase the risk of exposure to malware. Here's what could happen if you do – and how you can minimise your risk.
German MPs were outraged they weren't notified they were targets in a cyber attack, which resulted in the public release of mobile phone numbers and credit card information.
Austraia's first Cyber Incident Management Arrangements are a good start, but the government needs to better engage with private companies to prevent and manage cyber attacks.
Digital identity assets, such as property records and Parliamentary proceedings, embody who and what Australia is as a nation. We need to do more to protect them.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
Cybersecurity professionals are often portrayed as lone hackers in hoodies. But as well as technical skills, they also need to be excellent communicators and have a high degree of personal integrity.
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We've no way of knowing if allegations that China implanted secret spying microchips in widely used computers are true.