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.
Nation states are covertly working against each other on the very same digital platforms they use to collaborate in areas such as trade and manufacturing.
For many, an attempted hack on Australian political parties seems to have come out of the blue. But cyber measures targeting Australian government infrastructure are the 'new normal'.
Universities are uniquely placed to ensure that those who manage security of networks and data work closely with those who research and study the same problem.
Worried about phone hacking? Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage from the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra provides three steps to help you become a cybersecurity expert.
The cyberattacks that may have influenced last month's US presidential election should prompt Australia to secure its electoral processes, write Roland Wen and Richard Buckland.
The US and the UK realise the urgent need for serious investment in cybersecurity. So why is the Australian government taking the issue so lightly, ask Greg Austin and Jill Slay.