The announcement of the biggest-ever funding package to combat cyberattacks confirms just how vulnerable Australia’s cybersecurity really is – but not because of China.
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.
Having a knowledge of cyber security is essential to protect ourselves and others. This is especially relevant during a pandemic when individuals and organisations are more vulnerable to cyber attacks, says cyber security expert Dr Yenni Tim.
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.
Australia's next war will be fought on new psychological and technical battlegrounds, says UNSW Canberra Professor Greg Austin, who has identified 19 key gaps in the nation's civil defences.
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'.
Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal 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.
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.
Assessing whether foreign technology companies pose a security risk should be done with a view of the complete picture, writes Greg Austin.