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.
China's espionage capability is now so extensive it's hard to imagine its limits - and Western companies and governments are becoming more willing participants, writes Greg Austin.
UNSW Canberra has launched a new Defence Research Institute to deliver world-class research to enhance Australia's security.
Australia should play to its strengths to develop and increase exports of its existing expertise in cyber security rather than other military exports, writes Greg Austin.