Topic archives: cybersecurity

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

October 12, 2017 18

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

September 4, 2017 2

The agencies dedicated to "protecting our secrets" are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

July 25, 2017 2

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister talks exclusively to Crikey in this exclusive on The Cyber

July 5, 2017 11

It's time for a dose of reality on cybersecurity ...

Don’t let new ‘cyber warriors’ fool you, we’re sleeping though cybersecurity threats

June 30, 2017 10

Cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate make us less safe with their determination to engage in cyber "offence".

What is ‘ransomware’, and should you pay the ransom if your computer gets infected?

June 29, 2017 1

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise over the last three years and can affect anyone at any time, writes Crikey intern Will Hogan.

It’s official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

April 20, 2017

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.

Brandis strikes again — Attorney-General’s new lurch for power

October 14, 2016 13

Already in trouble for trying to expand his power, Attorney-General George Brandis is now demanding the right to personally vet security researchers.

Cybersecurity report treads fine line between hype and hypocrisy

October 13, 2016

Despite an unusual effort to downplay cybersecurity risks, the Australian Cyber Security Centre's latest threat report was the basis for the usual scaremongering.

Is Brandis closing the door on white hat hackers?

September 29, 2016 3

The government proposes to ban attempts to strip anonymity from large datasets. But in doing so, it could also ban the best means of spotting security flaws.