Last Updated on 24 March 2023 by Daniel Michael W. Carroll, American University “These are not, like, the nine greatest experts on the internet,” noted Justice Elena Kagan – a reference to herself and fellow colleagues on the Supreme Court. Depsite this, the justices are being asked to negotiate complex arguments that could have wide… Continue reading Supreme Court unlikely to ‘break the internet’ over Google, Twitter cases – rather, it is approaching with caution
Category: Online Security
Should the US ban TikTok? Can it? A cybersecurity expert explains the risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it
Last Updated on 23 March 2023 by Daniel Doug Jacobson, Iowa State University TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23, 2023, amid a chorus of calls from members of Congress for the federal government to ban the Chinese-owned video social media app and… Continue reading Should the US ban TikTok? Can it? A cybersecurity expert explains the risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it
Children can be exposed to sexual predators online, so how can parents teach them to be safe?
Last Updated on 22 March 2023 by Daniel Marika Guggisberg, CQUniversity Australia Many teenagers use mobile phones and social media almost constantly. And children are gaining access to these devices and platforms at increasingly younger ages. This is a challenge for parents who need to keep up with their children’s use, the evolution of devices,… Continue reading Children can be exposed to sexual predators online, so how can parents teach them to be safe?
What is the National Cybersecurity Strategy? A cybersecurity expert explains what it is and what the Biden administration has changed
Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County The Biden administration released its first National Cybersecurity Strategy on March 2, 2023. The last version was issued in 2018 during the Trump administration. As the National Security Strategy does for national defense, the National Cybersecurity Strategy outlines a president’s priorities regarding cybersecurity issues. The document is not… Continue reading What is the National Cybersecurity Strategy? A cybersecurity expert explains what it is and what the Biden administration has changed
Scammers can slip fake texts into legitimate SMS threads. Will a government crackdown stop them?
Last Updated on 20 March 2023 by Daniel Suranga Seneviratne, University of Sydney and Carol Hsu, University of Sydney Are you tired of receiving SMS scams pretending to be from Australia Post, the tax office, MyGov and banks? You’re not alone. Each year, thousands of Australians fall victim to SMS scams. And losses have surged… Continue reading Scammers can slip fake texts into legitimate SMS threads. Will a government crackdown stop them?
What the Coincheck hack tells us about how Australian regulators will handle a cryptocurrency hack
Last Updated on 19 March 2023 by Daniel Philippa Ryan, University of Technology Sydney New risk rules for cryptocurrency exchanges will be put to the test with the latest hack on Japanese exchange Coincheck. Hackers stole US$660 million worth of NEM (its native cryptocurrency). In the past eight years, more than a third of all… Continue reading What the Coincheck hack tells us about how Australian regulators will handle a cryptocurrency hack
Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up
Last Updated on 18 March 2023 by Daniel Emma Williams, University of Bath and Debi Ashenden, University of Portsmouth Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day. In a recent survey of more than 500 cyber security professionals across the world, 76% reported that their organisation fell victim to a phishing attack in 2016. These… Continue reading Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up
Why has healthcare become such a target for cyber-attackers?
Last Updated on 17 March 2023 by Daniel Myrsini Athinaiou, University of Brighton More than 16m patient records were stolen from healthcare organisations in the US and related parties in 2016. That year, healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry when it came to cyber-attacks. And earlier this year, Britain’s National Health Service was crippled… Continue reading Why has healthcare become such a target for cyber-attackers?
Hacking, cracking and the wild, wild web
Last Updated on 16 March 2023 by Daniel Mark A Gregory, RMIT University PRIVACY – Who are hackers and what do they want from you? Pop culture would have us believe they live in dank basements, wear black leather from head to toe and have pseudonyms such as Warlock or Neo. Hacking and film have… Continue reading Hacking, cracking and the wild, wild web
How Bodyguard raised the very real issue of insider threats in big organisations
Last Updated on 15 March 2023 by Daniel Rona S Beattie, Glasgow Caledonian University Jed Mercurio’s gripping, if at times hysterical, BBC drama Bodyguard raised a storm of discussion about the likelihood – or not – of police and security service bodyguards engaging in physical and emotional relationships with the people they are protecting. While… Continue reading How Bodyguard raised the very real issue of insider threats in big organisations