Computer security

Literature review

22 Aug 2017

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has conducted exploratory research into women’s low representation in the cyber security industry, and found that marketing, role models, and hiring practices are barriers to attracting women into the industry. Further, these initial...

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Briefing paper

08 Aug 2017

In December 2016, RAND and the National Security College at The Australian National University partnered to facilitate a cyber security–focused 360º Discovery Exercise in Canberra.

Key findings

  • An interdisciplinary exercise generated three overarching policy
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Commentary

21 Jul 2017

An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone.

The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite. This technology...

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Research report

29 May 2017

The proliferation of cyberspace and rise of social media have enriched and strengthened the application of democratic governance. Technological developments have expedited the international flow of information, improved freedom of speech in many areas of the world, and increased the quality of...

Survey

19 Apr 2017

The Australian government has released this comprehensive cyber security survey, published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), of Australian government and major businesses of national significance.

This report should be viewed as a companion to the ACSC...

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Research report

17 Mar 2017

The inaugural Australia–US Cyber Security Dialogue held in Washington DC in September 2016 examined cybersecurity issues and how best to manage them in a cooperative manner.

The dialogue was facilitated by ASPI and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The...

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Commentary

Article

06 Feb 2017

Introduction

When the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) released its Top Four Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions in 2011, it was revolutionary, because it cut to the chase. Do these four things first, before anything else, and you'll repel 85...

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Audio interview

13 Jan 2017

The new Ambassador for Cyber Affairs says Australia is a target for cyber espionage, but he has not singled out any specific nation as a threat.

As the United States is grappling with explosive findings that Russia engaged in hacking during the Presidential election, the British...

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Research report

04 Jan 2017

CSIS began work in late 2014 with leading experts to develop recommendations on cybersecurity for the next presidential administration.  The CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force divided its work among two groups, one in Washington D.C. and the other in Silicon Valley.   Each group brought a unique and...

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Technical report

29 Dec 2016

The F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security have released this report which details the ways that Russia acted to influence the American election through cyberespionage.

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Guide

15 Dec 2016

In light of an increasing number of cybersecurity events, organizations can improve resilience by ensuring that their risk management processes include comprehensive recovery planning. Identifying and prioritizing organization resources helps to guide effective plans and realistic test scenarios...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

The growing use of online and cloud services in the community means electronic evidence is moving beyond the physical jurisdiction of Australian law enforcement agencies. This paper looks at the legal and technical issues inherent in collecting electronic evidence from online and cloud services...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

The rapid growth of the internet is transforming how we engage and communicate. It also creates new opportunities for fraud and data theft. One way cybercriminals exploit the vulnerabilities of new technologies and potential victims is the use of deceptive emails on a massive scale.

In a...

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Research report

23 Nov 2016

Overview

Across the world, there are conflicting ideas about how to manage the dynamic environment of cyberspace. States have the liberty of implementing legislation for the domestic regulation of cyberspace, but disagreements arise over national visions for the...

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Research report

09 Nov 2016

Overview

Passenger train services for the Victorian public are an essential service, much like electricity, water, gas and port services. Train services rely on a range of systems and equipment, including control systems that monitor and control service delivery.

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Research report

03 Nov 2016

Overview

The global economy is a complex cyber ecosystem. The movement of goods and services across cities, nations and the world assumes secure and assured access to the internet. Many processes are becoming automated and all manner of devices are being connected to the...

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Research report

02 Nov 2016

Overview

The governance of cyber security has become a pressing challenge to both the public and private sector. Currently, cyber crime is the second most-reported economic crime, affecting 32 per cent of organisations, at a cost to the Australian economy that is...

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Journal article

27 Oct 2016

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the Internet's default inter-domain routing protocol that manages connectivity among Autonomous Systems (ASes). Over the past two decades many anomalies of BGP have been identified that threaten its stability and reliability. This paper discusses and...

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Research report

12 Oct 2016

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC's member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the centre has been seeing, learning, and responding to, focusing on specific areas of change or new...

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Research report

27 Sep 2016

The 2016 Cyber Maturity report is the culmination of 12 months’ research by the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre. The report assesses the approach of 23 regional countries to the challenges and opportunities that cyberspace presents, in terms of their governance structure, legislation, law...

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