CyRise, a bridge to Australian Cyber Security world success & a view on citizens’ cyber security

CyRise, a bridge to Australian Cyber Security world success & a view on citizens’ cyber security

CyRise

CyRise ran a launch session event in Brisbane last night. I found great interest in the project. CyRise is a fantastic initiative designed to launch new Australian Cyber Security startups. Continue reading “CyRise, a bridge to Australian Cyber Security world success & a view on citizens’ cyber security”

Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?

Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?

King Idiot?

Australia would be the “King Idiot” of the internet according to ZDNet and other reports such as boingboing. The honorific title would be reportedly deserved, because the Australian Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull, has made a controversial statement on the laws of mathematics in a context referring to encrypted communications used for evil. Continue reading “Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?”

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity & Cyber Security

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity & Cyber Security

Emmanuel Macron has recently been elected as the new French president. He led a very astute political campaign, building and leading a new movement called “En Marche!” (Forward!) and he made it to the top. He is young. He embraces social media. His campaign team was very cyber-savvy and that served him well, because his campaign also made headlines on cyber security matters. Continue reading “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity & Cyber Security”

French Election Campaign Smart Cybersecurity

French Election Campaign Smart Cybersecurity

The French presidential election is over. Emmanuel Macron has won and will become France’s new president. A lot will be discussed about his victory in the upcoming weeks and throughout the upcoming French legislative elections (next month in June) that will result in a new French National Assembly and a new French prime minister. Until then, Macron has certainly successfully fought a tough political battle and his campaign team has also fought a tough cybersecurity battle during the elections. Continue reading “French Election Campaign Smart Cybersecurity”

The feeling of digital identity management

The feeling of digital identity management

IAM Feeling Good?

I switched banks years ago. My former bank’s financial services and benefits were average when compared to other banks, but something in particular triggered my decision to switch. I had developed a bad online user experience, and especially a bad feeling about Identity and Access Management (IAM). Continue reading “The feeling of digital identity management”

A vote of no-confidence in e-voting

A vote of no-confidence in e-voting

This is a sad day for technology. I love it when technology enables progress and efficiency in business and society. It saddens me when progress is stopped over security fears. I can certainly appreciate the risk management logic with e-voting,  especially in times of suspected elections influence through hacking. However, I wonder whether the below case is more a question of a poor risk management practice causing a setback to progress. Continue reading “A vote of no-confidence in e-voting”

BYOS, Secure Communication for Hack-Fearing Politicians & others

BYOS, Secure Communication for Hack-Fearing Politicians & others

Australian politicians use Wickr and WhatsApp

Encrypted Political Turmoil, is a post I published in October 2016 reporting on the increasing use and popularity of secure communication apps, such as Wickr and WhatsApp, among leading Australian political figures including the Prime Minister. Continue reading “BYOS, Secure Communication for Hack-Fearing Politicians & others”