NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws. Minister of Read More …

Councils cannot afford regional security upgrades, say experts

Aviation security experts say regional airports are vulnerable to crime, but local councils do not have the money to make them safer and promised counter-terrorism funding is yet to be released. The Federal Government announced in last year’s budget that Read More …

How Can Japan-UK Cybersecurity Cooperation Help ASEAN Build Cybersecurity Capacity?

Japan and the UK have been strengthening their cybersecurity collaboration over the last six years. Last month, they held their fourth bilateral dialogue on cyberspace in London to discuss their cooperation on the Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Read More …

Cyber Dam Busters could give Australia’s military an asymmetric edge

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a “distinct battlefield edge” because it has fully integrated its military offensive capability into ADF operations. But a “modest” additional investment would give it “an asymmetric capability against future adversaries”, according to the International Read More …

Huawei Could Be Blocked From Australia’s 5G Network Over National Security Concerns

Huawei, the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer placed between Samsung and Apple is facing fresh controversy in Australia’s telecommunications landscape. The government could potentially ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from taking part in the development of the country’s rapid 5G mobile network over national security concerns. If Read More …

5th anniversary of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence in Manila

A nerve agent at an airport, bird flu, an accident in a nuclear power plant in a neighbouring country; what do they have in common? Prevention and mitigation of and response to such incidents involve a multitude of actors, including Read More …

Enriched Uranium Particle Appears Over Alaska – and No One Knows Why

There’s a whiff of something radioactive in the air. A research plane flying over the Aleutian Islands on Aug. 3, 2016 detected a single speck of enriched uranium floating about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) above Alaska’s far-western island chain, according to a new Read More …