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UQ launches TestLab for energy analytics, cyber security

The University of Queensland has opened a new facility to investigate and protect electricity networks through system analytics and cyber security research.


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New UQ lab to put power networks through their paces

A special lab to test how well power networks can withstand cyber attacks and run more efficiently has been set up at UQ.


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Digital revolution underway with UQ’s Industry 4.0 Energy TestLab

A new facility that will enhance global knowledge on electricity networks by focusing on power system analytics, energy management and microgrids, has been officially launched at The University of Queensland.


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Australian Cyber Defence Strategy

Professor Ryan Ko is interviewed about motivation for and attribution of recent state-based cyber attacks targeting Australia.


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Garmin ransomware attack

Professor Ryan Ko talks to ABC about the recent cyber-attack on Garmin.


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Garmin hit by ransomware in cyber attack

Smartwatch and navigation brand Garmin admits it has been hit by a cyber attack, which saw some of its products unavailable recently.


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UQ and HP team up to encourage women into cyber security

UQ and HP Australia have launched the HP Women in Cyber Security scholarship program, designed to support the development of female talent across Australia’s information technology and cyber security industries.


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Hundreds of security cameras across Australia have been hacked

Security cameras of homes and businesses across Australia hacked and displayed on a Website. Prof Ryan Ko is interviewed by 7 News about cyber security and privacy of CCTVs connected to the Internet.


Copy-paste cyber attacks on Australia explained on Courier Mail

Prof Ryan Ko speaks to Courier Mail about the nature of the copy-paste cyber attacks on Australian critical infrastructure announced by the Prime Minister.


Explanation of cyber attacks on Australia and what it means for everyday people on ABC Radio

Prof Ryan Ko speaks to Sheridan Stewart on ABC Radio Queensland's Drive about the nature of the cyber attacks on Australian critical infrastructure announced by the Prime Minister, and what it means to everyday Australians.


UQ cyber security Prof Ryan Ko plains how cyber attacks can impact big and small businesses

UQ cyber security expert Professor Ryan Ko explained to 7NEWS Brisbane last night how cyber attacks can impact big and small businesses, including one of Queensland's favourite breweries.


UQ Cyber Squad leaps towards global top 10 position

Competing with two crack teams, UQ Cyber Squad took out 11th position from 800 teams in an international, 48-hour capture the flag (CTF) competition, Sharky CTF.


Less food poisoning, more cybercrime: the unintended consequences of the coronavirus shutdown

Cybercrime has increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, said Professor Ryan Ko, the Director of Cyber Security at The University of Queensland.


Why people spreading coronavirus anxiety on Twitter might actually be bots

Recently Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube committed to removing coronavirus-related misinformation from their platforms.


Stop COVID-19 Bots

Professor Ryan Ko from UQ Cyber on how you can prevent the spread of misinformation online.


How does cyber security stop hacking?

Professor Ryan Ko from UQ Cyber talked to Channel Ten's Scope TV about stopping hackers in their tracks.


UQ student hackers thrash competitors

Three teams from The University of Queensland’s Cyber Squad got a glimpse into the dark world of cyber attacks last week when they participated in the Shearwater Application Security Hackathon.


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Almost one in three Australian adults were affected by cybercrime last year

New data shows Australians are reporting cybersecurity incidents every 10 minutes and it’s costing Australian businesses $29 billion each year.


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Moving into a Cyber Security Career: Where Do I Begin?

ACS Webinar with Professor Ryan Ko


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UQ cyber: Australia’s new base for cyber security education

Getting ahead of hackers in a cyber sector that is growing at lightning speed is the name of the game at UQ, where the most comprehensive Master of Cyber Security program in Australia was launched in August.

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‘How the internet works’ on Scope TV

Professor Ryan Ko from the University of Queensland joined Scope TV to talk about how the internet works!


The father of fuzzing says hackers shouldn’t get a free ride

Cyber security industry hero and pioneer Professor Barton Miller will visit UQ this week to deliver a special workshop, shining a light on the latest cyber security practices and tools.


Holiday Scam Warning

UQ cyber security expert Professor Ryan Ko gives his tips on how to spot online scammers over the Easter holidays.


Phone users shocked that their own devices could be listening in
PHONE users fear they are being secretly spied on by their own mobiles - and the findings of a Sunday Mail experiment and work of Queensland researchers could add fuel to those concerns.

University of Queensland's chair and director of cyber security, information technology and electrical engineering Ryan Ko said while there is no hard evidence, it is "absolutely possible" apps could listen in.
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