The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets

The Abbott government’s plan to enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is being done to make us safer, yet it creates new data security risks for us all, Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Associate Professor Shanton Chang from the Department of Computing and Information Systems write for The Conversation.

30 March 2015

Engineering and IT Information Evening – 15 April

Whether you are interested in a professional qualification, upskilling, or changing study areas, the Melbourne School of Engineering's masters level courses will give you a competitive edge. Join us at our Graduate Engineering & IT information evening.

30 March 2015

Opinion: Memo to business: information security is not just IT’s problem

Data leakage has become a significant security risk to Australian businesses, yet information breaches are more likely to come from employees rather than hackers. Dr Atif Ahmad, Dr Sean Maynard and Associate Professor Shanton Chang write for The Conversation.

24 March 2015

New web platform to promote literacy by helping children discover new books

A new online platform is allowing primary school children to explore the world of books in order to easily find reading material that best matches their interests and skill levels.

18 March 2015

Taking responsibility for online safety

Associate Professor Shanton Chang has written an article for The Conversation that urges us all to take greater responsibility for our online safety.

13 March 2015

Vanessa Teague discusses electronic voting in the NSW state election for The Conversation

Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Vanessa Teague has written for The Conversation about the potential issues with the use of electronic voting in the upcoming New South Wales election.

12 March 2015

Software student’s Crossy Road takes the mobile gaming world by storm

It may be difficult to make a living playing games, but Master of Engineering (Software) student Andy Sum has shown you can certainly make one by programming them.

10 March 2015

Four reasons to apply for the Melbourne Accelerator Program

Ivan Lim is the co-founder of designer furniture company Brosa, one of the startups selected for the 2014 Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP). In this guest post he discusses his experience taking part in MAP, and why you should apply.

9 March 2015

Public Lecture: Internet Voting and Cybersecurity – What Could Go Wrong?

Internet voting can encourage voter participation, reduce fraud and provide a high-tech alternative to traditional polling methods. Assistant Professor. J. Alex Halderman discusses how well election technology can defend against modern cyber threats.

25 February 2015

Sir Paul Nurse to give 2015 Graeme Clark Oration

The 2015 Graeme Clark Oration will be delivered by Nobel Prize winner and one of the world’s most influential scientists, Sir Paul Nurse on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

20 February 2015

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