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CyberCX Academy launched to help solve cyber skills crisis

CyberCX launched the largest private sector training academy for cyber security professionals in Australia.

The CyberCX Academy will develop world-class home-grown talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to help address the chronic skills shortage facing the cyber security industry.

AUKUS ‘much more than subs’: ex-US security chief

The AUKUS agreement could transform Australian hi-tech and defence technology but nuclear-powered subs may take longer than expected, Admiral Michael Rogers (ret.) told The Australian.

National Press Club Address

Admiral Michael Rogers, former U.S. National Security Agency Chief and member of CyberCX’s Global Advisory Board, addressed the National Press Club on the topic 'Russia and China: Geopolitics and the New Global Cyber Challenge'.

Admiral Michael Rogers on national and cyber security

We've built an entire lifestyle and economic model around uninterrupted and continued connectivity, but what happens when we can't access that? Admiral Michael Rogers (ret.) joined ABC's RN Breakfast to share his insights on cyber technology and national security.

Something phishy about ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber attack that’s not after money

Australian government, healthcare and energy are among the sectors being targeted by a massive phishing campaign identified by cyber security experts at CyberCX, who say the group behind the attacks is “an at least moderately resourced threat actor with sustained intent to target Australian organisations”.

TikTok’s privacy ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with Australia

Katherine Mansted spoke with The Australian Financial Review discussing growing concerns about the way that Australians’ data may be accessed and used in China.

How to protect your small business from scammers

Most small businesses are grossly ill-prepared to defend themselves against cyber crooks, Murray Goldschmit told Money Magazine.

What could China actually do with our TikTok data?

Access to individual user data may not be our biggest concern. Rather it's access "social mapping at scale", Katherine Mansted told The Australian.

CyberCX strengthens its position as a leader in cloud security in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Tracer Cloud and Consegna.Cloud

CyberCX has strengthened its position as a market leader for cloud security and solutions, with the acquisition of cloud specialist companies Tracer Cloud and Consegna Cloud.

Why you should never post photos of your boarding pass

In an interview with, Adam Boileau warns many travellers are forgetting how much information is hiding in plain sight on their boarding pass.

Cyber bosses call on Labor to prioritise investment in local firms and workers to meet threats

Australia has been lucky so far in not experiencing a major cyber incident disrupting essential services, Steve Schupp told The West Australian.


Which industry protects your privacy best?

Australian companies are falling behind their international competitors when it comes to protecting the online privacy of their customers and users, a CyberCX study has found.

Russia-Ukraine war and the state of cyber

While the suffering of the people of Ukraine remains the most pressing issue around Russia's invasion, this war also has implications for global cyber security.

Cyber-attacks are ‘inevitable’

After a landmark $9.9b investment in cyber security was announced in the Federal Budget, Katherine Mansted told Sky News “It’s right and proper that Australia should be investing more here.”

Budget includes single biggest spend on cyber security yet

Katherine Mansted spoke with ABC News about the major cyber spending measures announced in the 2022 Federal Budget.

War in Ukraine: Aussie firms in Russia’s crosshairs

Companies that put their ‘heads above the parapet’ and speak out against Russia are facing an elevated risk of cyber attacks, Katherine Mansted told The Australian.

Privacy by Design Awards

Be amongst the first to learn which brands lead the pack at the inaugural CyberCX Privacy by Design Awards Dinner. Hosted by Alastair MacGibbon, the dinner will feature keynote presentations from global and Australian privacy leaders Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Angelene Falk, and Julie Inman Grant.

Australia's electricity grid increasingly vulnerable to hackers via solar panels, smart devices

Alastair MacGibbon told ABC News the risks were growing as the electricity system became more complex.

National Security Podcast: Consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine

In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Katherine Mansted joins industry guests to discuss initial reactions to the unfolding conflict in Ukraine.

Cyber Realism in a Time of War

It turns out that the next war was not fought in cyberspace after all. Or at least the start of it has not been, writes Ciaran Martin in this opinion piece for Lawfare.

International hackers answer Ukraine's call to launch cyber operations against Russia

The digital skirmishes between Ukraine and Russia could impact Australia in two ways, Alastair MacGibbon told ABC News.

CyberCX appoints Karina Mansfield as Managing Director of Phriendly Phishing, announcing substantial investment and global growth

CyberCX, Australia and New Zealand’s leading cyber security services provider, announces appointment of Karina Mansfield...

Russia invasion of Ukraine: New Zealanders should be wary of potential disruption from cyberattacks

New Zealand's security services have warned businesses to be ready for impacts to the country's computers and networks from the escalating conflict in Ukraine, writes Adam Boileau.

Russian cyber attacks could inadvertently hit Australia, warns government cyber agency

Australian cyber security firm CyberCX issued a new threat advisory warning that the threat to Australian and New Zealand firms has "materially increased" due to the conflict in Europe.

Cyber security ‘higher on the agenda’ amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

Alastair MacGibbon spoke with Sky News Australia on the cyber risks to Australian organisations of ongoing Ukraine-Russia tensions.

Cyber soldiers and the final frontier will influence the next war. Is Australia ready?

Cyber offensive capabilities will prove crucial in the next war. Katherine Mansted spoke with the Sydney Morning Herald about Australia’s readiness to fight online.

Experts call to educate ordinary Australians over foreign interference

Katherine Mansted spoke with ABC Radio National about the growing number of foreign intelligence operatives using social media and dating apps to recruit Australians with...

CyberCX expands its New Zealand capability with acquisition of Cyber Research NZ Limited

Australia and New Zealand’s leading cyber security services provider expands its trans-Tasman capability with the acquisition...

Why a cyber security expert thinks people are turning away from social media giants

Alastair MacGibbon spoke with 2GB’s Mark Levy about online and social media scams.

The sad (and frustrating) reality about scam texts and calls

Scam texts and calls are on the rise. Alastair MacGibbon spoke to 3AW Melbourne's Neil Mitchell, saying that unfortunately there is...

Essential services at risk as local governments face escalating cyber threats

A new report from CyberCX identifies key cyber threats facing local government organisations across Australia, including...

Defend, deter, disrupt: Ending the scourge of cybercrime

In conversation with Ciaran Martin, Katherine Mansted and Alastair MacGibbon...

You have been hacked

Jana Dekanovska featured on Aesthetic Medical Practitioner discussing how to protect business and patients from ransomware and cyber extortionists.

Cyber extortion attacks more than doubled in first half of 2021: new guidance from CyberCX

CyberCX has today released guidance for organisations across Australia and New Zealand on how to...

The 100th National Security Podcast - what can we learn from 2021?

Katherine Mansted joined the 100th National Security Podcast to explore the big events from the last 12 months and analyse how...

Inside the security breach throwing the IT world into a panic

Adam Boileau spoke with The Spinoff about the widespread implications of the Log4j vulnerability, which has “set the internet...

‘Open secret' NZ has offensive cyber capability, security firm says

Adam Boileau spoke with about what could be done to take some of the fight back to cyber criminals in the face of a ransomware “pandemic”.

In pursuit of the secure board

Alastair MacGibbon joined The Secure Board in this episode to discuss the role of directors in cyber security governance.

PM is promising to ramp up investment in critical future technologies

Alastair MacGibbon spoke with Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National Drive about the Australian government’s recently...

Ex-security chief: we have privatised our cyber security. The winners are the hackers

Ciaran Martin wrote for Prospect Magazine about the state of cyber security in 2021 and the need for a sustained effort across...

ISO 27001

CyberCX is delighted to report that we have achieved certification against the International...

CyberCX named Leader in ISG’s 2021 Provider Lens™

CyberCX has again performed well in the annual Information Services Group (ISG) Provider Lens...

CyberCX appoints former head of UK National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin to Global Advisory Board

CyberCX today announced it has appointed Ciaran Martin, former Chief Executive of...

CyberCX drives US growth and investment plans with senior executive appointment

CyberCX has appointed leading cyber security executive, Larry Letow, to drive its US expansion...

In conversation with Tim Watts MP with Alastair MacGibbon.

This instalment of our Cyber Dialogue webcast series features Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security Tim Watts MP...

In conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers (ret.) and Alastair MacGibbon

CyberCX Chief Strategy Officer Alastair MacGibbon is joined by Admiral Michael Rogers...