The internet was not designed with security in mind. People with malicious intent are taking full advantage of its openness to disrupt the activities of individuals, enterprises, and states. It is assumed that the cyber attack on the Australian Parliament House in March came from a state-based actor. There has also been a recent surge in cyber incidents in the healthcare sector. Cyber criminals understand that this sector is a vulnerable pressure point and hospitals hit by ransomware attacks have had to part with significant sums of money. Nation states have also paid millions in ransomware attacks in 2021 alone. With other forms of cybercrime, the stakes can be far higher. Cyber attacks on military hardware such as unmanned aerial vehicles, could have decisive impacts on military engagements. So clearly, cybersecurity has implications for international relations.
In this talk, Dr. Ahmed will focus on how easy it is to launch cyber attacks, Australia's stance on cyber security, and what individuals can do to ensure cyber safety.
About the Speaker
Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed is currently working as Lecturer of Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University. Mohiuddin has been working in the areas of data analytics and cyber security, in particular false data injection attacks in Internet of Health Things (IoHT) and Internet of Flying Things (IoFT). His research projects are funded by different external agencies. He has edited books on data analytics, security analytics, blockchain, edge computing, enterprise security, and explainable artificial intelligence for cyber security. He has also engaged with media outlets such as newspaper, magazine, The Conversation etc. He is also an Association for Computing Macinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker, Australian Computer Society Certified Professional, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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