Are we losing the battle against cybercrime?
One in three Australians can expect to be impacted by cybercrime or a data breach which releases their personal details, according to a Deakin cybersecurity expert.
Damien Manuel, Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, said the risk had increased from one in four Australians only a few years ago, as cybercriminals find more creative ways to hack through our digital defences.
“Australians lost more than $10 million to scammers last year and cybercrime appears headed in one direction,” Mr Manuel said.
“Everyone has a story about a relative, parent or child who has been a victim of digital crime, through a phone or email scam, a malicious website or attachment like ransomware. Last week we saw a number of hospitals and patients impacted across Victoria.”
The following is Mr Manuel's Podcast Cybercrime...Is this the battle we are destined to lose? has been published as part of Deakin’s new disruptr podcast series.
Damien Manuel is Director, Centre for Cyber Security Solutions a Deakin University.