A bank heist in 2020 isn't about having firepower.
If the mathematical or cryptographic implementation in security systems isn't
done right it is as easy as walking into an unlocked vault.
So one event that woke the world up to
cyber security was the Bangladesh bank heist conducted by the lazarus
group. Hundreds of millions of dollars were
stolen and no one had even noticed until 24 hours later.
The old way of doing things is still making sure that the
mathematics of security are complicated enough
to protect the sensitive information but criminals are creative and they'll find
new ways to get around that software. What I learn and what's most exciting
about cyber security is the nature of innovation in the space
it's kind of like being a secret agent who can thwart the baddies all around
the world by detecting threats to companies.
We're still innovating around how to discover errors and vulnerabilities. It is our job
to discover them all and then automate the process so that we
can predict these events before they happen. You need to think outside the box
and be creative about your cyber security. It's a game of cat and mouse -
you need to out-think the young mercenary hackers.
The most employable graduates in the state started exploring the unknown at
The University of Queensland. Make UQ your first preference.