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30 June 2021

White hat hacker and cybersecurity graduate protects NZ businesses online

Master of Cyber Security student Michael Tsai spends his days trolling client systems, searching for weak spots in IT systems. As a 'white hat hacker' he made quite a discovery during his internship.

2 December 2020

Why New Zealand is ideally placed to broker a truce between China and the Five Eyes alliance

With tension escalating between China and members of the Five Eyes security alliance, most recently over a Chinese tweet that used a doctored image to attack Australia, New Zealand is arguably in a prime position to broker a kind of truce.

19 August 2020

Jailing the Christchurch terrorist will cost New Zealand millions. A prisoner swap with Australia would solve more than one problem

There is no death penalty in New Zealand, unlike the United States. But Christchurch terrorist Brenton Tarrant, due for sentencing next week, will be going to jail for a very long time.

15 July 2020

Cyber security buffs tackle toughest online issues of our time

Last week, 146 budding cyber security specialists from across New Zealand went head to head in a series of tough tasks as part of the New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge.

12 June 2019

Establishing fitness to stand trial as the first step in Christchurch attack court process

The first question that will have to be answered before the case against the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque attacks can proceed is whether he is fit to stand trial.

30 May 2019

The country’s biggest Cyber Security Challenge is kicking off

Run by the University of Waikato’s CROW lab, the 2019 Cyber Security Challenge has started this week.

15 May 2019

How to end Afghanistan war as longest conflict moves towards fragile peace

Professor Alexander Gillespie looks at the ongoing negotiations.

3 May 2019

Graduating with her students

Brenda Midson’s graduating shoulder to shoulder with some of the many students she has taught.

5 April 2019

Why it might be time for New Zealand to reconsider the legal definition of murder

Dr Brenda Midson looks at why the country should reconsider the way in which murder is defined, in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

18 March 2019

Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack

Dr Joe Burton on what key points should shape the longer-term response by the New Zealand government.

12 March 2019

New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

Dr Brenda Midson looks at the implications of the recent change to the law.

25 February 2019

Caution: DIY DNA heading your way

Dr Andelka Phillips looks at whether the rapidly growing industry is becoming a rapidly growing risk to our rights and privacy.


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