aA
Oct. 15th, 2019, Australia’s Deakin University Prof. Matthew Warren, Deputy Director of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation was in Vilnius to attend the Innovations SOCIN Conference.
Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren
© Organizatorių nuotr.

The prolific author and cybersecurity expert urged computer users to stay virus free and avoid hackers by using multi-factor authentication requiring a mobile telephone.

“It’s easier to steal your virtual credentials than your physical ones,” said Prof. Warren, who attended the Social Innovations (SOCIN) Conference in Vilnius.

He also lectured to students at Mykolas Romeris University on cybersecurity.

“Hacking has become the new normal,” he said. In Australia, considered a richer nation, hackers are targeting smaller businesses with less than 200 employees,” he noted.

Smaller businesses have minimal levels of security and they are often a target of phone or other scams, he said.

He urged those that can to use Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which gives users an encrypted connection, that hackers find harder to crack.

In addition, he warned travelers and others to be careful in airports and not use just any cable or cord, when trying to log onto the Internet. “People often buy their own cables at the airport,” he added, which ensures that the cable is free of malware or a virus.

You can not tell the difference between a good cord and a bad cord, he said.

Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren
© Organizatorių nuotr.


Also, when surfing the Internet, he urged users to be careful what advertising and ads they open. You can be redirected to a site that may be suspicious.

While Australia faces different challenges in the cyber sphere, Prof. Warren said he was in Vilnius to learn more about fake news and hybrid warfare.

“I am here to understanding what is happending and partner with institutions – universities, to do joint research and safeguard Lithuania and Australia,” he said.

Prof. Warren conducts research in the areas of Cybersecurity, and Computer Ethics. He has authored and co-authored over 300 books, book chapters, journal papers and conference papers. He reviews research proposals submitted to the Australian Research Council and the South African National Research Foundation. Prof. Warren is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

DELFI EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from DELFI.

Tourism: Lithuania had biggest growth of nights spent in EU

In 2019, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in the European Union (EU) is expected...

No contamination found in Curonian Lagoon fish

Tests have found no contamination in fish from the Curonian Lagoon despite the release of untreated...

Debates started to get a grip on environmental polluters

The of Lithuanian Seimas during its extraordinary session on Thursday started deliberating a package...

Lithuanian scientists create new breakthrough technology

Panevėžys Mechatronics Center (PMC) announced about the creation of a new breakthrough technology...

Bad news for travel lovers from Wizzair

Hungarian airline Wizz Air will no longer fly from Vilnius to Reykjavik and Athens as of late...

Top news

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

No contamination found in Curonian Lagoon fish

Tests have found no contamination in fish from the Curonian Lagoon despite the release of untreated...

Cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began their work

First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of...

Tourism: Lithuania had biggest growth of nights spent in EU

In 2019, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in the European Union (EU) is expected...