Media Interviews, Opinion Pieces, and News Articles

    Secure Digital Voting

  1. Is digital voting secure enough for national elections?
    Kaspersky, October 2020
  2. New Zealand's Stock Exchange: Cyber Attacks and Cybersecurity

  3. Who was behind the NZX attacks? A broad outline emerges
    NZ Herald, September 10, 2020
  4. Australian shares end near 1-month lows, dire GDP data eyed
    Reuters, September 1, 2020
  5. NZX cyber attacks: Computer expert calls for a global crackdown on digital crimes
    Newshub (NZ), September 1, 2020
  6. Lessons learned from cyberattacks (Audio from 0'7'')
    Newstalk ZB (NZ), September 1, 2020
  7. New Zealand stock exchange hacks: who is behind them and why now? Explainer
    The Guardian, September 1, 2020
  8. NZX website woes continue with main site crashing after successful morning
    Stuff (NZ), September 1, 2020
  9. Cyber attack campaign warning – Expert Reaction
    Science Media Centre (NZ), August 31, 2020
  10. Mitigation to prevent cyberattacks (Audio from 1'59'')
    Newstalk ZB (NZ) Afternoon, August 29, 2020
  11. New Zealand needs to be better prepared for cyberattacks (Audio from 1'56'')
    Newstalk ZB (NZ) Morning, August 29, 2020
  12. Trading on NZX disrupted... Dr Rizwan Asghar of the School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland explains the impact it has had (Podcast from 13'27'')
    BBC World Business Report (a daily programme on BBC World Service radio, which broadcasts to 20m people in English weekly), August 28, 2020
  13. New Zealand bourse resumes trade after cyber attacks, government activates security systems
    Reuters, August 28, 2020
  14. Spooks called in as cyberattacks again halt NZ stock exchange
    Yahoo News (via AFP), August 28, 2020
  15. New Zealand Bourse Resumes Trade After Cyber Attacks, Government Activates Security Systems
    The New York Times, August 27, 2020
  16. New Zealand Bourse Resumes Trade After Cyber Attacks, Government Activates Security Systems
    U.S.News, August 27, 2020
  17. Serious cyber-attack on NZX could have been ‘easily avoided’ - expert (Video)
    1News TVNZ, August 26, 2020
  18. NZX comes under another cyber attack (Audio - 2'05'')
    Midday Report, RNZ (Radio New Zealand), August 26, 2020
  19. NZX down again after another cyber attack
    Evening, RNZ (Radio New Zealand), August 26, 2020
  20. NZX down in second day of complex attack
    BusinessDesk (NZ), August 26, 2020
  21. NZX resumes trading after second cyber attack
    Stuff (NZ), August 26, 2020
  22. Introducing Research Groups

  23. Introducing the Cybersecurity Research Group
    LinkedIn, September 15, 2020
  24. Introducing the Computing Education and Learning Technology (CELT) Research Group
    LinkedIn, September 2, 2020
  25. Introducing Computer Networks, Internet and Mobile Computing Research
    LinkedIn, July 22, 2020
  26. Contact Tracing and Privacy

  27. Covid-19 and the privacy trade-off
    Newsroom, May 22, 2020
  28. Covid-19 and the privacy trade-off
    News and Opinion, The University of Auckland, May 22, 2020
  29. Online Voting

  30. Are we ready for Online Voting? (Audio - 17'51'')
    RNZ (Radio New Zealand), November 13, 2019
  31. Is Aotearoa ready for online voting?
    Newsroom, November 11, 2019
  32. Is Aotearoa ready for online voting?
    News and Opinion, The University of Auckland, November 11, 2019
  33. Online Scams

  34. Want protection from online scams? Try these tips
    Newsroom, April 18, 2019
  35. Tips for protection from online scams
    News and Opinion, The University of Auckland, April 18, 2019
  36. Cyberattacks and Cybersecurity

  37. Cyberattack, cybersecurity and protecting New Zealand
    DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing Magazine, May 8, 2019
  38. Cyberattacks, cybersecurity and protection
    Newsroom, September 21, 2018
  39. Cyberattack, cybersecurity and protecting NZ
    News and Opinion, The University of Auckland, September 21, 2018
  40. Take 10 with... Rizwan Asghar
    Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland, April 2018
  41. eConsent: Precision Driven Health (PDH)

  42. Dynamic Consent
    Orion Health, October 25, 2017
  43. Social Media: An Open Target

  44. Social media open target for scammers: Experts
    Te Waha Nui, October 19, 2016
  45. Oblivion

  46. Computer Science graduates return for Alumni Showcase
    Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland, October 15, 2016
  47. Pakistani researcher develops software that can erase unwanted information from internet faster than Google
    Tribune (PK), November 11, 2015
  48. Pakistani engineer develops a software that can erase you from internet even quicker than Google
    Daily Pakistan, August 11, 2015
  49. Pakistani Researcher develops a software that can erase you off Internet faster than Google
    Tech Juice (PK), August 11, 2015
  50. Kiwi sends online footprint into 'Oblivion' (Video)
    3 News (NZ), August 10, 2015
  51. How to wipe yourself off the Internet
    NZ Herald, August 2, 2015
  52. Could the 'Right to be Forgotten' become automated? Oblivion software could help Google remove hundreds of people from the web in seconds
    Daily Mail (UK), June 26, 2015
  53. 'Oblivion' Is the Software That Could Automate the 'Right to Be Forgotten'
    Motherboard, June 22, 2015


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