These days it is difficult to imagine a world without emails, online banking, social media and the convenience of click and collect. Our lives are increasingly lived and managed online.
We pay a price for convenience and efficiency though, with high volumes of personal data stored and mined. This information is valuable leaving us vulnerable to cybercrime, systemic failure and data corruption.
Almost 60 per cent of Australian businesses experienced security breaches in 2016 and that number is set to increase as cyber attacks grow in scale and sophistication. Graduates skilled in mathematics and statistics are top of recruitment wish lists as companies seek to keep ahead and build capability.