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Security
  • June 3 2019 When it comes to security, there is no finish line

    Byline: Jim Cook, Regional ANZ Director, Malwarebytes The introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) in February 2018 focused the attention of Australian businesses on security. Since that time, there have been more than 800 breaches reported – the majority of them from the healthcare sector. With this focus in mind, the business sector Read More…

  • May 7 2019 Optus Business and Wholesale partners with Sophos to protect small businesses

    Optus Business and Wholesale today announced it has selected Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, as its main cybersecurity technology partner. “Our goal is to protect the data of small businesses at the points where it is most vulnerable – at the endpoint and through phishing and suspicious URL attacks that target Read More…

  • May 2 2019 Password security big issue for Aussies

    The LastPass by LogMeIn Global Password Security Report surveyed over 43,000 businesses and individuals, revealing: Each of us shares six passwords with our co-workers – if one of those passwords is hacked, every employee that has that password can be compromised. 50 per cent of users don’t create different passwords for work and personal accounts Another LastPass survey Read More…

  • April 8 2019 Four cybersecurity steps for small business

    A recent survey commissioned by Prospa found that more than half (54%) of small business owners spend at least 6 days a week on their venture, with one in four (28%) working 7 days.  When faced with the pressures of running a small business – from managing cashflow to acquiring customers to organising a new Read More…

  • April 1 2019 7 steps to better data management

    Managing data correctly and as efficiently as possible is crucial for all businesses as data is the very basis of what organisations are built upon. It covers clients, contacts, employees, forecasts, investors/investment, past business failures, past business successes, and lots more meaningful information that, when managed correctly, can help to grow an organisation and minimise Read More…

  • February 20 2019 Making informed security choices amid the growing reach of digital

    Digital technology and cloud services are so ubiquitous today we often take easy access to services for granted without considering our information security first. As we begin 2019, it’s time to start making more informed choices about security to prevent a data breach before it happens. What are we not informed about? Cheap and easy Read More…

  • February 15 2019 Getting smarter: why it pays to protect yourself and your data online in 2019

    Once upon a time, it was the stuff of espionage and thriller films – a la Tron, Enemy of the State and The Bourne Ultimatum. These days, hacking and data theft are in the mainstream and in our faces, what seems like every other day. Last year’s news agenda was heavy on stories of internet Read More…

  • February 4 2019 Help! My bank account’s been cleaned out by another ‘me’

    Mistaken identity is a perennial movie plot. Who can forget the classic suspense flick, North by Northwest which has ad man Cary Grant on the run after being mistaken for a government agent? Or Date Night which sees a romantic evening turn dangerous after a married couple take up the dinner reservation of a couple of no-shows? Read More…

  • September 25 2018 Avoiding the two most common security risks for your device

    Advanced digital technology has reached a point where it has become a key and inseparable part of our lives, but it is not without its caveats. With so much potential, both in terms of creativity and exploitation, it is only natural that those of less than scrupulous morals have openly sought out digital devices as Read More…

  • July 24 2018 Cyber security tips for a hacker-free winter holiday

    Top ways to enjoy a hacker-free holiday.

  • July 20 2018 How to protect your business from ransomware cyber attacks

    How to protect your business from ransomware attacks.

  • May 28 2018 Should the EU General Data Protection Regulation become the global privacy standard? What does the GDPR mean for your business?

    Do we always know when companies collect personal information about us? When we choose to provide personal information, do we know how it will be used and stored? Often we do not. The scale of the problem of improper data collection was illustrated by recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a research and marketing firm, likely Read More…

  • May 23 2018 Investment scams cost Australians $64 million in 2017

    The ACCC is warning investors to be wary of scammers after its 9thannual ‘Targeting scams report’ revealed that Investment scams had increased by more than 8 per cent, costing Australians $64 million in 2017. This week marks Scams Awareness Week 2018 and ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard warns that ‘some scams are becoming very sophisticated Read More…

  • May 8 2018 Is your business the victim of cryptojacking?

    Cryptojacking – where cybercriminals hijack CPU power and electricity from unsuspecting computer users to mine cryptocurrencies – can cripple a company’s network, increasing their costs and reducing productivity, warns Fernando Serto, Head of Security Technology and Strategy at Akamai Technologies (APAC). “The idea behind crypto mining on end user devices was originally conceived as a Read More…

  • May 7 2018 Why the key to withstanding data breaches in your SME is reducing how much data you store

    Amid a flurry of high-profile attacks and the tightening of privacy regulations, organisations are increasingly seeking ways to minimise the risk of suffering a data breach. Personal details of customers, credit card numbers and corporate financial records – are all eagerly sought by cyber criminals. In an increasingly digital business environment, keeping such data safe Read More…