August 25 2016
Electronic signatures: what are the benefits?
Reasons a business enter into contract typically include commercial gain. If a signed contract is returned incomplete or late – or worse, a signature has been forged – it could end up costing some or all of the parties involved. According to Brad Newton, vice president of DocuSign ANZ, businesses can avoid these types of Read More…
August 18 2016
Are your employees making these document security mistakes?
Document security is vital for any business. Errors in this area can lead to consequences like client confidentiality being broken or even identity theft. You might understand the importance of document security measures, but are your employees taking the same precautions? Below are some basic document security mistakes that even the most loyal employees make. Read More…
August 17 2016
How poor security could cost your business
Does you business have a spare $2.82 million? That’s how much you can expect to pay, on average, if your organisation falls victim to a data breach in Australia. Poor security is one sure-fire way to send your organisation into the red – or at least to the bank manager for a loan. Research by Ponemon Read More…
July 21 2016
The Pokémon Go craze: a security risk for SMEs?
Forget politics – the biggest talking point in Australia right now is Pokémon Go. The wildly popular mobile game has seen legions of gamers, including working-age adults, take to the streets to capture virtual monsters. An IT security company told Dynamic Business that if gamers aren’t careful they could fall prey to malware and hackers Read More…
June 20 2016
SMEs vulnerable to sophisticated email scam
Business Email Compromise (BEC), also known as CEO Fraud, is the malicious scheme costing the business world billions of dollars. While the perpetrators tend to target large organisations, small to medium businesses caught out by the scheme have the most to lose, a cybersecurity expert warned. Tim Bentley, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand at Read More…
May 9 2016
Protect your data and reputation in five steps
Protecting customer and company data is a major concern facing Australian businesses today. No doubt this business dilemma has been intensified by the rise in cyber attacks upon organisations of all sizes, affecting their ability to keep data secure. According to the Australian Signals Directorate cyber attacks on Australian businesses and government increased by 20 Read More…
May 6 2016
Document Capture – Perception versus Reality
Document capture and the digital age go hand in hand. More and more companies than ever before are leveraging enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to help move them into the digital age of electronically storing and managing core business content. ECM technology in itself is a tried and proven means of efficiently managing information Read More…
March 31 2016
Containerisation: A strategic approach to BYOD
A few years ago, companies provided employees with mobile devices for official use so that they could monitor and control any sensitive company information or data that might have been stored on these devices. The company managed every aspect of the mobile device and the information stored on it. Times have changed. Not only have Read More…
January 27 2016
Top cybersecurity trends making an impact in the financial services industry in 2016
During 2015, a number of financial institutions across the world continued to be targets for cybercriminals looking to maximise their efforts. In fact, the impact of some high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the United States have been valued at over US$100 million. This has done nothing to increase confidence within the industry, as cybersecurity Read More…
January 12 2016
Is your small business secure online?
There can be no debate on whether internet has seeped its way into the world of business, including small businesses. In fact, it might even be more appropriate to use the term bulldozed its way into it. And while this is definitely the case, there are still plenty of small businesses (according to some sources Read More…
December 2 2015
The attacker’s target: the small business
Cybercrime is increasing at epidemic proportions and impacting everyone from consumers to Small to Medium Businesses (SMB’s) and large corporations, however you may not be aware that SMBs are becoming the cybercriminal’s “sweet spot”. SMBs have a number of unique characteristics which make them an attractive target which includes having sufficiently valuable information to make Read More…
October 8 2015
A two-step approach for SMBs to combat zero day threats
New security breaches are uncovered almost daily – any one of which can jeopardise your company, place your intellectual property at risk, and cause damage to your company’s bottom line and reputation. Cyber criminals are increasingly aggressive, well-funded and persistent, and these days, no company can ever be completely safe from the most determined attackers. Read More…
October 8 2015
The rise of visual hackers: Are you vulnerable?
We have all heard of ‘hacking’, but what about ‘visual hacking’? When we think of hackers we imagine a web savvy individual, breaking passwords and firewalls to glean confidential personal and business information. But for the eagle-eyed there’s already a wealth of data up for grabs in the public arena thanks to our increasing use Read More…
September 11 2015
Fires, floods and disaster recovery
For years summer in Australia has had a reputation as a time for backyard barbeques, beaches and holidays but recently, businesses have begun to view our hottest months in a new light. The increasing severity of storms and cyclones, devastating floods, unexpected power outages, plus the long dry spells that can lead to devastating bushfires Read More…
August 13 2015
Is your customer data safe in the event of a disaster?
It’s common for companies to make significant investments in products and services expecting an even more significant return. Disaster recovery, however, is a rare exception: It’s perhaps the only service in which businesses invest hoping it never has to be used. By not planning for the worst-case scenario, SMBs accept an unnecessary risk of losing Read More…