For many organisations, it is already happening without their knowledge, with the average time for detection a staggering 196 days. Keeping your organisation protected from cyber-crime isn’t easy, so we asked our security experts how businesses can stay safer and reduce IT risk.
In an ideal world, no hacker would ever breach your defences, and you’d happily go about your business without having to think about recovering from cyber-security events. The real world isn’t like that. 62% of businesses are attacked at least weekly, with one in ten being hit every hour or continuously1. In the game of cat-and-mouse between hackers and the organisations they target, there are no guarantees.
In business, there is something to be said for reaching out to do the right thing, not merely the minimum acceptable. That is the case with new Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) laws introduced in Australia this year. The renewed focus on data protection is welcome, and it will go some way to making us all safer online, but we should always do more to prevent breaches.
With massive, repeated ransomware attacks making news, and cyber-crime increasing rapidly, you’ve probably heard about the need for strong passwords. But the new breed of cyber-criminals are smart, organised, and very convincing; even the well-educated have been caught out. So, are strong passwords enough?
It seems like a legitimate request. A supplier invoice notifies you of a change of bank details. You update your system and make the payment. The invoice looks like any other – seems legit, right? Yet this can be all it takes to become the victim of fraud.
26 hours in airports, double booked flights, 42-degree heat and 24,000 steps a day: It can only be the week of the Black Hat and DEFCON conference. I attended the largest information security conference to discuss the current trends and issues facing the industry.
A wide spread ransomware campaign, known as WannaCry, has impacted organisations globally over the weekend.
In a time when new cyber risks emerge by the minute, a single line of defence no longer offers enough protection. Smart businesses need to look at a layered security approach.
Large or small, all businesses are vulnerable to security threats. Here we list five very good reasons why all organisations need the very best anti-virus solution.
Protecting users against spam can offer significant productivity gains. Spam can seriously impact efficiency and frustrate workers who depend on efficient email communications. Having an effective spam filtering program in place is vital in today’s business environment.
Cyber security is a major concern for many Australian businesses. With attacks becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, the online choices our employees make are more significant than ever. Having appropriate IT systems in place is essential, however, often overlooked is user awareness, which can make all the difference in protecting your organisation.
It is no surprise cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses over the last few years. Hackers are penetrating organisations with increased frequency and sophistication, and it is more important than ever to have advanced security measures in place.
It would be easy to think that only the big-name organisations are targets for cyber criminals, but in today’s environment, no business can afford to take a chance – and they don’t have to. The best practices of the world’s most secure organisations can translate into methods that work for all kinds of workplaces.
It is no surprise, cyber scammers are getting smarter. They are no longer sending poorly written emails that appear to be from well know suppliers; their new approach is much more deceitful.
Email is the primary method of communication in today’s electronic world – and the primary way that cyber-attackers target organisations.
Creating unique and secure codes is crucial to protecting yourself against digital theft. Surprisingly both “password” and “123456” are some of the most common and amongst the worst passwords still being used on the internet.