From schoolchildren to grandparents, everyone with an inbox has received scam emails that take a mass distribution approach. There is, though, a new breed of scam that is carefully targeted at businesses… and some are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars before they find out.
Passwords are regularly leaked onto the dark web, but it’s easier than ever to find out if you have been caught up in a data breach. Read our top tips for keeping your personal details safe online.
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.