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Breaking: Fake ATO email distributes malware on enormous scale

Tens of thousands of Australians are at risk of downloading a virus with a single click thanks to a malware spam email designed to impersonate the ATO.... Read More

Fake AGL ransomware invoice strikes again

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 14, 2016

 A new version of a phishing email impersonating energy giant AGL, and containing dangerous ransomware, is again hitting Australian inboxes.

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No surprises as spear-phishing and ransomware lead ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 12, 2016

 Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed.

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Cybersecurity experts converge on Melbourne: 10 things ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 11, 2016

 Some of the world’s top cybersecurity experts gathered in Melbourne this week for the Australian Internet Governance Forum.

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board (or in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 5, 2016

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Ten vital messages from PM Malcolm Turnbull’s US ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 3, 2016

 Australian expertise can help solve global cybersecurity headaches, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a US cybersecurity forum.

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Outmarketing the marketers: Why cybercriminals are ...

By Craig McDonald on Aug 1, 2016

There are many similarities between marketers and cybercriminals: the need for clickthrough, high engagement rates, an effective ROI, reaching the right audience. The list goes on.

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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 15, 2016

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 11, 2016

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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Learning & Development: Why smart businesses invest in ...

By Craig McDonald on Jun 29, 2016

Businesses spend millions of dollars every year on network and cyber security, yet they continue to lose millions. You have to ask why?

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Can your team answer this question: Why is ...

By Craig McDonald on Jun 20, 2016

Good internal communications are essential to the smooth operation of every organisation. Often the responsibility of department heads, particularly those in human resources and marketing, the effective implementation of communication strategies falls to every function of an organisation.

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Why the shortage of skilled cybersecurity experts will ...

By Craig McDonald on Jun 6, 2016

With our increasing reliance on new technologies and the ever-growing threat of cybercrime, the shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals is a major concern.

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'Drift Netting' - How secure is your payroll system?

By Craig McDonald on May 26, 2016

With the constant evolution of cyber threats, it is all too easy for businesses to get lost in the sea of terms used to describe different types of attacks.

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The IT department has become the first line of defence ...

By Craig McDonald on May 19, 2016

The IT department is a mainstay in every modern organisation, a crucial element in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

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Governance in 2016: Building a governance framework to ...

By Craig McDonald on May 17, 2016

When any business or organisation falls victim to a cyber attack, there are enormous financial repercussions, as well as legal issues and a suitable dent in your public reputation as an organisation.

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Breaking through the culture of denial: Why businesses ...

By Craig McDonald on May 6, 2016

There’s an elephant in the room that businesses are reluctant to address. 

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced the $230 million Cyber Security Strategy and referenced the ‘culture of denial’ that has existed amongst business and governments alike when it comes to cyber attacks.

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