Craig McDonald

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80% of Australian companies believe their cybersecurity investments are ‘failing’, according to Accenture survey. How can we keep our businesses protected?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 June 2020 13:28:23 AEST

Why are some business owners still not paying attention and underestimating a real business risk? A staggering 80% of Australian companies believe their cybersecurity investments are ‘failing’.

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Cyber-attacks on Toll Group, BlueScope, Service NSW are “just the tip of the iceberg”: Alastair MacGibbon

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 May 2020 11:06:53 AEST

In a year already marred by natural and biological crises, cybersecurity failures remain a critical threat. 

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Is your business ready to defend itself from sinister scams this EOFY?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 May 2020 14:05:59 AEST

Tax refunds supposedly from national taxation bodies. Requests to verify accounts from well-known banks via a link. Attachments containing delayed invoices from suppliers. 

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Sex(tortion), Lies and Videotape – the seedy depths of cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 May 2020 12:11:07 AEST

“I am a hacker who has access to your operating system. I also have full access to your account. I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were impacted with malware through an adult site that you visited.”

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How cyber-resilient is your business? The ACSC says even “Australian Govt. still requires further improvement to meet the rapidly evolving cyber security threat environment.”

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 April 2020 13:24:39 AEST

In its report to Parliament in March, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) stated that Commonwealth entities continue to improve their cyber security; however, ongoing effort is required to maintain the currency and effectiveness of cyber security measures.

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Remote working & keeping you safe from cybercrime: Top questions answered

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 April 2020 14:21:07 AEST

It’s been several weeks since many companies (mine included) implemented a remote working policy to keep our employees safe in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Tesla: What the world’s largest tech giants taught me about dealing with a pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 April 2020 10:16:38 AEST

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, new reports showcasing the good, bad and ugly side of tech continue to emerge every day. The world applauded when mobile device monitoring was enlisted to enforce self-isolation, but it was also horrifying to see cybercriminals setting up fake websites offering fraudulent Coronavirus vaccines.  

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“Be cyber-alert, not cyber-alarmed”: 5 ways to protect your business as remote working spikes

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 April 2020 16:38:17 AEDT

Recently, we have seen a surge in cyber-attacks that are capitalising on fears around COVID-19, like this scam intercepted by my team at the end of February, and wider media reports like this one with cybercriminals creating thousands of illegitimate Coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis. 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Tech: 14 days since COVID-19 Declared a Pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 16:08:54 AEDT

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two weeks on, and we are seeing technology at its best and worst. Technology is all around us, and as business leaders and tech partners, we understand its power – for good and evil. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the ways that tech is being enlisted during the current crisis.

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Mental/ Physical Health and Isolation during COVID-19

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 10:51:38 AEDT

This week has been a challenging time of transition, not just for our team at MailGuard but for many organisations around the world. Implementing social distancing, switching to a remote workspace, modifying our regular routines and trying to create new health and hygiene habits can really take a toll on our mental health.

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Toll Group ransomware attack: Are you ready for the ripple effect?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 February 2020 13:24:53 AEDT

As many of you know by now, logistics giant Toll Group was in the news last week after they were hit by a ransomware attack called Mailto. This attack is usually delivered via an infected email, that was most likely clicked on by an unsuspecting employee which then infects systems running on Microsoft Windows, encrypting files and leaving a ransom note on-screen. The note says that the only way to get the files back is by paying a ransom in Bitcoin.  

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Toll Group ransomware attack: Don’t let it happen to you

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 February 2020 10:50:23 AEDT

Like many of you, I read the news that Toll Group confirmed that it is the victim of a “targeted ransomware attack.”

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Do you know who is accessing your company data right now?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 September 2019 14:30:33 AEST

It might be your CFO, reviewing transactions for the monthly executive payroll.  

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Mind Hack; taking advantage of human psychology, emotions and errors

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2019 17:25:47 AEST

Imagine a company with the most experienced cybersecurity team, and the best software and hardware defences. You’d probably think that this organisation won’t ever find itself on the end of a devastating cyber-attack, right? 

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78% of small businesses/startups employing staff are being targeted by cybercriminals

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 July 2019 16:00:12 AEST

I was going to begin this blog by posing a question to CEOs about ‘How high cybersecurity is on your list of priorities?’ 

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