Craig McDonald

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CISOs - how closely are you working with your marketing teams?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 13 June 2019 11:11:44 AEST

I’ve always found marketing to be one of the most interesting business functions. Why? Because it’s one of those fields that holds the power to impact mindsets, attitudes, and ultimately influence action.  

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The 6 questions you should be asking your company’s CISO in 2019

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 May 2019 10:03:44 AEST

Worried that your company will be the next victim of a cyberattack? You should be. From Facebook to Google, Marriott Hotels to British Airways, it seems companies of all industries and sizes are increasingly susceptible to a cyberattack as each day passes.  

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Celebrating 18 super years in cloud email security. What a ride! But hold on to your seat, we’re just getting started.

Posted by Craig McDonald on 08 May 2019 10:03:55 AEST

The power of the pioneering spirit

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This Easter, don’t put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to cybersecurity

Posted by Craig McDonald on 18 April 2019 09:51:42 AEST

As Easter approaches, you may be planning on enjoying a fun weekend with your family, but cybercriminals are likely hopping around trying to send new email scams your way.  

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Don’t want your passwords getting stolen? Avoid these 3 mistakes

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 April 2019 16:26:34 AEDT

If you’ve been checking the news anytime in the past month you would have heard about the massive Citrix data breach, when hackers reportedly accessed 6 to 10 Terabytes (TB) of confidential internal information in early March.  

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Are We Ready To Defer To AI For Cybersecurity?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 April 2019 14:06:12 AEDT

Are you scared or excited about the future of AI? Perhaps a combination of both? As a technology insider, I’m really excited about the prospects for AI in the coming years, and the transformative implications it holds for each and every industry.

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Creating a cybersecurity budget? Here’s what to think about

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 March 2019 11:27:45 AEDT

Do you go on holidays without buying travel insurance? I sure don’t. When I’m in Champagne's exotic vineyards or tasting fine wine somewhere during my Taste Champagne adventures, I want to be sure that my trip isn’t ruined with a big hospital bill. 

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International Women’s Day 2019: Let’s accelerate the pace of change

Posted by Craig McDonald on 08 March 2019 09:20:22 AEDT

With MailGuard being a Gold Microsoft partner, my team and I have been privileged to work and interact closely with several senior members of the Microsoft partner network, such as Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President who oversees the company’s partner channel.

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Why are cybersecurity teams still viewed as ‘doom-mongers?’

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 February 2019 15:53:16 AEDT

If you work within the cybersecurity space, the terms “doom-mongers” or “scare-police” might sound familiar to you. If you feel that’s how the rest of your company views you, then you’re not alone. Thycotic’s 2019 European Cyber Security Teams Survey Report, found that as many as 63% of security professionals felt that their security teams are viewed as their company’s naysayers, often labelled as ‘doom-mongers’ or a ‘necessary evil’.

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Are Your IT and Infosec Leaders Up To The Task?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 February 2019 11:01:56 AEDT

Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem. Execs, the board, staff on the ground, and especially your IT and Infosec leaders. The question is, are they up to the high-pressure demands in these ever-changing times?  

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Building a cybersecurity tech stack: The importance of a multi-layered approach

Posted by Craig McDonald on 15 February 2019 10:08:50 AEDT

As a cybersecurity leader, I frequently get asked by business owners about how to build a cybersecurity tool stack that can combat current and future threats to a business. Choosing the right tech stack is hard, balancing budget pressures against your needs to get the best bang for your buck.  

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Why personal phones at work are risky business

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 February 2019 15:33:22 AEDT

Does Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) make sense for your business? With the potential for cost and time savings becoming increasingly evident, the chance for your staff to use their own devices to do work (especially away from the office) may be an exciting prospect.

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How Hannah in HR Can Cause a Data Leak Disaster: The Evolving Complexity of Business Email Compromise

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 February 2019 14:41:40 AEDT

Here’s a hypothetical example of a commonly observed type of email fraud:

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Attracting top cybersecurity talent: Building a stellar team

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 February 2019 13:27:48 AEDT

According to the 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015.

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Is your business prepared to handle a sudden email outage? Today?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 January 2019 14:56:14 AEDT

What would be the consequence if your business’ email was not accessible for 30 minutes? How about a full day? A week?

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