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“Prevention is really important”: The ACCC urges businesses to be wary of business email compromise scams

Posted by MailGuard on 30 April 2021 13:07:45 AEST

Business email compromise (BEC) scams have been around for a while, but their continued success at bringing down organisations (both large & small) shows we’re dealing with an adversary that is constantly looking for ways to exploit our systems, our psychology & our trust.  

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MFA: Identity is the “new security perimeter”

Posted by MailGuard on 30 April 2021 12:53:36 AEST

It’s integral that businesses proactively take steps to enhance identity-related security measures like MFA because since the COVID-19 pandemic, “identity has become the new security perimeter” according to many experts, including Microsoft. 

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The U.S. tax season has begun — and so has hunting season for scammers. Watch out for these 3 types of email scams.

Posted by MailGuard on 23 April 2021 11:48:55 AEST

The tax season has always been a busy one for scammers, but the ongoing uncertainty triggered by COVID-19 last year enabled them to augment their attacks and take further advantage of the fragile mental state of taxpayers and professionals – essentially, presenting scammers with an opportunity to use an enhanced sort of psychological warfare.

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Cyber-attacks targeting Australia’s critical infrastructure are proliferating. Is your business protected?

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2021 13:00:51 AEDT

PwC survey released at the end of 2020 highlighted fears of growing cyber-attacks targeting local critical infrastructure. Australian business leaders said that they were expecting more cyber-attacks in the next 12 months than their global peers, including 56% of local executives who anticipated attacks on the nation's critical infrastructure which could shut down vital services such as hospitals.”  

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Almost 70% of ANZ businesses plan to increase cybersecurity spending in 2021. Here's how to get the best bang for your buck

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2021 12:50:49 AEDT

Cybersecurity was a significant catalyst in facilitating productive remote work and ensuring business continuity in 2020. 

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eBook: 10 cyber-attacks that made headlines in 2020

Posted by MailGuard on 05 March 2021 13:47:06 AEDT

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, and with more businesses operating remotely, the global scourge of cybercrime became even more calamitous in 2020.

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5 cyber-attacks you may have missed since the start of 2021

Posted by MailGuard on 29 January 2021 13:48:43 AEDT

While challenging, 2020 drove long-overdue review of our approach to cybersecurity for many, especially with the explosion of COVID-19 themed cybercrime targeting remote workforces.

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WEF Global Risks Report 2021: Cybersecurity failure is among the top 4 most pressing “clear and present dangers” worldwide

Posted by MailGuard on 29 January 2021 13:32:12 AEDT

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation among many businesses, but also simultaneously exposed their cyber vulnerabilities and levels of unpreparedness against insidious, targeted cyber threats. 

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Our holiday season operating hours

Posted by MailGuard on 18 December 2020 13:15:01 AEDT

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone for your invaluable support throughout what has been a tumultuous year.  

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Microsoft Inspire 2020 – Some highlights and key takeaways

Posted by MailGuard on 30 July 2020 17:10:39 AEST

For the first time ever, Microsoft Inspire 2020, was an all-virtual conference this year.

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Business email compromise scams cost Australians $132 million last year. What are you doing to keep your business safe?

Posted by MailGuard on 10 July 2020 14:28:03 AEST

Defending against Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks has long been a key component of many businesses’ cybersecurity strategies.

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PM Scott Morrison announces Australia is under a “sophisticated cyber-attack”: How can our businesses remain cyber-secure?

Posted by MailGuard on 03 July 2020 12:47:58 AEST

As many of you know by now, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in a press conference last month that Australian private & public sector companies are being targeted in a massive cyber-attack by a "sophisticated state-based cyber actor". 

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EOFY scams are coming. And this year, they may be more dangerous than ever.

Posted by MailGuard on 15 May 2020 11:19:01 AEST

The End of Financial Year (EOFY) is approaching – a period that notoriously witnesses a spike in finance and tax-related scams affecting business worldwide. Just this past month, we’ve intercepted several such email scams, including those brandjacking banks like ANZ & other financial institutions, and those containing statements of accounts. 

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Privacy Awareness Week 2020: Let’s play our part and “reboot our privacy”

Posted by MailGuard on 07 May 2020 14:53:25 AEST

This week marks Privacy Awareness Week 2020, an initiative by The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). It aims to highlight the importance of protecting personal information and to help organisations and employees across Australia navigate the privacy landscape.

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COVID-19 scams continue to dominate headlines: Experts predict 30-40% hike in cyber-attacks

Posted by MailGuard on 24 April 2020 15:53:49 AEST

About a month ago, we reported a rise in COVID-19 themed email scams that were infiltrating inboxes worldwide. These included emails impersonating the World Health Organization, through to those selling face masks at unbelievable prices.

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