Urgency, Curiosity, Fear: The phishing weapon set

Posted by MailGuard on 21 December 2021 10:44:51 AEDT

In 2020, Australians lost over $850 million to scams. A new report by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission found phishing was the most reported type of scam across the country, rising to “unprecedented levels” in comparison to 2019. “Phishing activity thrived during the pandemic. Over 44,000 reports were received, representing a 75% increase,” the report stated.  

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Scams Week 2021: Let's Talk Scams with Delia Rickard

Posted by MailGuard on 08 November 2021 14:22:48 AEDT

Screen Shot 2021-11-08 at 1.44.35 pmWe would like to thank the ACCC for providing us with this valuable interview with ACCC Deputy Chair, Delia Rickard, discussing tips on how to have a conversation about scams with our networks. While her comments are primarily geared towards consumers and individuals, it’s important to note that businesses and their employees can be vulnerable too.

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Defending Cyber Threats: Have You Implemented the Baseline Essentials?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 October 2021 13:22:00 AEDT

Cybersecurity threats are at an all-time high and expected to intensify as we head into a new world of work, with a greater reliance on technology. Now, more than any other time in history, businesses need to have implemented, at the very least, baseline security measures, in order to be protected. As we near the end of 2021, and as our customers start gearing up for a more cyber resilient 2022, it can only be of benefit to review baseline cyber threat mitigation strategies to ensure we’re running a tight ship. 

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Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defences from the NCSA

Posted by MailGuard on 14 October 2021 17:08:38 AEDT

We would like to thank the National Cyber Security Alliance for providing the following valuable information to help protect from phishing threats. 

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Building Cyber Resilience: 6 Practical Solutions for Managing a Hybrid Workforce

Posted by MailGuard on 29 September 2021 13:26:46 AEST

“Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation. And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places and processes” 

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Preparing For A Cybersecurity Attack: Is Compromise Inevitable?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 20 September 2021 13:32:31 AEST

Compromise can happen to anyone. It’s no longer a case of ‘If a cyberattack hits my business’ but ‘A cyberattack will hit my business’. We have come a long way from the thinking that only certain types of businesses (or business functions) could be the recipient of a cyberattack. Most security professionals now assume that a breach is inevitable and prepare accordingly.

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Password Best Practise: A Must-Have Layer of Cyber Defense

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 August 2021 13:19:46 AEST

We all use passwords. In fact, we need them to access almost any online device. They are the key to retrieving sensitive data, whether it be online banking, classified company documents or social profiles, such as LinkedIn. They’re the first line of defense to protect crucial information, and often the most vulnerable. It’s not surprising then, that cybercriminals often create phishing scams to steal password credentials in order to procure data for use in criminal activity.

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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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Warning: Massive phishing campaigns are targeting millions of Office 365 users worldwide. Here’s how you can protect your business.

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 July 2020 18:06:56 AEST

Office 365 users are prime targets of criminal-intent email threats, and this continues to be reinforced by recent reports of massive phishing campaigns threatening to cause catastrophic damage to businesses.

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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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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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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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