Part 2: The Debate Rages On, Should Ransomware Payments Be Illegal?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 December 2021 10:32:56 AEDT

It’s one of the most contentious topics facing businesses and cybersecurity professionals at the moment: Should ransomware payments be illegal?

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5 Tips to Stay Safe From Phishers On Black Friday Weekend

Posted by MailGuard on 23 November 2021 09:45:30 AEDT

The holidays are fast approaching, and with retailers and consumers getting ready for the biggest sales of the year on Black Friday (the 26th of November), cybercriminals, who have been perfecting their social engineering techniques, are also gearing up to wreak havoc.  

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Should Government Contractors Be Legally Accountable for Failing to Meet Cybersecurity Standards?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 November 2021 16:06:50 AEDT

The verdict is in, most industry experts and business leaders agree that Government contractors should be legally accountable for not meeting cybersecurity standards. A somewhat harsh stance perhaps, or simply being cruel to be kind?

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Is Email Security a Priority for Leaders? The Poll Says 'No'

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 November 2021 14:36:25 AEDT

The facts and figures are quite clear. We only need to look at the latest news headlines to witness the upwards trend of cyber threats that are facing individuals and organisations worldwide. From local councils to major corporations and government departments, no one is immune. We see evidence of this every day – from the recent cyber-attack in Melbourne, Australia, at the City of Stonnington Council, to Accenture’s $50 million dollar ransomware threat – cybersecurity is the number one threat facing businesses today. President Biden, in his address to the CEO’s of some of the largest corporations in the world, such as Google, Apple and JP Morgan Chase, urged leaders to up their commitment to cybersecurity, “The reality is that most of our critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, and the federal government can’t meet this challenge alone…You have the power, capacity and responsibility, I believe, to raise the bar on cybersecurity. Ultimately we’ve got a lot of work to do”. It’s becoming more apparent that a cyber resilient culture within businesses is imperative.

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Video: cybersecurity expert Alastair MacGibbon's advice for CEOs

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 April 2018 15:45:36 AEST


Cyber-attacks are a growing challenge for Australian companies and are now Australia’s number-one economic crime. MailGuard collaborates with PwC and Microsoft to bring together CEOs and cybersecurity experts in forums focussed on the rise of cybercrime and the challenge it presents for business.

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‘Collaborative approach’ needed, say cybersecurity experts

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 March 2018 11:46:28 AEDT


‘Alone we will fail,’ was the message from Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and keynote speaker at
MailGuard’s2018 Cybersecurity Awareness Luncheon.

On Tuesday 6 March, MailGuard collaborated with PWC and Microsoft to bring together CEOs and cybersecurity experts in a forum focussed on the rise of cybercrime and the challenges it presents for business.

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What keeps CEOs awake at night? Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 February 2018 11:17:41 AEDT


‘The Anxious Optimist in the Corner Office’; that’s the title of
PWC’s 21st CEO Survey, which reveals some telling thought trends amongst the world’s business leaders.

Overall, PWC’s report is optimistic about growth but also shows the growing concern that businesspeople have regarding the disruptive economic trends that are being driven by cybersecurity.

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‘Cybercrime to cost $8 trillion’: WEF Global Risks Report

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 February 2018 09:57:47 AEDT


If you’re looking for some uplifting reading, I would
not recommend The Global Risks Report 2018. Published by The World Economic Forum (WEF), this report is a comprehensive examination of all the things that threaten to derail society. Climate change, tidal waves, water scarcity, terrorism; it’s the ultimate ‘worst-case scenario.’ It makes for sobering reading, but of course, the objective of the WEF Global Risks Report is to help economists and businesspeople mitigate risk.

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Cyber Security Discussion In The Boardroom - "War Room"

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 September 2015 16:10:00 AEST

The Internet of Things, brings many amazing opportunities, but also a higher risk that personal and commercial information will be misused, stolen or critical networks disrupted.

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