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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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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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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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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Video conferencing? Take a minute to think about privacy and data security before jumping in

Posted by MailGuard on 17 April 2020 11:05:06 AEST

In recent days, new reports have emerged about hackers attempting to sell zero-day exploits targeting Mac OS X and Windows users, with price tags for the vulnerabilities as high as $500,000. 

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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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“I do my best work in the bedroom” – The trials and tribulations of HR during a pandemic

Posted by MailGuard on 09 April 2020 15:18:27 AEST

In every company, the HR function plays a critical strategic role in coping with disruption – but what happens when disruption suddenly becomes the norm?  

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Loose kids, funky backgrounds, bad jokes: What NOT to do during a virtual conference call

Posted by MailGuard on 08 April 2020 11:05:40 AEST

It’s happened to the best of us. Trying to log onto a conference call and forgetting the meeting ID and password. Talking with the mute button on or even experiencing ‘frozen faces’ during a video call. Be it due to technological fails or human error, the world of virtual conferencing is full of embarrassing (and sometimes hilarious) mishaps.

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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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Remote working & Microsoft Teams: What we’ve learned so far

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2020 09:03:14 AEDT

Q&A with Craig McDonald, CEO & Founder, MailGuard

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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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