CEOs need to make cybersecurity part of corporate culture

Posted by Craig McDonald on 21 September 2018 09:22:52 AEST

What is cybersecurity?
If you walked around your office and asked people that question, what sort of answers do you think, you’d get?

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Is your cybersecurity budget well spent? Or are you missing the target?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 August 2018 10:47:21 AEST

The image many businesspeople have of cybercrime is a teenager with a grubby hoody hunched over a laptop hammering code into a flickering screen that’s like something out of The Matrix. The imaginary teen finds a backdoor into a bank’s server admin page, and typing like fury beats the computer in a showdown of quick-draw typing.

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Attention: unusual activity on your email account - click here

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 July 2018 11:00:01 AEST

 

Does defeating cybercriminals mean we need to try thinking like they do?

The kind of people who commit cybercrime aren’t CEO material. They aren’t even necessarily the I.T. whiz or hacker type; cybercrime doesn’t require a serious technical skill set. The crooks behind online fraud attacks are using technology, certainly, but they are consumers, not experts.

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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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Cybersecurity: a quick-start guide for businesspeople

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 June 2018 11:49:46 AEST


There’s a lot about online crime that’s ambiguous and confusing, but the damage it’s doing is all too clear. Recent research figures released by the FBI and reports from independent cybersecurity experts estimate that the damage bill from cybercrime in 2018 will reach more than
US$12 billion dollars.

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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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New legislation on cybersecurity - how is your business affected?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 February 2018 09:25:12 AEDT


Cybercrime and data-security are a growing challenge here in Australia. The Australian Government recently published figures estimating that cybercrime costs our economy about
AU$1 billion annually and if the international trends are anything to go by, that figure will be growing rapidly over the next few years.

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Business Priorities 2018: What are CEOs Thinking About?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 January 2018 10:56:03 AEDT


These are interesting times to be in business. The fastest pace of industrial development in history. Huge opportunities. Huge risks. An economic environment that rewards innovation but is also incredibly volatile.

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Vacation Time: A Chance to Think Outside the Box

Posted by Craig McDonald on 09 January 2018 13:31:49 AEDT


“During the holiday season, it's easy to forget that sometimes the best gift of all is simply the gift of time.” -
Kate Klise - author and journalist.

I’ve just come back from a holiday break with my family. It was a welcome opportunity to focus on my loved ones, but it also gave me some time for reflection.

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Cybersecurity: a Multi-Layered Strategy is Required

Posted by Craig McDonald on 02 January 2018 14:57:57 AEDT


One of the biggest challenges we face dealing with cybersecurity is the way it’s perceived as an IT issue. The reality is that cybercrime exploits gaps in security at every level. Criminals use every means available to them to penetrate a company’s defences: telephone calls; fake documents; and identity theft.

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1 Fraudulent Email = $1 Million Lost

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 December 2017 10:48:37 AEDT


There’s a striking cybercrime case in the headlines this week involving email fraud.

John Kahlbetzer - one of the richest people in Australia according to Forbes - lost AU$1 million in a scam that was as simple as it was effective.

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Uber: Paying-Off Cybercriminals was a Wrong Turn

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 December 2017 13:24:48 AEDT


The shocking news about Uber’s data breach woes just keeps on coming. After reading Stephen Little’s
Independent article ‘Uber data leak hit 2.7m UK customers’ I felt compelled to break my silence on this issue.

I don’t like to heap criticism on an already embattled company, but the latest revelations about Uber’s unethical behaviour has made them fair game for critique, I think. Uber’s handling of their ongoing cybercrime crisis has landed them in a situation where they are now dealing with a legal battle and a public relations meltdown as well.

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Mentoring, Leadership & Cybercrime Boom Time - Weekly Digest

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 December 2017 16:44:41 AEDT


Here's a roundup of this weeks articles on the MailGuard Blog. It's been a busy week here, especially for our CEO Craig McDonald, who managed to fit a mentoring workshop and a leadership interview with Prof. Gary Martin into his schedule...

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Caution: LinkedIn Messages delivering Fake Dropbox Scam

Posted by Craig McDonald on 30 November 2017 16:25:55 AEDT


I’ve received a number of messages on LinkedIn over the last 24 hours that rang alarm bells. At first glance they looked like ordinary notes from my contacts, but then I noticed they were all asking me to click on an unfamiliar link

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Webinar: How to Protect Against Evolving Cybercrime

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 November 2017 11:02:42 AEDT


Free Webinar from Microsoft


Cybercrime is impacting 9 out of 10 businesses. According to a recent study by
PwC, it is the number one economic crime in Australia, and number two globally. This is a risk management challenge of huge proportions.

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