How Cybersecurity Is Evolving: The Real Lesson of Machine Learning

Posted by Craig McDonald on 11 December 2018 12:19:00 AEDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are currently hot property, on the wish and hit lists of just about every company on the planet.

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Breaking Through The Culture Of Denial: Why Business Leaders Need To Share Their Experiences

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 November 2018 16:58:40 AEDT

Another day, another red-faced exec wondering how his company just managed to get scammed out of thousands of dollars. Embarrassing? Yes. Uncommon? No.

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Silly (Shopping) Season is Upon Us

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 November 2018 16:15:08 AEDT

It’s officially silly (shopping) season. Inboxes around the world are starting to fill up with crazy hot sales, festive deals, and year-end promotions.

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When Employees Go Rogue: Guarding Against Malicious Insider Attacks

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 November 2018 10:49:04 AEDT

Shady and shifty or just another regular Jo? Much like Ted Bundy was considered a charismatic guy, you can never be too sure of the biggest personnel threats to your organisation. Don’t we always see in the news that it’s Susan the lovely office manager who seems to be the one channeling company funds into her own accounts? 

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Social Engineering: The Psychological Tools Of Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 October 2018 08:05:00 AEDT

“How did I fall for that?”

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Don’t be the next headline. New report finds 291 records breached per second in H1 2018

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 October 2018 15:30:55 AEDT

Released last week, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index found that over 4.5 billion data records were breached in the first half of this year - up 1,751% from the same time last year. That translates to 291 data records being breached per second in the first half of 2018.

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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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The hacking tactics in Mueller indictment are used in crime daily

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 September 2018 11:44:00 AEST

The worlds of politics and cybercrime collided in 2016 when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign HQ was infiltrated by hackers. The incident led to the exposure of thousands of sensitive private documents, a storm of controversy and potentially, the disruption of the US democratic process.

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Business-targeted cybercrime surging in Australia says PWC report

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 September 2018 11:39:45 AEST

In the last two years, 45% of Australian companies were attacked by online criminals.

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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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Domain spoofing: how hackers hijack companies online

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 11:49:31 AEST

When hackers set about breaking into a company’s computers, they start with phishing emails. Their objective is to get one person inside their target company to click a link to a fake website they’ve set up and enter their email password.

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Could your business handle a cyber-attack this afternoon?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 August 2018 09:50:14 AEST

"Raise the topic of cybersecurity with any board of directors. They would all probably agree it’s a very important issue, but it’s rare that they would all agree what to do about it. Just asking a few pointed questions can create a lot of energy:
How well prepared are you for a sophisticated cyber attack this afternoon?”

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Smaller companies are “vulnerable targets”: Australian cybersecurity chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 12:56:12 AEST

There has been a 2500% increase in the sale of cybercrime kits on the dark-web since 2016, said Angus Taylor MP, Australian Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in a recent interview.
Taylor expressed his concern about this surge in online criminal activity. He noted that there has been “a high take-up of digital technologies” by Australian companies, but about 30% of smaller companies have inadequate cybersecurity measures in place. 

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Email fraud up 46% on 2017: businesses losing $ billions

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 August 2018 09:58:41 AEST

Claire, an intern at a small legal firm, sits down at her desk after getting back from a hasty, late lunch. She gulps her coffee and flicks open her email inbox: 37 new messages. She rubs her temples and begins to work her way through the backlog that piled up during her 15-minute lunch break.

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Medical sector facing a new kind of plague

Posted by Craig McDonald on 10 August 2018 14:25:58 AEST

I had a group of friends over for dinner a couple of weeks ago, one of whom is a doctor. She arrived late and apologised, saying that she’d been stuck late at work because the clinic computer system was hacked and her appointment schedule was all messed up.

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