Get GDPR ready: future-proof your email security

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 May 2018 11:01:49 AEST


On May 25, the EU
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect.

GDPR aims to incentivise the protection of personal data that is held by companies and organisations.

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GDPR: What is it? Is your business affected?

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 April 2018 10:03:31 AEST

“Cybersecurity risks are growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace.”

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Cybersecurity - don’t learn about it the hard way

Posted by Craig McDonald on 18 April 2018 11:22:48 AEST


It’s my mission, both as an entrepreneur and a communicator, to help businesses protect themselves from cybercrime.

The cost to companies from cyber-attacks is growing at an alarming rate at the moment. Part of that problem is that there are still senior decision-makers in companies who don’t understand the devastating impact cybercrime can have on a business.

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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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Ensuring your cash flow security

Posted by Craig McDonald on 09 April 2018 15:42:08 AEST


"Cybersecurity needs to be taken seriously… Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Many small businesses have successfully blended their physical and virtual shopfronts to establish sustainable operating models... Cybercriminals now are attacking small businesses very regularly. They know the big guys have really cool systems and they know the little guys haven't.”

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AVCrypt: new ransomware targeting antivirus software

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 March 2018 14:37:27 AEDT


A computer virus that seeks out and destroys antivirus software; that’s AVCrypt, a new ransomware variant
discovered on Friday.

The AVCrypt malware is designed to locate and delete PC antivirus software Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and then install ransomware onto an infected computer. By eliminating the computer’s antivirus programs before beginning the ransomware attack, AVCrypt effectively removes the local security protection that most PCs rely on to prevent such attacks, making this a very dangerous new malware strain.

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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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Educating teams is a cybersecurity must-do

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 March 2018 15:50:12 AEDT


A well educated team is one of the most powerful security assets a company can have. A company can equip themselves with a suite of excellent security tools but they won’t be fully effective if the team members - from the boardroom to the shopfront - don’t understand their responsibility as individuals to support the company’s security culture. While people in management roles have no difficulty seeing the financial hazards that cybercrime presents, the technicalities are often a sticking point.

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Small business - lifeblood of economies - is a cybercrime target

Posted by Craig McDonald on 13 March 2018 15:53:58 AEDT


There’s a widely held misconception that cybercrime only affects big companies but actually, hackers go after smaller operations as well.

Cybercrime is a complex problem. One of the reasons cybersecurity requires a sophisticated, multi-layered approach is that hackers attack in a lot of different ways. A cyber-attack can be as simple as a single fraudulent wire transfer, or as complex as a virus infecting thousands of networked computers.

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The NDB Scheme: Australia's new cybersecurity rules

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 March 2018 16:43:40 AEDT


In today’s global online marketplace, businesses can find customers, manage workforces and accept payments more easily than ever before and that’s great news, as long as everything works smoothly. 

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CEO fraud attacks up 2,370% since 2015

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 March 2018 16:30:55 AEDT


Friday afternoon at a typical office in Sydney, Australia. Most of the staff have left to start their weekends when a junior accountant sees an email appear in her inbox. She hesitates for a moment but then she notices that it’s from the company’s CEO.

‘Are you still in the office?’ the message reads. ‘Sorry to keep you back on a Friday night, but this is urgent: I need you to make a wire transfer for me immediately in the amount of $45,000 to my broker in London.

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Brandjacking: scammers use familiar trademarks to make you click

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 February 2018 14:39:01 AEDT


Yesterday the
Cyber Security Weekly Podcast interviewed MailGuard’s Chief Technical Officer, Bill Rue, about the growing problem of brandjacking email scams.

In this interview, Bill talks about the ways to recognise these scam messages and the serious threat they can pose to businesses as well as individual victims.

Please click on the player link below to listen to the interview:

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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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Cybersecurity Jargon Explained - A Glossary for Regular People

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 December 2017 15:07:22 AEDT


Cybersecurity, infosec, data-security; whatever you call it, this is an industry with enough jargon to make the average person’s head spin. Terms like phishing and ransomware are familiar to most of us, but what is a dropper? And what does a catfish do?

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