Bug bounty hunters: who are they? Why do they matter?

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 July 2018 10:10:11 AEST

In the lexicon of online security there are cybercriminals, black hat hackers (hackers who do crime), white hat hackers (hackers who help prevent cyber-attacks), hacktivists (hackers who use their skills for political causes) and then there are “bug bounty hunters.”

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GDPR: data security is the responsibility of companies

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 July 2018 09:50:06 AEST


GDPR - the
EU General Data Protection Regulation - is now in effect. The regulations are designed to protect the data privacy of EU residents, but because the rules affect any company handling EU data, the true influence of the GDPR is international in scope.

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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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Retina-X hacked - this is why data-security matters

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 February 2018 16:19:56 AEDT


The trending data breach story this week is about Retina-X Studios and the embarrassing invasion of their servers by hackers.

Motherboard broke the story 3 days ago about Retina-X losing a terabyte of data stored on cloud servers, and it spread rapidly across the blogosphere.

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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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New GDPR Regulations: Billions at Stake for Unprepared Companies

Posted by Craig McDonald on 13 November 2017 13:07:29 AEDT

 

Hefty New Fines for Data Breaches

 

Paul Roberts wrote a fascinating article for ‘The Digital Guardian’ about the massive 2015 Hilton data breach.

To refresh your memory; in 2015, the Hilton hotel company suffered criminal-intent data breaches that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card records. Last week the New York Attorney General gave Hilton a US$700k fine for the breach.

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50,000 Employee Files Exposed by Server Security Error

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 November 2017 14:28:11 AEDT


Another reminder this week of the vital importance of securing sensitive data and IP. 
Just as we were shaking our collective heads at the misfortunes of Equifax and their data breach - which saw the personal details of millions of individuals leaked online - another breach has come to light that has exposed the personal details of nearly 50,000 government and corporate employees.

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Strategic IT Leader 2015: Something Has to Give

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 22 July 2015 17:06:00 AEST

The purpose of an IT leader is to create a customer easier, cheaper and faster. That’s the CIO’s value proposition in business today. Yet, this is not always the case.

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So, You Have Fears Or Anxieties About Cloud?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 04 February 2015 00:37:00 AEDT

Hello, good to see you again, take a seat. Are you comfortable? That's great. Now, I understand that you have fears and anxieties about moving your business IT needs to the cloud.

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