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.Read More
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.Read More
"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?”
“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.”Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
Digital information is not only easy to store but also to share. Companies must decide what information is valuable and must be kept secret, and how best to do so.
It's not uncommon to hear of high profile companies experiencing data security breaches in recent times. These events not only bring into question the company's credibility and reliability but can expose a business to unnecessary costs and have lengthy and devastating legal ramifications.Read More
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