Vacation Time: A Chance to Think Outside the Box

By Craig McDonald on 09 January 2018 13:31:49 AEDT

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“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 was also gave me some time for reflection.

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Cybersecurity: a Multi-Layered Strategy is Required

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

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

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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Leadership in a Cybercrime Minefield

By Craig McDonald on 29 November 2017 14:48:48 AEDT


An Interview with Prof. Gary Martin of AIM WA


I recently spoke at a leadership forum organised by the Australian Institute of Management, Western Australia (AIM WA). In my talk, I invited the audience to consider the real and immediate threat that cybercrime poses to business, not only in terms of potential losses but at the level where it can be a threat to a company’s very existence.

Following-up on the AIM WA forum I interviewed Professor Gary Martin. Gary is CEO and Executive Director of AIM WA, and is hands-on in making their forums happen.

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Business Owners Hunted - There's Blood in the Water

By Craig McDonald on 22 November 2017 14:20:12 AEDT

 

Over the years, working with people in the cybersecurity field and talking to them about their experiences I’ve heard some hair-raising stories.

Last year I was at a business leaders conference in Singapore, and I got talking to a guy who had learned the hard way how destructive cybercrime can be.

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Craig McDonald to Speak about Cybercrime Prevention at ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 17 November 2017 13:57:58 AEDT

 

On Tuesday (21 Nov) MailGuard's CEO Craig McDonald - author of ‘Surviving the Rise of Cybercrime’ - will be speaking at a leadership seminar hosted by the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA).

The AIM is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating thought leadership in the management sphere.

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Too many leaders are shirking one big responsibility

By Jaclyn McRae on 15 June 2017 10:45:04 AEST

 What happens if your office caught fire today? Is there a plan?

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board

By Jaclyn McRae on 05 October 2016 09:30:44 AEDT

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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