Cybercriminals vs The World: together we can beat them

Posted by Craig McDonald on 02 May 2018 10:05:37 AEST


Why do the people working on the frontlines of cybersecurity feel that
collaboration is so important right now?

I think the answer lies in the staggering statistics on cybercrime growth that are appearing in every corporate survey released recently and stories like the Facebook and Equifax data breaches that are constantly in the headlines as well.

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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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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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What keeps CEOs awake at night? Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 February 2018 11:17:41 AEDT


‘The Anxious Optimist in the Corner Office’; that’s the title of
PWC’s 21st CEO Survey, which reveals some telling thought trends amongst the world’s business leaders.

Overall, PWC’s report is optimistic about growth but also shows the growing concern that businesspeople have regarding the disruptive economic trends that are being driven by cybersecurity.

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Brandjacking scams: data theft and malware hiding in plain sight

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 February 2018 13:10:08 AEDT


In this age of internet-based commerce, all cybercriminals need to do to take control of our company’s finances or steal our data is get us to click on a link. Scammers have come up with some devious tactics to induce their victims into falling for their tricks, and one of the most successful is brandjacking.

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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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Better Cybersecurity - Govt. Guide for Businesspeople

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 January 2018 16:50:55 AEDT


43% of cybercrime targets smaller businesses; that’s the warning issued in a newly released Australian Government pamphlet.

Published by the ASBFEO (Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman), the pamphlet is titled ‘Get Cyber Secure - Three Quick Steps to Serenity.’ The document is designed to raise awareness of cybercrime and help small businesses achieve better cybersecurity preparedness.

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Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT


Recently
The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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Uber: Paying-Off Cybercriminals was a Wrong Turn

Posted 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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