COVID-19 scams continue to dominate headlines: Experts predict 30-40% hike in cyber-attacks

Posted by MailGuard on 24 April 2020 15:53:49 AEST

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.

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Video conferencing? Take a minute to think about privacy and data security before jumping in

Posted by MailGuard on 17 April 2020 11:05:06 AEST

In recent days, new reports have emerged about hackers attempting to sell zero-day exploits targeting Mac OS X and Windows users, with price tags for the vulnerabilities as high as $500,000. 

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Remote working & keeping you safe from cybercrime: Top questions answered

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 April 2020 14:21:07 AEST

It’s been several weeks since many companies (mine included) implemented a remote working policy to keep our employees safe in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

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“I do my best work in the bedroom” – The trials and tribulations of HR during a pandemic

Posted by MailGuard on 09 April 2020 15:18:27 AEST

In every company, the HR function plays a critical strategic role in coping with disruption – but what happens when disruption suddenly becomes the norm?  

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Loose kids, funky backgrounds, bad jokes: What NOT to do during a virtual conference call

Posted by MailGuard on 08 April 2020 11:05:40 AEST

It’s happened to the best of us. Trying to log onto a conference call and forgetting the meeting ID and password. Talking with the mute button on or even experiencing ‘frozen faces’ during a video call. Be it due to technological fails or human error, the world of virtual conferencing is full of embarrassing (and sometimes hilarious) mishaps.

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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Tesla: What the world’s largest tech giants taught me about dealing with a pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 April 2020 10:16:38 AEST

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, new reports showcasing the good, bad and ugly side of tech continue to emerge every day. The world applauded when mobile device monitoring was enlisted to enforce self-isolation, but it was also horrifying to see cybercriminals setting up fake websites offering fraudulent Coronavirus vaccines.  

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“Be cyber-alert, not cyber-alarmed”: 5 ways to protect your business as remote working spikes

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 April 2020 16:38:17 AEDT

Recently, we have seen a surge in cyber-attacks that are capitalising on fears around COVID-19, like this scam intercepted by my team at the end of February, and wider media reports like this one with cybercriminals creating thousands of illegitimate Coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis. 

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Remote working & Microsoft Teams: What we’ve learned so far

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2020 09:03:14 AEDT

Q&A with Craig McDonald, CEO & Founder, MailGuard

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Tech: 14 days since COVID-19 Declared a Pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 16:08:54 AEDT

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two weeks on, and we are seeing technology at its best and worst. Technology is all around us, and as business leaders and tech partners, we understand its power – for good and evil. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the ways that tech is being enlisted during the current crisis.

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Mental/ Physical Health and Isolation during COVID-19

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 10:51:38 AEDT

This week has been a challenging time of transition, not just for our team at MailGuard but for many organisations around the world. Implementing social distancing, switching to a remote workspace, modifying our regular routines and trying to create new health and hygiene habits can really take a toll on our mental health.

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Toll Group ransomware attack: Don’t let it happen to you

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 February 2020 10:50:23 AEDT

Like many of you, I read the news that Toll Group confirmed that it is the victim of a “targeted ransomware attack.”

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Do you know who is accessing your company data right now?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 September 2019 14:30:33 AEST

It might be your CFO, reviewing transactions for the monthly executive payroll.  

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Mind Hack; taking advantage of human psychology, emotions and errors

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2019 17:25:47 AEST

Imagine a company with the most experienced cybersecurity team, and the best software and hardware defences. You’d probably think that this organisation won’t ever find itself on the end of a devastating cyber-attack, right? 

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78% of small businesses/startups employing staff are being targeted by cybercriminals

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 July 2019 16:00:12 AEST

I was going to begin this blog by posing a question to CEOs about ‘How high cybersecurity is on your list of priorities?’ 

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Do you know who’s really set to get the best return this EOFY?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 24 June 2019 10:34:31 AEST

The End of the Financial Year (EOFY) is upon us; a time for ensuring your accounting systems aren’t a mess, and a time to spend up to make the most of tax breaks for your business.  

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