Cybersecurity: a quick-start guide for businesspeople

Posted by Craig McDonald on 04 June 2018 11:49:46 AEST


There’s a lot about online crime that’s ambiguous and confusing, but the damage it’s doing is all too clear. Recent research figures released by the FBI and reports from independent cybersecurity experts estimate that the damage bill from cybercrime in 2018 will reach more than
US$12 billion dollars.

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‘Cybercrime to cost $8 trillion’: WEF Global Risks Report

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 February 2018 09:57:47 AEDT


If you’re looking for some uplifting reading, I would
not recommend The Global Risks Report 2018. Published by The World Economic Forum (WEF), this report is a comprehensive examination of all the things that threaten to derail society. Climate change, tidal waves, water scarcity, terrorism; it’s the ultimate ‘worst-case scenario.’ It makes for sobering reading, but of course, the objective of the WEF Global Risks Report is to help economists and businesspeople mitigate risk.

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Will Email Scams Be Bigger in 2018? - Weekly Digest

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 December 2017 17:06:42 AEDT

It's been a huge year from the POV of cybersecurity. The number and sophistocation of email scams we've seen in 2017 is a sobering reminder that cybercrime is a growing problem. One of the reasons that email scams persist is that they have a high success ratio.

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Leadership in a Cybercrime Minefield

Posted 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

Posted 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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GDPR + NDB: Tough Cybersecurity Laws - Weekly MailGuard Digest

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 November 2017 15:27:11 AEDT

 

It's been a non-stop week at MailGuard with multiple brandjacking, phishing and malware scams detected and blocked by our threat detection engines.

Our CEO, Craig McDonald wrote an insightful article for the blog on Monday explaining the potential impact of the new EU's GDPR regime. Craig will be speaking at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Western Australia next week, discussing the challenges cybersecurity presents to business leaders.

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Too many leaders are shirking one big responsibility

Posted 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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“Don’t be the headline when the next one occurs”

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 09 June 2017 14:01:59 AEST

Business leaders have urged Australian executives to stop being complacent about their exposure to online crime.

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