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Ransomware: Governments Take Action, 3 Key Updates

Posted by MailGuard on Oct 25, 2021 12:05:24 PM

AdobeStock_107155766Ransomware attacks are impacting businesses every 11 seconds. That’s a staggering statistic for a threat that is all too real and wreaking havoc on companies' longevity, operations, and reputation. In Australia, the ACSC observed a 15% increase in ransomware attacks in the last year alone, whilst globally, losses from ransomware are projected to reach $US20 billion. This unfortunate global trend has called for urgent action from both the public and private sectors as we work together to combat this ominous threat.  

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Defending Cyber Threats: Have You Implemented the Baseline Essentials?

Posted by Craig McDonald on Oct 25, 2021 12:04:08 PM

blog header-01-1Cybersecurity threats are at an all-time high and expected to intensify as we head into a new world of work, with a greater reliance on technology. Now, more than any other time in history, businesses need to have implemented, at the very least, baseline security measures, in order to be protected. As we near the end of 2021, and as our customers start gearing up for a more cyber resilient 2022, it can only be of benefit to review baseline cyber threat mitigation strategies to ensure we’re running a tight ship. 

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Key Insights from the ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21

Posted by MailGuard on Sep 29, 2021 12:15:04 PM

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The spectre of cybercrime continues to loom large over businesses globally. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its Annual Cyber Threat Report in September, offering comprehensive, yet alarming, insights into the threat landscape facing Australian businesses. As a trusted advisor to your customers, it’s a must read for MailGuard partners. We share some highlights below, and a link to the full report.

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Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? 5 factors to consider

Posted by Craig McDonald on May 28, 2021 9:34:40 AM

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Your customers' business data is being held hostage, encrypted with only their attackers holding the keys. So, should they pay up the ransom, or try to recover without handing over company profits to cybercriminals?

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The dreaded 3am phone call: Lessons from the cyber-attack on Nine Entertainment Co.

Posted by Craig McDonald on Apr 27, 2021 3:55:52 PM

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It’s been called the “largest cyber-attack on a media company in Australia's history," something that has never been seen before in the country. 

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“Prevention is really important”: The ACCC urges businesses to be wary of business email compromise scams

Posted by MailGuard on Apr 27, 2021 3:42:57 PM

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Business email compromise (BEC) scams have been around for a while, but their continued success at bringing down organisations (both large & small) shows we’re dealing with an adversary that is constantly looking for ways to exploit our systems, our psychology & our trust.  

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MFA: Identity is the “new security perimeter”

Posted by MailGuard on Apr 27, 2021 3:19:25 PM

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It’s integral that businesses proactively take steps to enhance identity-related security measures like MFA because since the COVID-19 pandemic, “identity has become the new security perimeter” according to many experts, including Microsoft. 

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