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Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defences from NCSA

Posted by MailGuard on Oct 25, 2021 12:04:44 PM

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As part of the 18th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, with the theme, 'Do your part, #BeCyberSmart', the National Cyber Security Alliance has provided the following valuable information. Share this with customers and their teams as a reminder of some best practice tips for recognising phishing threats. 

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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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It's a Trap! Be Alert For These 5 Common Email Scams

Posted by MailGuard on Aug 25, 2021 11:35:59 AM

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As we pulled the curtain on 2020, counting our losses from events that none had foreseen, with global geopolitical tensions rising, and in the wake of a global health emergency the likes of which we had never experienced, in COVID-19. It forced workforces across the globe to shift to hybrid or remote working and reflected in the IC3 2020 report summarizing the impact on U.S. citizens from cybercrime, citing “a record number of complaints from the American public in 2020: 791,790, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion.” Saying “This represents a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) schemes continued to be the costliest: 19,369 complaints with an adjusted loss of approximately $1.8 billion. Phishing scams were also prominent: 241,342 complaints, with adjusted losses of over $54 million. The number of ransomware incidents also continues to rise, with 2,474 incidents reported in 2020.”

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Password Best Practice: A Must-Have Layer of Cyber Defense

Posted by Craig McDonald on Aug 25, 2021 10:35:36 AM

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We all use passwords. In fact, we need them to access almost any online device. They are the key to retrieving sensitive data, whether it be online banking, classified company documents or social profiles, such as LinkedIn. They’re the first line of defense to protect crucial information, and often the most vulnerable. It’s not surprising then, that cybercriminals often create phishing scams to steal password credentials in order to procure data for use in criminal activity.

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Antivirus software doesn’t stop email scams

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on Feb 6, 2018 11:00:21 AM


“I have antivirus software installed but I’m still getting scam emails!”

Does that sound familiar?

Spam, phishing, criminal intent emails... inboxes are still the most useful tool for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data and access computer networks. Most companies use antivirus software of some sort but antivirus doesn’t stop new threats or advanced malicious-email attacks.

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