Help! My bank account’s been cleaned out by another ‘me’

Mistaken identity is a perennial movie plot. Who can forget the classic suspense flick, North by Northwest which has ad man Cary Grant on the run after being mistaken for a government agent? Or Date Night which sees a romantic evening turn dangerous after a married couple take up the dinner reservation of a couple of no-shows?… Continue reading Help! My bank account’s been cleaned out by another ‘me’

Protect your data and reputation in five steps

Protecting customer and company data is a major concern facing Australian businesses today. No doubt this business dilemma has been intensified by the rise in cyber attacks upon organisations of all sizes, affecting their ability to keep data secure.  According to the Australian Signals Directorate cyber attacks on Australian businesses and government increased by 20… Continue reading Protect your data and reputation in five steps

Top cybersecurity trends making an impact in the financial services industry in 2016

During 2015, a number of financial institutions across the world continued to be targets for cybercriminals looking to maximise their efforts. In fact, the impact of some high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the United States have been valued at over US$100 million. This has done nothing to increase confidence within the industry, as cybersecurity… Continue reading Top cybersecurity trends making an impact in the financial services industry in 2016

Cyber Insurance: the cost of not getting it

Computer crime metaphor, hand in black gloves on a computer.

When it comes to thinking about cyber attacks many small businesses believe that it won’t happen to me.  After all I am just a small business, with not much to steal.  However when it comes to cyber crime, size isn’t important, hackers will take any data they can, and sometimes it’s much easier to get… Continue reading Cyber Insurance: the cost of not getting it

Apple cleans up after largest attack on App Store in China

In its first large-scale attack on its App Store, Apple is taking steps to remove malicious codes added to iPhone and iPad programs commonly used in China. A number of cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost embedded in hundreds of Apps available on the App Store. It is understood that the… Continue reading Apple cleans up after largest attack on App Store in China

SMEs and the Global Cyber-highway

“Just as you would insure your company car to protect against unforeseen events while driving on the road, so too should you insure your business against unforeseen events on the global cyber-highway.”

Beware: Six stages of malicious cyber crime attacks

Online security is no longer a simple matter of patching software and keeping your anti-virus solution up-to-date. To put an effective IT security solution in place and secure your business data, you need to have a basic understanding of the six stages of today’s malicious cyber attacks.