Q&A: Cybersecurity and how to lower the risk to your business

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We sat down with Scott McKinnel, a manager at international cybersecurity company Tenable, to discuss the cyber threats putting businesses at risk and what can be done to crack down on these vulnerabilities.

The Petya ransomware attack is a ‘wake-up call’ for all businesses, says cyber security minister

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is working to confirm reports of two Australian companies affected by ‘Petya’, a ransomware attack sweeping the globe. The government agency has referred to Petya as a ‘global ransomware campaign’ and noted that it appears to leverage the same vulnerability as WannaCry, another malicious software that renders data or… Continue reading The Petya ransomware attack is a ‘wake-up call’ for all businesses, says cyber security minister

The attacker’s target: the small business

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Cybercrime is increasing at epidemic proportions and impacting everyone from consumers to Small to Medium Businesses (SMB’s) and large corporations, however you may not be aware that SMBs are becoming the cybercriminal’s “sweet spot”.  SMBs have a number of unique characteristics which make them an attractive target which includes having sufficiently valuable information to make… Continue reading The attacker’s target: the small business

Cyber Insurance: the cost of not getting it

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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

A two-step approach for SMBs to combat zero day threats

New security breaches are uncovered almost daily – any one of which can jeopardise your company, place your intellectual property at risk, and cause damage to your company’s bottom line and reputation. Cyber criminals are increasingly aggressive, well-funded and persistent, and these days, no company can ever be completely safe from the most determined attackers.… Continue reading A two-step approach for SMBs to combat zero day threats

Free Windows upgrade prompts security concerns

Those operating Windows 7 and Windows 8 will soon be offered a free upgrade to Microsoft’s most recent operating system, Windows 10. Sounds good, but should users jump in with both feet? A new feature called Wi-Fi Sense included as part of the new operating system will allow your PC to automatically connect to Wi-Fi… Continue reading Free Windows upgrade prompts security concerns

Australian businesses under growing threat from cyber crime

Australian businesses are under a growing threat from cyber crime according to the first ever unclassified cyber security threat report. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released the Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2015 with the aim of achieving a more ‘cyber secure’ Australia. The report warns that businesses must implement cyber security measures… Continue reading Australian businesses under growing threat from cyber crime

Small business rests on cyber crime laurels

The belief that your business is too small or too insignificant to be a target of cyber criminals is precisely the problem. In fact, that’s the kind of thinking that cyber crims are quite literally banking on.  The damage caused by security breach cannot be overstated. It directly affects your brand, can cost a lot… Continue reading Small business rests on cyber crime laurels