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.

When it comes to security, there is no finish line

Byline: Jim Cook, Regional ANZ Director, Malwarebytes The introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) in February 2018 focused the attention of Australian businesses on security. Since that time, there have been more than 800 breaches reported – the majority of them from the healthcare sector. With this focus in mind, the business sector… Continue reading When it comes to security, there is no finish line

Cybercriminals turn to email impersonation as businesses focus on security against malware

With organisation preoccupied with the security challenge posed by malware, cybercriminals are switching impersonation attacks to bypass email security systems, according to research undertaken by Mimecast. The global email and data security company has released its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), which revealed that while most organisations are treating malicious attachments and spam as… Continue reading Cybercriminals turn to email impersonation as businesses focus on security against malware

Is it time to outsource your SME’s IT?

All small to medium business owners have been there. The point where they find themselves wearing multiple hats due to a lack of resources. They are not only the owner, but also the sales person, the marketing person, the human resources person, and IT support. This frequently leaves business owners stretched thin, to the point… Continue reading Is it time to outsource your SME’s IT?

Don’t let high-profile ransomware attacks lull your SME into a false sense of security

Although no business is 100% safe from ransomware, you’d be forgiven if you thought that only large, publicly-listed organisations fall victim to these potentially devastating cyberattacks. After all, when the NotPetya and WannaCry ransomware variants ‘took the world by storm’, just a few months ago, media coverage was dominated by successful intrusions against multinationals such… Continue reading Don’t let high-profile ransomware attacks lull your SME into a false sense of security