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Why password managers aren’t as secure as you think

Jan 12, 2023

Password managers are often touted as the best solution to help you generate strong, unique passwords as well as to manage and store all your login details. They even log you into your accounts and websites automatically. But the latest data breach impacting password manager juggernaut LastPass suggests there is still a lot to be desired in terms of data protection.

Vulnerability assessments for businesses

Jan 05, 2023

Identifying potential loopholes and repairing weaknesses in your business’ IT environment is easier than dealing with the consequences of those weaknesses, such as a data breach or full-blown cyber attack like a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. That’s why conducting regular vulnerability assessments is important. This can help your organisation assess hardware and software assets, identify vulnerabilities, and put in place plans to mitigate/eliminate those cyber risks to prevent hackers from c...

Why your business needs Zero Trust security

Dec 29, 2022

In an ideal world, anyone trying to access your business network would be unimpeachable ─ the reality, however, is that you never know when and how hackers might be targeting your sensitive data and information. That’s where Zero Trust security comes in.

How to avoid & deal with a ransomware attack

Dec 22, 2022

If the fallout of the cyber attacks on Optus and Medibank has taught us anything, it’s that many companies (big and small) aren’t adequately prepared to deal with ransomware attacks. The failure of Australia’s second-largest telco and the country’s largest private health insurer to mitigate the risk and impact of those ransomware attacks should be a wake-up call for all enterprises to bolster their cyber intelligence and avoid the same fate.

Application control for businesses

Dec 15, 2022

Application control is one of the most important mitigation strategies in ensuring the security of your business systems from malware and other cyber attacks. Application control can not only prevent the execution and spread of malicious code, but it can also prevent the modification of sensitive files without permission, and the installation or use of unapproved applications.

12 Christmas scams & how to avoid them

Dec 08, 2022

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but keep in mind the festive season is also fraught with many dangers ─ we’re talking about Christmas scams. Scammers are especially active during this time of year, either promoting dodgy deals online or preying on people’s goodwill during the season of giving. To help keep your Christmas merry, we’ve rounded up 12 Christmas scams to watch out, and explain how to avoid them.

The basics of cloud security for businesses

Dec 01, 2022

With most businesses now using cloud solutions to streamline their operations, as well as to store and manage sensitive data, including customer data; cloud services have become attractive targets for hackers. Cloud infrastructures that remain misconfigured or without adequate cloud security protocols in place can put your business and data at risk. We explain why and how below.

What Australia’s proposed digital ID scheme really means

Nov 24, 2022

The Australian government is considering using myGov or the myGovID system to centralise digital identity authentication in the wake of cyber breaches impacting some of the country’s biggest companies like Optus and Medibank. However, a national ID scheme is no silver bullet to Australia’s inadequate cyber defences, and instead presents several cyber security risks of its own.

Are you at risk of identity theft?

Nov 17, 2022

Your data is not safe anywhere ─ that’s the lesson from the spate of cyber breaches impacting Australia’s biggest companies like Optus, Medibank, Australian Clinical Labs, and EnergyAustralia (so far).

Does your business have adequate endpoint security?

Nov 10, 2022

Cloud hosting, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and remote working have become the norm, with more servers and devices (endpoints) connecting to business networks than ever before. This gives hackers more access routes to launch an attack on your enterprise.