Every day a new threat is manufactured, and every day an innovative counter to that threat is created. Our industry moves quickly, and those that can't or won't keep up are fast left behind in high-risk territory.
At Xiph Cyber, our commitment to protecting your privacy and the sovereignty of your data means we invest a lot of time and effort in maintaining up-to-the-minute awareness of the shifts in our industry. You'll find the latest news and our own blogs right here.
What’s a denial-of-service (DoS) attack?
Nov 03, 2022
Of all cyber attacks that occur, none are more difficult to mitigate than denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks can bring down even the largest websites (including Google) by overloading servers with traffic requests and sending networks crashing down.
Public Wi-Fi security tips + how to stay safe
Oct 26, 2022
The convenience of free public Wi-Fi is hard to resist but can cost you if you’re not careful. The dangers of using open wireless networks are twofold. Firstly, your connection is not secure (and can therefore be easily compromised) and secondly, your data is often unencrypted – leaving you open to hacking and identity theft.
Are tracking devices a security risk?
Oct 20, 2022
GPS-enabled devices whether that’s apps on our phones, in-car navigation systems, fitness trackers, or shiny new gadgets like Apple’s AirTag were created to make our lives easier, but also pose a security risk for users. We cover everything below.
Optus hacking − Is your telco provider safe?
Oct 13, 2022
The recent Optus data breach debacle has put the personal information of millions of Australians at risk. Although the data spill was the direct result of a sophisticated cyber attack that culminated in a hefty ransomware demand, the breach raises the question of how to best protect people's personal and customer data.
Common online scams to avoid (your little black book)
Oct 06, 2022
Everyone can be duped online, no matter how tech-savvy or shrewd we think ourselves. That’s because online scams are the most opportunistic and deceptive of all frauds – you rarely see one coming until it’s too late. Online scammers often use sophisticated social engineering techniques to trick unsuspecting victims into handing over information or money (or often both).
How to prevent data breaches in your business
Sep 29, 2022
The average cost of a data breach in Australia is $2.92 million per breach, according to the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report (2022). Data breaches are costly to recover from financially and not to mention reputationally. That’s why it’s critical for businesses big and small to have a data breach prevention plan in place.
Running phishing tests for businesses – best practices & tips
Sep 22, 2022
Nearly one-third of all cyber security breaches involve phishing or human error (or both) and it’s not hard to see why − businesses send and receive millions of emails each year, making phishing attacks hard to catch among a sea of electronic messages. Many employees don't even know what phishing is or how deceptive a seemingly innocent email can be.
Why your business needs a data backup plan NOW
Sep 15, 2022
System breaches and data loss can happen to any business − big or small − either due to accidents of human error or hardware failure or because of more sinister events like malicious software or ransomware. That’s where having a robust data backup plan comes in. Below, we cover everything you need to know about data backups and disaster recovery to future-proof your operations, protect your employees and clients, and safeguard your brand’s reputation.
Is video conferencing safe? Virtual meeting security tips
Sep 08, 2022
Since the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing hybrid working model, virtual meetings are now broadly used across many industries like banking, insurance, healthcare, education and government. But the sudden expansion of these services and our reliance on them has raised understandable concerns about risk and security, especially for SMEs and organisations.
11 cyber security tips for business travellers
Sep 01, 2022
The internet and travelling have undeniably made the world more connected, but it’s also made it a more dangerous place. Business travellers are especially vulnerable to cyber threats when on the go, often working in jurisdictions with murky cyber security legislation, using airport public Wi-Fi networks, or carrying sensitive data on various devices.