Security

Everything you need to know about security and encryption.

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.

What you need to know about internet cookies

Aug 25, 2022

You’ve seen it a hundred times – you’re visiting a new website, see a pesky notification informing you that the page is using cookies to track you and it asks you to ‘accept all cookies’ to ‘enable core website functionality’. The site may invite you to read its cookie policy (which you never do), and it may tell you the tracking is to ‘enhance’ your browsing experience, although it feels very much like a trade-off with your data.

8 of the biggest cyber security risks & challenges in digital banking

Aug 17, 2022

Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated than ever, with attacks on the banking sector becoming rampant. In fact, an ImmuniWeb state of application security report reveals that 97 out of the 100 largest banks in the world are vulnerable to web and mobile attacks, enabling hackers to steal sensitive data.

Healthcare under attack: How to protect medical data from breach

Aug 11, 2022

Did you know that personal medical information is worth at least 10 times more than your credit card information on the black market? It’s no wonder that the healthcare sector remains the most breached industry sector, making up 18% of all 464 breaches, reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in the last half of 2021. This was followed by finance (12%).

Pegasus spyware: A quick guide on how to protect your phone

Aug 03, 2022

The infamous state-sanctioned spyware Pegasus was originally used by governments to track down terrorists and serious criminals. It was reportedly employed by Mexican authorities to capture drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in 2016. Fast forward a few years and it seems everyone and anyone could be on the hit list.

7 cyber security questions to ask your bank & financial institutions

Jul 27, 2022

Banks rely heavily on the internet (think online and mobile banking) and hold tons of sensitive financial information from millions of customers (including you). This makes them a prime target for hackers in search of corporate information, transactional data or funds (or all combined), and bad actors continue to become more sophisticated in their quest for that digital gold. That’s why understanding cyber security risks and how your bank mitigates those is important. To that end, here are se...

Why you should cover your webcam

Jul 20, 2022

Webcams are a common and must-have feature on most electronic devices – although keep in mind that built-in cameras on laptops, tablets, and smartphones can be easily hacked by cybercriminals to extort you. You never know who could be on the other side watching you, which is why many people cover up their webcam.