Security Awareness

Are ransomware attacks becoming a cost of doing business in Australia?

It’s easy to see why ransomware is such a cash cow for cybercriminals. It’s more efficient and profitable than other cybercrimes and by exploiting our near-total dependence on the internet, bad actors can demand millions of dollars to restore operations. It’s also the worst-kept secret among Australia’s cyber community that businesses have been quietly paying millions in ransoms to bad actors who have stolen or encrypted their data.

Business cyber risks and the humble home network

Unsurprisingly the Australian Cyber Security Centre also reported this week that 200,000 home and office routers in Australia are at risk of being exploited. If you perhaps aren’t sure what that exploited means in context, imagine a hacker standing behind you 24×7 recording everything you look at and type such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, emails, everything! They could also send you to malicious websites, or deliver malware to your devices and steal or ransomware your data.

Why You Should Care About the Optus Breach If You’re A Customer

By now, you’ve likely seen the news about Optus, Australia's second-largest telco, having suffered a serious data breach, and the exposing of the private...

Communication for Internal Teams On the Importance of Understanding Risk

If all communication was abolished, society would crumble. Fast. Yet one area that I have noticed in the security industry, which I believe needs a lot more...

Business cyber risks and the humble home network

Unsurprisingly the Australian Cyber Security Centre also reported this week that 200,000 home and office routers in Australia are at risk of being exploited. If you perhaps aren’t sure what that exploited means in context, imagine a hacker standing behind you 24×7 recording everything you look at and type such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, emails, everything! They could also send you to malicious websites, or deliver malware to your devices and steal or ransomware your data.

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Why You Should Care About the Optus Breach If You’re A Customer

By now, you’ve likely seen the news about Optus, Australia's second-largest telco, having suffered a serious data breach, and the exposing of the private information of their millions of current and historic users through a malicious cyber-attack. What might not be clear to many, is the implications of the breach, and steps that can be taken toward remedy....

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