A survey by leading cyber security platform Norton LifeLock has revealed while Australians are aware of the increase in cybercrime at this time of year, two in five will fall victim to a cybercriminal impersonating an organisation such as the Australian Tax Office.
At a time when e-commerce has reached unprecedented levels, it’s no surprise consumers have wised-up to the issue of payment security. Indeed, most are now aware of the risks associated with retailers who don’t offer adequate protection when handing over those crucial credit card details. But, it’s 2018, and website security is about so much… Read more »
Earlier this year, Ticketmaster had the grim task of issuing a memo that no business wants to issue. It was addressed to its customers and it told them numerous things such as the following: reset your passwords; monitor your bank accounts and… sorry. The suspected data breach was yet another in a long string of… Read more »
Online businesses are obvious buffets of data in the hungry eyes of cyber criminals but it’s important to recognise that cyber thugs have designs on bricks-and-mortar businesses too. If you run a small physical business, odds are still pretty good you at least have a CRM, inventory system, platform for e-commerce or a basic landing… Read more »
Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack is encouraging Aussie small businesses to take part in Stay Smart Online Week to understand the practical steps they can take to protect themselves from cybercrime. The Minister said more small businesses are falling victim to cybercriminals than ever before, as criminals look for any opportunity to extort funds… Read more »
The global WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware attack has caused major havoc for businesses world-wide with roughly 150 countries hit and 200,000 cyber infections. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack. Normally everyone typically hears about cyberattacks against high-profile companies. However, small businesses make prime… Read more »
The Australian Government estimates that more than 400,000 small to medium sized businesses have experienced cyber security attacks.