Small businesses are losing thousands to scammers every year. Here’s what business owners can do about it, says Susie Jones, co-founder and CEO of Cynch Security. The start of a new financial year is often a time small business owners put new processes and plans in place to ensure more revenue growth. As a small… Read more »
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered an unprecedented press conference last Friday, warning the government, businesses and services are being attacked by a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”. According to the PM, the activity is “targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and… Read more »
Cybersecurity, whether you like it or not, is a hot and relevant topic these days, not just for business, but also for home users of technology. So, what do you need to know to keep your and your business’s data safe? The truth is, a lot, writes cybersecurity expert Martin Haak. And herein lies the problem.… Read more »
With millions of Australians expected to take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, cybersecurity expert Mark Gorrie warns it’s a case of buyer beware, particularly if you are making purchases on public wifi. Gorrie says checking financial details and entering banking information on unsecured networks makes it incredibly easy for a cybercriminal to… Read more »
Off the back of the results of their recent cybersecurity survey, which revealed twenty per cent of Australians would be targeted by cybercriminals this tax time, Norton LifeLock’s ANZ Security Expert Mark Gorrie’s delivers his top tips to protect Australians and businesses during EOFY 2019. Be cautious of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) impersonation scams Remember,… Read more »
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.
Despite enhanced cyber maturity, beefed up cyber budgets and improved security measures, many Australian businesses still lack the ability to act quickly and comprehensively in the face of a cybersecurity attack.
Cisco’s 2019 CISO Benchmark Study has revealed the number of Asia Pacific companies that incurred financial impact of more than US$5 million from a cyber breach is double that of the global average with Australia and Japan the most severely impacted. According to the study, the fifth annual survey of its kind, 17 per cent… Read more »
JAR Aerospace has grown from a backyard garage to 20-person team in the space of a year. Created in 2017 by four university friends, the tech startup is on a quest to take unmanned aerial vehicles to new heights. Founded by twenty-somethings, Sam Lewinson, Jack Cullen, Daniel Moscaritolo and Lachlan Burke, JAR Aerospace was originally… Read more »
“Organisations are today faced with a relentless and constantly evolving landscape of attacks and threats that will continue to grow in sophistication and impact.” Those, the sage words of Steve Moros, Cybersecurity Director Cisco ANZ affirm the notion that businesses of all shapes and sizes are susceptible to cybercrime. What really matters, however, is how… Read more »
Cyber attacks on Australian Small to Medium Business owners (SMBs) are on the rise. In a recent report by Cisco, over half of all Australian SMBs admit having been the victim of a cyber attack. As an SMB owner, and without a dedicated IT team, finding time to ensure your technology is up to date… Read more »
If you want to protect your business from cybersecurity threats understanding best-practice cybersecurity habits are vital to ensure your business’s welfare. New research by PwC indicates that a growing number of Australian SMBs are intensifying their cybersecurity. The 2018 report The Global Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness states that small businesses are becoming more cybersecurity-minded due… Read more »