Cybersecurity scams are an issue for all businesses. What can you learn from these epic fails?

- January 15, 2019 3 MIN READ

“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 »


The beginner’s guide to cybersecurity

- December 19, 2018 3 MIN READ

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 »


Cyber Security Small Business grants program announced

- December 3, 2018 2 MIN READ

The Cyber Security Small Business Program will support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a provider that has been approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST). Applications are now open for small and micro businesses (with 19 or fewer employees) to apply for a… Read more »


Small businesses urged to up cybersecurity and stay smart online

- October 11, 2018 2 MIN READ

With 43 per cent of all cyberattacks now targeting small business, the government is encouraging SMBs to ‘Stay Smart Online’ as part of a week-long campaign to highlight cybersecurity awareness. Stay Smart Online Week is the Australian Government’s annual cybersecurity awareness week to promote safer online behaviours. This year, the campaign – Reverse the Threat… Read more »


The cost of cyber security for your small business

- September 28, 2018 3 MIN READ

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 »


Scams, cons and grifters: a history of social engineering fraud

- September 11, 2018 4 MIN READ

Did you know there are 1000s of cons perpetrated online every day? And whilst ransomware attacks and data security breaches tend to get the majority of headlines, the most common vulnerability for business and consumers alike, is us as humans. Social engineering fraud takes advantage of human nature and makes people ripe for psychological manipulation.… Read more »


Over half of SMEs ignorant of digital tools and cyber security issues

- August 31, 2018 2 MIN READ

56 per cent of micro, small and medium businesses (SMEs) do not value digital tools, and have little or no knowledge of cyber security issues, according to a new report released by ANZ today. ‘The Digital Economy: Transforming Australian Businesses’ report found the majority of Australian small business owners are dismissive of digital technology despite… Read more »


Email scams and fileless malware the new norm for cyberattacks

- August 29, 2018 2 MIN READ

Trend Micro has revealed the nature of cyberattacks is changing with the biggest threat to SMBs’ security now coming in the form of social engineering fraud, cypto-jacking and fileless malware attacks. The cybersecurity solutions leader’s mid-year security roundup report revealed a 32 per cent increase in cryptocurrency mining detections in the last 3 month with… Read more »


Why your small business needs a cyber security plan

- August 23, 2018 3 MIN READ

On the one hand, some of the research into Australian small business indicates owners’ endeavours to stifle cyber threats are promising. 2017 Norton research into Australian SMBs shows they are intensifying their cybersecurity vigilance through Internet security sign-ups. Yet other research reveals the brunt of Australian small businesses are underprepared for cyber attacks. Figures from… Read more »