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Aussie businesses are unprepared for cyber attack according to new research by GoDaddy

- October 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

One in five Australian businesses have already experienced a cyber attack according to research by GoDaddy and the majority of business owners are unprepared for cyber security threats. GoDaddy’s research found two-thirds of small businesses haven’t added protections to their website, and only 15 per cent would know how to handle an attack. The research… Read more »

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Has cybersecurity got you bamboozled? Here is what small business owners need to know

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

As many Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) continue to operate remotely, it’s increasingly important for business owners to protect themselves and their operations against cyber-attacks, says MYOB’s Head of Information and Cyber Security, Peter Wolski. COVID-19 increased the urgency for many businesses – particularly SMBs – to adopt digital tools. The most recent MYOB… Read more »

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Worried about your computer security? Here’s how you can turn it into a competitive advantage

- July 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Every week, we see another media story about a cyberattack, where unknown computer hackers have broken into the network of a company and corrupted, deleted or stolen computer files. Being hacked is a terrifying thought. Hundreds of thousands of business owners have literally lost their company completely as a result, writes Bronwyn Reid. But it’s… Read more »

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Jumpstart is making cybersecurity simple for small business

- February 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

“There is no panacea to the threat of cybercrime, but you can take a measured approach to reducing your risks,”  says Ben Jones, cofounder of new cybersecurity startup, Jumpstart Security. Jones and cofounder Saaim Khan are on a mission to make cybersecurity simple and easy for small business owners. Launched in Sydney today, (February 15) … Read more »

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7 tips to shop safely during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

- November 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

Many Aussies will be planning to utilise the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for Christmas gifts this year. In fact, according to the NortonLifeLock Digital Transformation Report, as a result of this year’s lockdown, 57 per cent of Australian respondents are doing more online shopping than before and over 40 per cent of Australian… Read more »

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How to avoid being catfished by a fake recruiter on LinkedIn

- September 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

Forget being catfished on a dating site, con artists have turned their attention to the professional world, with scammers posing as fake recruiters and job applicants, infiltrating the inboxes of unsuspecting business owners. It’s a case of small business owner beware, writes Arni Hardason, Head of Assurance at Pure Security. Small and medium-sized businesses are… Read more »

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PM’s address a wakeup call to the enormity of Australia’s cyber issues

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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PM warns government, businesses and services under cyberattack

- June 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Australian government, businesses and services have come under attack by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor. “This activity is targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure,” Morrison said.… Read more »