Credential stuffing – What is is and why you should care

You may have heard recently about the credential stuffing incident involving some 15,000 customers of a number of big brands, including Guzman y Gomez, Dan Murphy’s, Event Cinemas and Binge – just to name a few. The incident has seen some compromised customers losing hundreds of dollars through transactions that were processed on their accounts. […]

The impact of your email address and how it could cost your business

In today’s digital age, a professional online presence is vital for businesses to establish trust. Yet, the often neglected, but crucial component of this digital presence is the email address. While @bigpond.net.au or @gmail.com are convenient, relying on them for your business might be costing you more than a bit of trust. Let’s unpack why. […]

How to shop safely online

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping events of the year, offering exciting discounts and deals across a wide range of products. While these sales can be a great opportunity to save money, it’s also an opportunity to fall victim to cybercrime. The increase in BYOD (bring your own device) and […]

Why your web browser extensions could be posing a huge security risk

Web Browser Extensions

Modern web browsers including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple’s Safari allow us to access the estimated 1.13 billion websites that are available on the Internet.  But these web browsers don’t always offer us all the functionality we might need or want. In this situation, many users will install what’s known as a […]

How to Communicate a Data Breach: A Guide for Businesses

Data Breach

In today’s digital world, data breaches have become an unfortunate reality for businesses of all sizes, and a single data breach could result in reputational damage, financial losses, and possibly even huge fines for your business. IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023 that has taken learnings from 550 organisations that were hit by a data […]

Is ChatGPT safe to use?

The rapid uptake of AI tools such as ChatGPT has been impressive, with some 100 million users on that platform alone worldwide.  While the tools can be fantastic to use for many different applications – they also come with their risks. If you’re using ChatGPT within your business (or even your personal life!), there are a few […]

Are you Ransomware aware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software – often referred to as ‘malware’ – that is designed to deny access to your files or your computer system until a ransom is paid. While the rate of ransomware attacks declined in Australia in 2022, of the organisations surveyed the number was still as high as 70% reporting that […]

Australia’s first Cyber Security Coordinator

Cyber Security Coordinator

In news announced just last week, the Australian federal government has appointed our first ever Cyber Security Coordinator.  This role has been put in place as part of the national effort to make our country the most cyber secure nation in the world. Who is the new Cyber Security Coordinator Air Vice-Marshal Darren Goldie AM CSC […]

What is a VPN and does my business need one?

In today’s digital age, where data breaches and cyber threats are very common, protecting your business’ sensitive information and maintaining online security needs to be a top priority.  One effective tool in helping to achieve this is a Virtual Private Network – commonly referred to as ‘VPN’. What is a VPN? A VPN, or virtual private network, […]

Understanding where your organisation’s data is stored

In today’s digital age, the way we store and access data has undergone a significant transformation.  Gone are the days of relying solely on on-premises systems and storage.  The rise of cloud technology has revolutionised the way that organisations handle their data. However, it is crucial to understand where your organisation’s data is stored and […]