Beware The Power Of The Google Search

By Justin Lawrence Google has become an incredibly effective research tool for business. It allows businesses to uncover information about current or prospective employees, suppliers and contractors that would have simply been unavailable several years ago. As employers are routinely using Google to do instantaneous background searches of prospective (and current) employees, the tide is also turning in the other … [Read more...]

Cyber Resilience – A Decade After The First Large-Scale Attack

By Dr Rita Parker The fragility of cyber defences worldwide was exposed when malicious software (ransomware) created havoc around the globe in May this year, affecting businesses, individuals and critical infrastructure. The global reach was unprecedented. The first wave of cyberattacks hit 200,000 targets in at least 150 countries, according to a statement by the head of the European Union’s police agency Europol … [Read more...]

Preparing for the next wave of ransomware attacks

How to defend your business By Kevin Cunningham There’s no doubt about it, ransomware is both destructive and costly to businesses. However, in terms of an attack methodology, it’s nothing new. What has elevated ransomware is the sheer magnitude and the evolving nature of the attacks. Case in point: WannaCry, an unprecedented attack served to organisations on a global scale with estimated economic losses in the billions … [Read more...]

Responding To A Data Breach

It is coming up to the weekend and everyone is starting to relax; the beer and champagne are coming out and everyone is now talking about their weekend plans. I see some senior leaders gathering and going in and out of meeting rooms. Uh oh, something is definitely going on. I hope it is not because my time sheet was late. The senior leaders are starting to look more worried and appear a bit lost. I have now been told … [Read more...]

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017 is the premier gathering of security professionals. The conference provides an established platform for education and business exchange, addressing the key trends and issues facing security professionals locally and globally. Key topics Terrorism Cyber-Security Behavioural techniques Security Management Emergency Management The conference is a great … [Read more...]

How Can The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Be Closed?

There is a need for businesses to take a planned approach to cybersecurity awareness, training and education to ensure visibility and capacity to respond. According to a recent speech in Parliament, Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister, stated, “The Australian Signals Directorate detected more than 1,200 cyberattacks against Australian interests in 2015.” These attacks primarily targeted Australian government and businesses … [Read more...]