A serious software weakness in Apache software is exposing billions of devices globally. Log4j is a software utility that has been integrated into countless apps and IT platforms. Recently discovered security flaws are being exploited by cyber criminals to attack IT systems in Australia and … [Read more...] about Cyber Insurance Alert regarding Apache Log4j Vulnerability
On 02/04/20, ‘Stay Smart Online – An Australian Government Initiative’ sent the below communication. We are re-publishing it here as it is relevant to individuals and businesses. Being aware of current cyber risks is one element in helping to protect yourselves, your businesses and your clients. … [Read more...] about How to stay safe when using web conferencing technology
Human error is a key reason why data breaches occur. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) first annual report on the notifiable data breaches (NDB) scheme shows it received 964 notifications from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, a 712% increase on the previous voluntary … [Read more...] about Report highlights cyber risks magnitude
What’s happened? Scammers have set up a clone of the myGov website to trick you into sharing your login and bank account details. The scam starts with a phishing email that looks like it is from Medicare, asking you to update your Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) details, so you can start receiving … [Read more...] about Medicare Email Scam Alert
This article is brought to you by Steadfast. Many SME owners believe that they don’t have to worry too much about cyber crime. After all, why would Internet villains bother with small fry when they could go after heavy hitters such as Yahoo, eBay or Uber? Unfortunately, cyber criminals take an … [Read more...] about Why your business needs cyber insurance
Cybercrime and its potential impact on business operations is well understood today with reports about data breaches, malware attacks and email scams of all kinds making the the news almost daily. Businesses with websites, and that’s just about every business, hold data and information about … [Read more...] about Mandatory data breach notification scheme
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that makes your computer or its files unusable and demands a fee for access. But paying a ransom is no guarantee you will regain access to your files, and it could make you vulnerable to further attacks. … [Read more...] about What is Ransomware?
Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government's Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) … [Read more...] about Australia finally has mandatory data breach notification