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Crowd-sourced equity funding – a new way to raise capital

The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 which commenced operation on 29 September 2017, aims to bridge the ‘capital gap’ experienced by many small businesses and start-ups as they struggle to finance further development using traditional avenues.[1] Under the new legislation, Australian unlisted public companies with an annual turnover and gross assets of less

2018-01-18T15:34:26+00:00December 14th, 2017|

ASD’s Essential Eight to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents

In February 2017, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) expanded its Top Four cyber threat mitigation measures to the “Essential Eight”. What are the measures, what has changed, what is new and what do they all mean? The Australian Signals Directorate The ASD is responsible for providing cyber security guidance and setting policies for all

2017-05-16T13:08:39+00:00May 16th, 2017|

Cybersecurity: The Regulatory Environment

The cost of a cyber incident can be enormous. Beyond the costs associated with the technical investigation for determining the cause of the cyber incident, organisations will also have to fork out money for securing ICT infrastructure and making cyber security improvements. And the costs don’t stop there, with many indirect or flow-on costs

2017-04-25T13:34:37+00:00March 21st, 2017|

Board Principles for Cyber Resilience

Increased use of technology is a key source of competitive advantage, but it is also a key driver of cyber risk.  An organisation that hesitates to protect its information assets will likely fall behind its competitors.  However, those organisations that find better ways to manage cyber risk can power performance and increase competitiveness through

2017-06-06T09:37:40+00:00February 22nd, 2017|

Data Breach Notification: Third Time’s a Charm

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification regime within the next 12 months after the legislation passed parliament in February 2017. This was the third attempt by the Government to implement a system for entities holding personal information to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and customers if they have

2017-03-13T15:21:41+00:00February 21st, 2017|