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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|

The First Line of Defence Against Cyber Criminals

In this blog, we discuss the importance of organisational culture to cyber resilience and security. While technical safeguards are important, the rise of social engineering as a method of breaching an organisation’s security means that technical solutions alone are likely to be ineffective.  Consequently, employees are often your organisation’s first line of defence to

2017-12-14T12:19:34+00:00September 11th, 2017|

Techniques for Cyber Testing your Technology Infrastructure

It’s no secret that constantly evolving security threats pose dangers to your organisation, but you may not be aware of the high rate of occurrence of cyber attacks and the likelihood that your organisation’s ‘secure’ network system may be targeted next. A recent report by Rapid7, an IT security company, found that two thirds

2017-06-06T17:27:54+00:00June 6th, 2017|

Cyber Security Blog #3 – Cyber Security: The Essentials for Business

The Australian Government released its Australian Cyber Security Strategy (“Strategy”) on 21 April 2016. In our last cyber security blog (2/3), we provided our analysis on the Strategy. It is clear that the Strategy places an emphasis on the cooperation of the private sector being central to effectively dealing with cyber threats. In our first

2017-02-17T17:10:58+00:00June 2nd, 2016|