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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|

Cloudy with a Chance of Rain: Best Practice Tips for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has many benefits for business and government – it is cost-effective, easily accessible and scalable and infinitely customisable. However, the growth of cloud computing has also created new security challenges. An understanding of what the cloud actually is and how it works is crucial to understanding the security risks which it poses and how these risks can be managed.

2017-02-17T16:15:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

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|

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws back on the Agenda

In December last year, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of the Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 (the Bill) for public consultation. The draft Bill, which was promised by the Government in April 2015, proposes to establish a mandatory data breach notification scheme under which entities bound by the

2017-02-17T17:04:56+00:00February 3rd, 2016|