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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|

Tips for Improving Your Organisation’s Cyber Resilience

In 2012, Robert Mueller, FBI Director famously said that he was “convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”[1]  The statement’s relevance in 2017 is evident – it is inevitable that your organisation will experience a cyber incident, however the focus has shifted. 

2017-06-06T16:59:15+00:00February 7th, 2017|

The Cost of Cyber Complacency

Within the rapidly globalising and integrated global community, the evolution and rationalisation of technology has presented the real and present danger of cyber-attacks, creating a threat environment for all businesses. With malware becoming more sophisticated and capable of outsmarting traditional anti-virus technologies, business must prioritise cybersecurity and form an enterprise culture of digital awareness,

2017-06-06T16:52:54+00:00February 6th, 2017|