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Incident Response Plan Part 1:  Awareness Training for Staff

Indifference to cyber security is the greatest weakness in an organisation.  It comes about when an individual believes they are unable to exert any meaningful influence over cybersecurity outcomes.    Why incident plans are critical? As with all aspects of business, the risks to operations should be assessed and adequate plans to mitigate risks.  It […]

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Important Cyber Security Questions for Your IT Provider

No matter the size of your business, you should be asking cyber security questions of your IT department and/or your IT MSP provider.

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The rise of cybercrime in Australia – Over $33 billion lost to scams last year

The 2020/21 Australian Cyber security report shows that there were over 67,500 reports, up 13% on the prior year, with self-reported losses totalling more than $33 Billion. The difficulty with most of us is that we do not like scare campaigns – graphic photos on cigarette packets or graphic road accident videos.   However, these campaigns […]

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So You Have Been Hacked!  No? Then there are 7 simple steps you can take now….

Seven easy steps to making your system secure.

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Budget 2022: Australian SMEs tax deductions on Cyber Security

The 2022 Australian federal budget offers small businesses an incentive for investing in technology.  Josh Frydenberg, the treasurer said, “backing small businesses that are embracing the digital revolution”. As of last night (29th March 2022) SMEs with less than $50M turnover, deduct an extra 20% of the cost of workplace “expenses spend” on digital technologies […]

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New .AU Domain Names, Protect Your Brand and IP

While the introduction of “.AU” domains is welcome it does introduce some major issues for those businesses already holding a “.COM.AU” website address.  From the 24th of March “.AU” domain names have become available – for example, my website could now be “pdsec.au” without the “.COM” . These new names are managed by a company […]

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Phishing Emails on the Increase…

Following the attack on Ukraine, there is a heightened cyber threat environment globally, and the risk of cyber-attacks on Australian networks, either directly or inadvertently, has increased. There is no specific intelligence relating to a cyber-attack on Australia, however this could change quickly. Phishing emails are increasing in frequency and complexity. Phishing is a type […]

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