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17 May 2022 2:08 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Turn Microsoft Authenticator into Your Password Manager

Microsoft Authenticator can now securely create, store, and autofill passwords across your devices. Users who rely on the Microsoft’s built-in password manager use stronger and more unique passwords because they don’t need to remember or type them as often. And because the password manager will only autofill passwords on the sites to which they belong, users are less likely to fall victim to a phishing attack.

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17 February 2022 11:34 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

CyberProtect and CyberPack – What are They, and What is the Difference?

It would be hard to miss the changes to the IT security landscape over the last two years. Even locally, we have seen high-profile cases involving organisations ranging from a hospital to a national freight company. They, of course, are the tip of the iceberg, those unfortunate enough to make headlines as they try to recover from cyber-mayhem.

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2 December 2021 1:33 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

What is User Awareness Training and Does My Business Need It?

Security breaches are painful, costly, and harmful to an organisation’s reputation, so it is safe to say that prevention is far better than cure. There are, of course, many excellent technologies designed to help, but are you overlooking something equally important? If you’re not already conducting user awareness training, here’s why it is an important consideration.

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21 October 2021 11:01 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Security Assessment, Security Audit, or Penetration Test: What Does My Business Need?

When it comes to preventing cyber-crime, knowledge is power. The better you can understand the way your business uses technology, and the risks in your environment, the better your chances of presenting a strong defence. As IT environments become more complex, getting a complete picture requires specialist cyber-security skills, but these are in short supply. Many businesses turn to a security assessment, security audit, or a penetration test, but what does each process involve?

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31 August 2021 10:38 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

How to Prevent a Ransomware Attack: Tips for Businesses

Ransomware continues to be a major global threat, and with volumes increasing in Australia it is now more vital than ever that businesses protect themselves. Investing in preventative cyber security measures is much more cost effective than the funds required to recover from a ransomware incident.

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12 August 2021 12:23 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

The Microsoft 365 Security Tips Every Business Should Know

Even now, after recent cyber attacks hit the mainstream news, there is still a common misconception that cyber-criminals aim primarily at big business and government. Unfortunately for smaller organisations, the truth is that small business is the target of 43% of cyber-crimes. After all, for a hacker, it can be easier to breach the defences of a business that doesn’t employ a cyber-security expert.

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22 July 2021 12:27 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Does Your Business Need to Consider Cyber Insurance?

Cybercrime is on the rise, with data breaches, ransomware attacks, and phishing attempts a huge concern for Australian businesses. Many organisations are now looking to cyber liability insurance to minimise their risk of loss.

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8 April 2021 2:37 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Checklist: How to Run a Business Security Audit

For every headline about security breaches in corporate and government organisations, many more cyber-incidents occur without the same fanfare. For those whose small and mid-sized businesses are affected, though, the impact is no less severe. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) receives a report of cyber crime every ten minutes, and says 62% of small-to mid-sized businesses have experienced a cyber security incident.

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23 March 2021 9:45 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Staying Safe: TechPath’s Cyber Security Guide and Tips for Australian Businesses

For small businesses, the effect of cyber breaches can be especially catastrophic. While no organisation wants to feel the pain of losing information, compromising customer information, or losing access to essential IT systems, smaller organisations typically lack the PR muscle to rebuild their reputation, or the finances to cover the high costs that are involved. Many never recover from getting hacked, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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26 November 2020 9:58 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

The Biggest Cyber-Security Risks Hurting Small and Medium Businesses

The Australian Cyber Security Centre stated recently that ‘small businesses can be big targets for cyber-criminals’, citing a study showing 62% of small businesses had been a victim of a cyber security incident. While small and medium businesses may be less obvious targets than, say, ASIO or the big four banks, they are also a softer target. After all, there is a far lower chance of getting caught if they steal a low amount from many small businesses.

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