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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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22 June 2020 11:36 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Cyber Security Attack on Australian Businesses

Reports have been circulating in the media of cyber attacks aimed at Australia. These reports mention a sophisticated attack targeting Australian businesses and government departments, using a variety of methods such as exploits and phishing attacks.

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3 February 2020 2:21 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Hackers Using Coronavirus to Spread Malicious Malware

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Coronavirus outbreak to infiltrate inboxes with malicious malware, so they can spy on victims and steal financial data.

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16 January 2020 2:01 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

The New Criminals Targeting Your Inbox: How to Avoid Email Scams

From schoolchildren to grandparents, everyone with an inbox has received scam emails that take a mass distribution approach. There is, though, a new breed of scam that is carefully targeted at businesses… and some are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars before they find out.

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22 October 2019 2:09 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Alert: Malicious Dropbox Links in Circulation

Fraudulent Dropbox Email Containing Malicious Link Over the last few days, we have received numerous reports from clients who have received a fraudulent email posing as a purchase order via a Dropbox link. The body of the email informs the receiver that a new purchase order has been shared with them and includes a purchase order […]

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2 July 2019 3:29 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Have I Been Hacked? How To Check If Passwords Are On The Dark Web

Passwords are regularly leaked onto the dark web, but it’s easier than ever to find out if you have been caught up in a data breach. Read our top tips for keeping your personal details safe online.

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28 March 2019 1:24 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Reduce Risk: 9 Tips to Make Your Organisation Safe in Cyber-Crime Era

For many organisations, it is already happening without their knowledge, with the average time for detection a staggering 196 days. Keeping your organisation protected from cyber-crime isn’t easy, so we asked our security experts how businesses can stay safer and reduce IT risk.

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5 July 2018 1:07 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Cyber-Security: Is it Time to Call for Backup?

In an ideal world, no hacker would ever breach your defences, and you’d happily go about your business without having to think about recovering from cyber-security events. The real world isn’t like that. 62% of businesses are attacked at least weekly, with one in ten being hit every hour or continuously1. In the game of cat-and-mouse between hackers and the organisations they target, there are no guarantees.

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