Cyber Security

Federated Identity Management (FIM) vs. Single Sign On (SSO)

Cyber security has become big news in recent years after a number of major breaches hit the headlines. Despite this, Australians are seriously lax when it comes to passwords. Around 90% of Australians say that they know that reusing passwords is insecure, but…

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Data Breaches involving MSPs

Data breaches are common among Australian businesses, with malicious attacks, human error, and system faults continuing to compromise digital records in multiple industry sectors. In order to keep track of significant breaches, the Office of the Australian Information…

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Notifiable Data Breach Notifications Overview (July 2020 – December 2020)

Data breaches are increasingly common among Australian businesses. Robust security solutions are needed to protect data integrity, operational compliance, and business continuity now more than ever. Security breaches are recorded and analysed each year in an effort to…

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How to set up a Samba Honeypot (SMB) and lure attackers

Creating traps, luring in cyber attackers, and revealing any evidence left behind – in a nutshell, is a honeypot. Think of capturing live malware to debunk and improve one self’s security posture. With this in mind, it becomes quick to realise how critical setting up a honeypot can be…

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How secure is your business from cyber attacks?

A few years ago, I provided an IT manager with the very first Intrusion Prevention System report they had ever encountered. This IT manager didn’t think too much of it at the time, but come 9:00 PM on Friday, he finally sat down and digested it. Shortly after we received dozens of panicked phone calls requesting urgent assistance with the tens of thousands…

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Preparing and responding to cyber security incidents

According to a report by the OAIC (Office of the Australian Information Commissioner), there were 518 notifiable data breach incidents in the first half of 2020. The report cites malicious criminal activities and human error as the leading causes of data breaches. Looking at those figures, not much seems to have changed over the last two years…

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Ransomware in Australia: What you need to know

Ransomware is a huge problem for businesses across the world, and Australia’s no exception. Below, we break down everything you should know about this emerging threat, and how to keep your data safe.

Ransomware Attack Trends

Ransomware is a type of malware hackers use to scramble your files…

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How to keep your business cyber safe during the holidays

The holidays are a time of great excitement, not only for you and yours, but also for hackers and cybercriminals. They know that with all the shopping and preparation everyone is doing, people may be less diligent with their cybersecurity. Here are some important things to do to keep you cyber safe this holiday season and beyond…

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54,000 NSW driver licences leaked in AWS cloud: But, there’s hope on the horizon

Cyber Security NSW recently informed Transport for NSW that a cloud storage folder containing personal information, including approximately 54,000 NSW driver licences, were left open in a misconfigured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket hosted by Amazon’s cloud service…

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