Social media Tips

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Social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact and share with people around the world However, all this power also brings risk for you, your family, friends and employer. In this newsletter, we explain what these dangers are and how to use these sites securely and safely. Privacy: A common … Continue reading Social media Tips

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How human error facilitates cyber attacks

Categories:Security News

All humans make mistakes. Some bigger than others, but I doubt anyone could argue the statement that “To err is human”. One of the most intriguing findings from IBM’s “Cyber Security Intelligence Index” is that 95 percent of all security incidents involve human error. Many of these are successful security attacks from external attackers who prey on … Continue reading How human error facilitates cyber attacks

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People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture

Categories:Security News

InfoSec has always preached the triad of “people, process, and technology” as essential for good, effective security. My experience in the industry has been that technology always comes first, followed by process when we can manage it, and people when we get around to them. The main role people play in information security tends to … Continue reading People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture

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2016 and Australia breach disclosure

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In 2015, over four million Australians have been hit by cyber-crime, with the cyber attacks costing Australia in excess of $1.2 billion a year. This is quite a staggering figure when you consider the entire population of Australia is only 23 million people, (18 million being adults). This equates to 1 in 4 of the adult population … Continue reading 2016 and Australia breach disclosure

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Who is actually calling you

Categories:Security News

A couple of days ago I got a call from a local motor vehicle Insurance company, asking me to discuss some matters with them. I am a customer of this company so I was curious as to what they wanted to talk about. I asked them how I could be sure that it was actually … Continue reading Who is actually calling you

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Layer 8 Security Blog

Categories:Security News

This scam is actually very clever. Just when you thought you’d heard it all. Be very careful out there! – Beware of people bearing gifts. The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The … Continue reading Layer 8 Security Blog

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