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Lifting Australia’s cyber security game

National Data Breach Scheme disclosure law will hopefully lift Australia’s cyber security game Australia will kick off the cyber security year with a bang when its new data breach disclosure legislation comes into effect on 22nd February 2018. The mandatory data breach notification law underscores Australia’s recent efforts to lift its cyber security game both locally and...
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Top 10 Social Engineering Techniques

If someone you trusted has ever tricked you, you know what it feels like to be socially engineered. Today we will explain both the technical and non-technical techniques used by social engineers today to gain trust and manipulate people for their benefit. The easiest way to get into a computer system is to simply ask...
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Comment on the new draft Notifiable Data Breaches scheme

Overview What is the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme? The passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 established a Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia. The NDB scheme requires organisations covered by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) to notify any individuals likely to be at risk of serious harm by a data breach. This...
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Insight – Security Awareness

Information security awareness is one of the most effective ways to protect company data since so many security risks are caused by user error, misconfiguration and mismanagement. The primary goal of such programs is to minimize these issues by changing users behaviour to ensure their responsibilities for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information...
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Companies thrive on talent

Your employees are the key to success in business, especially when you use technology to make them more productive. This access to data and applications can also pose dangers, though. An employee using data inappropriately – either maliciously or unwittingly – can incur reputational, legal and financial risk for your business. In conversations with 304...
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Culture and Cyber security

The impact of corporate culture on security awareness is often misunderstood. Many companies are training employees with carrots, not sticks. Changing from a “fear “ to a “reward” based culture. Some companies are using games, contests and prizes to train employees on safe practices for cyber security and having great results. Companies are starting to...
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