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ROI of Cyber Security User Awareness Training

These programs provide better protection of organisational assets by: Helping employees recognize and respond appropriately to real and potential security concerns. Providing fresh, updated information to keep your staff current on new risks and what to do about them. Making employees, contractors, and business partners aware that the data on their computers and mobile devices,...
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Scammers using CEO addresses to rip off companies

Scammers are reportedly claiming to be corporate CEOs in email scams designed to steal up to hundreds of thousands of dollars from targeted companies. Scammers misrepresenting themselves as corporate CEOs are sending fake emails to the CFOs of targeted companies. These emails request that up to hundreds of thousands of dollars be transferred urgently from...
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Phishing vs SMiShing

What can fit into your pocket, take selfies at an alarming rate, and own your whole corporate network? If you guessed your phone or tablet, you win the door prize. That little social media box that so many are connected to 24/7, has been used for an alarming increase in an attack called SMiShing, or...
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Social media Tips

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...
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How human error facilitates cyber attacks

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...
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2016 and Australia breach disclosure

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...
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Who is actually calling you

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...
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Layer 8 Security Blog

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...
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