50% of SMB Not Prepared for New Data Breach Laws

 An HP study, released today, has found almost half of Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) with an annual turnover of $3M+ do not consider themselves to be prepared for the Australia’s new data breach notification laws.  

The Cyber Security Best Practice Guide

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has published a Cyber Security Best Practice Guide,

Important CyberHound firmware update information

On Thursday 4 January, Intel released information relating to security exploits affecting their Intel CPUs - referred to as ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’. 

Top five Christmas cybersafety tips

The end of 2017 is near,

And CyberHound is here,

Wishing a Merry Christmas to you,

And a safe 2018 too!

From cyberspace with love: managing social media risks

This article was originally published by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and is reproduced with permission.

“79% of Australians are active on at least one social media platform, with three out of five users connected every day. (source: Sensis Social Media Report 2017)”

Security alliance aims to stop Ransomware threats

In cases where a ransomware (like crytolocker) family has been detected, caught and reversed engineered, a number of security vendors globally have made this information public so that you can use the keys provided to unlock possible ransomware infections.

Petya ransomware targeting Australia

The discovery of another ransomware virus, Petya, on top of the recent ‘WannaCry’ virus has highlighted the vulnerability of critical information and the importance of taking steps to protect your data.

Government still has a way to go with Australia's cyber security

A defence think tank reports that the Australian Government is lagging behind on nearly half the reforms laid out in a plan to bolster the public service's cyber security.

Senior executives and boards risk cyber complacency

New research shows that senior executives and boards of Australian companies risk complacency when it comes to cyber security.

Australia's largest companies under daily cyber attack

Australia’s largest companies and key government agencies are under daily cyber attack, with 90 per cent of businesses and ­departments having been targeted