Cybercrime is big business - are you safe? Cybercriminals target businesses of all sizes, stealing information to commit identity theft, fraud and other crimes. The consequences of this can be devastating. Stay Smart Online Week 2019 is focusing on empowering businesses to take simple steps to...

Notifiable Data Breaches July-September 2018 report released The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its latest quarterly report on the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. It shows 245 data breaches affecting personal information were notified to individuals and the OAIC between July and September 2018. The...

Cyber Safety at Tax Time Tax time is not just a busy time for individuals and small businesses, but also a prime time for cybercriminals. Scammers are becoming more sophisticated, so sometimes it can be hard to know whether a message is really from the Australian Taxation...

What to look out for in 2018 2018 is set to be a challenging year online with increases in cyber threats and the evolution of Australia's legislative landscape in relation to data breaches. The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme will commence in Australia on 22nd of February. The...

Massive data breach hits Australia A third party IT contractor breach has exposed 50,000 Australian personal records including full names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, and email addresses as well as some credit card numbers and details on staff salaries and expenses. Human error is again the...

Cyber insurance and your business It might be easy to dismiss cyber crime as completely irrelevant to your business on account of its unfamiliar nature — who would actually take the time to exact a cyber crime against your business when they could be hitting the big...

Mandatory Data Breach Notifications and Your Business The Federal Government has recently passed the Bill which will make mandatory data breach notifications a legal obligation for organisations with responsibilities under the Privacy Act. Organisations that may comply with the legislation included businesses with over $3 million in turnover and...

AND…WE’RE OFF! DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION BECOMES AUSTRALIAN LAW The Federal Government has recently passed the Bill which will make mandatory data breach notifications a legal obligation for organisations with responsibilities under the Privacy Act. Organisations that may comply with the legislation included businesses with over $3 million in turnover...

Worst Passwords of 2015 Since 2011, SplashData has published a list of the most commonly used passwords compiled from analysing password breaches during that year. The result is known as the "Worst Password List", which highlights common passwords that potentially put people and businesses at risk of a...