CRM Brokers is proud to support Scams Awareness Week and this year's campaign with the focus on impersonation scams. Approximately 80% of all scams reported to Scamwatch include some form of impersonation of a legitimate entity. Scammers can impersonate any organisation or brand and impersonation...

Boost your business’s cybersecurity with the ACSC’s refreshed guide and new video In light of the rising number and complexity of cyber security attacks, it is critical to stay informed and implement proactive steps to protect your business. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has recently introduced...

The theme for this year's Privacy Awareness Week, organised by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), is 'back to basics.' The message behind the theme is that while our information and technology landscape has got a lot more complicated, privacy remains fundamental. And that...

Scams Awareness Week 2022 CRM Brokers is proud to support Scams Awareness Week (7–11 November 2022). Scams Awareness Week is an annual campaign hosted by the ACCC and the Scams Awareness Network, which raises awareness about common scams and offers tips on how people can protect...

Protecting privacy, building trust, block by block Privacy Awareness Week is about the simple foundations we can put in place to protect our personal information. Good privacy practices will help your business build and maintain the community’s trust in how you handle their personal information. These fundamentals...

Five basic security steps to mitigate against cyber attacks Basic security precautions can help you and your business prepare for and mitigate against the vast majority of modern cyber threats. Microsoft’s latest Digital Defence Report has identified five cyber hygiene practices that can have a major impact...

ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21 On the 15th of September, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its Annual Cyber Threat Report. The Report provides an overview of the key cyber security threats affecting Australian networks that the ACSC observed during the 2020-21 financial year. We...

Should your business consider cyber insurance? Cyber insurance has recently become a highly discussed topic. Cybercrime is on the rise, with criminals becoming increasingly audacious in their attacks. For instance, the world recently watched on in horror as a large part of the US population was unable to...

In their most recent cyber security campaign, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) focused on one of the most effective solutions to protect against cybercrime. Criminals only need one attempt to succeed in accessing your most important accounts. Protect your valuable information by enabling multi-factor...

How Cyber Smart Are You? Malicious or criminal attacks such as phishing, malware, ransomware, brute-force attack ,and compromised or stolen credentials remain the leading cause of reported data breaches during the first half of 2020.1 Many cyber incidents in this reporting period appear to have exploited vulnerabilities...

Common Misconceptions about Cyber Exposures Cyber Insurance is designed to address the exposures businesses face when using the internet, email, websites, computer programs and in particular from storing private information about their clients and staff. We often hear that businesses do not consider cyber insurance because they...

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...

NSW Fair Trading Advice on how to avoid Cybercrime NSW Fair Trading is warning people about the recent increase in cybercrime and offering advice on how to avoid becoming a victim. Social engineering offences have been on the rise. This is where someone impersonates one of your...

Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12‑month Insights Report The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released their Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme 12‑month Insights Report. For a little over a year, it has been a legal requirement for entities to carry out an assessment whenever they suspect...

Don’t be in the Dark on Privacy Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The annual event highlights the importance of protecting personal information, and helps organisations, agencies and the public navigate the privacy landscape. For organisations...

Another day, another data breach Over a year on from its introduction the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme has resulted in increased awareness and action on personal information security. The obligation to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to...