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...

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...