Data Protection — Opinions

Would you know if you had been hacked?

Let's say I was a cybercriminal or Blackhat hacker (The idea of being a black hat hacker is humorous to me, it would be a stretch for me to even be a Grey hat but let's go with the story) and I am starting my week with considering my latest target to loot.

Craig Ford | 19 Dec | Read more

Hacked via Fridge: Do you really know what is on your networks?

​It’s that time of year again when security professionals are preparing for the onslaught of security threats like phishing emails or other social engineering attacks to take advantage of people’s good nature or just the fact that most people are busy trying to get everything ready before they leave on their breaks.

Craig Ford | 13 Dec | Read more

Staying safe this festive season

Scammers and cyber criminals are very adept at coming up with new and inventive ways of tricking us into clicking that link and supplying our credentials or credit card information. I have seen emails and websites recently that look just like the real thing.

Ashwin Pal | 12 Dec | Read more

The week in security: Would you release malware on your network?

The week in security was dominated by Parliamentary dealings over the controversial ‘Encryption Bill’ that was pushed through into law – despite early and eventually fruitless stonewalling by Labor – without what many observers warned was adequate supervision and adequate controls despite revelations that previous controversial telecommunications data retention legislation was being abused.

David Braue | 11 Dec | Read more

The Christmas phishing flood is coming

The couple weeks leading up to Christmas is always a chaotic and overwhelming time. You are attending Christmas social events, pulling late night work shifts to try and get your work finished before we all leave for that well-deserved break.

Craig Ford | 10 Dec | Read more

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