The facts are out and the jury is in, with cyber-crime affecting millions and costing billions around the globe, Geeks are the new Gangsters. However, unlike Al Capone or Machine Gun Kelly all guns blazing and posing a physical threat, today's cyber criminals use stealth, deception and sophisticated technology to steal valuable business or personal data.
Where would we be today without Wi-Fi? As we ask ourselves that question and think about our day to day activities, it seems almost impossible to live without it - whether at home, at work, grabbing a bite or even abroad.
The traffic on our roads isn’t all we have to worry about these days. Internet traffic is on the rise, with estimates that 63% of it will be traveling through Wi-Fi networks by 2019. With increased pressure by consumers, businesses are having to offer wireless access in public spaces - this can be beneficial at first glance but can pose behind the scenes threats to not only the wireless network provider but also to the users.
While many businesses and employees feel comfortable using a single factor authentication system (i.e. username and password) making the switch to multi-factor authentication can provide an extra layer of protection when accessing sensitive data.
We have all seen one too many notifications on our phones, tablets and computers nagging us to back up our data. It turns out we shouldn’t be ignoring this maddening message and here’s the reason why.
It has now been almost nine months since the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme was introduced in Australia. It is too early to tell whether the Scheme has an impact on the way businesses across the country look at their data security.
A common joke about IT support is about the question "have you tried turning it off and on again?". The truth is it's not as much of a joke as you may think.
Being able to tell the difference between a legitimate email and one that is “phishing” for your credentials can save yourself and your business thousands of dollars. Phishing emails can be quite convincing, which is what leads to the high number of people falling victim to them every year.
Phishing is quickly becoming the most popular way hackers will try to gain sensitive information. In fact, 64 per cent of the data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner between the 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018 involved the compromising of credentials through either phishing attacks or other unknown methods.
You’ve probably seen all manner of movies where the “hackers” are bypassing firewalls and security systems, and talking about it at the same time, whilst they endeavour to infiltrate heavily defended government and commercial systems.