Small to medium-sized enterprises are estimated to account for 96% of all businesses in Australia and approximately 40% of all cyber crime targets. You wouldn’t gamble on these odds so you shouldn’t risk your business future by leaving yourself open to attack. Here are the 3 keys to understanding how you could become a cyber crime victim and what to do to avoid it.
Opportunistic and quick to respond to new vulnerabilities or exposures, cyber criminals have wasted no time in adapting to the conditions presented by Australia’s response to COVID-19. Gallagher cyber practice leader Robyn Adcock explains why the restrictions that helped contain the spread of the virus also encouraged a cyber crime wave.
In light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the delivery of knowledge, goods and services, the perceived value of data and information as a valuable commodity has grown along with the connected risk. Remote worker access to data and stricter device controls are the new security perimeter.
In their response to the coronavirus outbreak, employees and other stakeholders will begin remote work and there is increased pressure on an organisation’s cyber security risk management.
Is your business likely to be threatened by cyber risk? Absolutely. If you’ve got an internet connection you’re at risk of an attack or incident that could potentially close you down or inflict financial damage. Small businesses aren’t exempt: over a third of global cyber attacks target companies with less than 250 employees. Every business needs cyber protection. That's where cyber liability...
A new cyber security product designed to help small businesses and released in partnership with Gallagher has been selected by AustCyber for government funding. BrAin box, a plug-in device that uses artificial intelligence to monitor a business’s computers and systems, is one of 17 recipients of almost $8.5 million from AustCyber to boost Australian cyber security.
From venerable traditions Australia’s wine industry has embraced the productivity gains and cost savings achieved by technology. But what happens when a system fails?
Your contact details are what are most at risk from a data breach, and personal information and systems access should be of primary concern to Australian businesses, according to the latest statistics.
Malicious insiders are responsible for a significant proportion of serious cyber attacks because their organisational knowledge equips them to exploit vulnerabilities and hit a company where it hurts. Here’s how to deal with the threat and protect your business.
One little typo in an email address. That’s all it took for the personal information of 317 people to be sent to an unknown recipient: dates of birth, passport numbers and medical test notes – a jackpot for any cyber criminal involved in credential or identity theft.
In this case of employee theft our client sustained a loss approaching $1 million over a period of years through a staffer’s access to funds and accounts. Take note, there’s a cyber security lesson here concerning insider threats.
Does your business have a plan for meeting data breach penalties and costs? With the Marriott group facing a potential $915 million fine for its 2018 data breach, organisations of any size are facing the need for contingency strategies.
Just before Christmas news broke of a global hacking campaign targeting outsourced IT service providers, or managed service providers (MSPs), to obtain commercial advantage by stealing customer information.
Poor cyber security practices could impact the value of a business in a potential merger or acquisition, according to EY.
The world is watching the first European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) action against a non-EU company – a test case with global implications.