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Don’t let a computer failure bin grape harvest profits

27 November 2019

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?

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Compromised credentials behind most Australian cyber security breaches

07 October 2019

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.

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Protect your business from cyber threats from malicious insiders

18 September 2019

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.

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Human error the most preventable factor in data breaches

02 September 2019

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.

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Australian universities targeted by hackers

01 July 2019

The Australian Catholic University is the most recent victim of a cyber attack targeting higher education institutions, with some systems and staff accounts compromised in an attack which occurred on 22 May 2019.

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Case study: cyber crime as a management liability

01 May 2019

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.

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Do you have a strategy for handling a cyber attack?

19 April 2019

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.

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Cyber security an even bigger challenge in 2019

12 March 2019

Australia’s Federal Parliament, Toyota Australia, Melbourne’s Catholic Archdiocese and cardiology unit Melbourne Heart Group have all been in the news as recent victims of cyber attacks. Who’s next?

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How businesses can defend themselves from the latest information hack attack

14 January 2019

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.

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Inherited customer data hack highlights M&A risks

10 December 2018

The announcement by a global hotel chain of the discovery that an acquired business’s reservation system had been compromised raises issues around the need for cyber security due diligence.

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Is cyber security impacting the value of your business?

26 November 2018

Poor cyber security practices could impact the value of a business in a potential merger or acquisition, according to EY.

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Cyber breaches reach new high

16 November 2018

The latest quarterly report released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has revealed that cyber breaches have continued at pace.

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GDPR international test case has worldwide significance

01 October 2018

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.

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GDPR sees data breach complaints sky-rocket

06 September 2018

The number of complaints handed to cyber regulators in the UK has sky-rocketed since the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regultation (GDPR) legislation in May, it has been revealed.

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Minister calls for SME action on cyber security

17 August 2018

Angus Taylor, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, has called on SMEs to do more to protect their businesses online as attacks continue to ramp up.

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Gallagher’s cyber security webinar alerted client to $115,000 scam

06 July 2018

This insurance client posted his truck and caravan for sale on Gumtree and got a bite from a would-be buyer, but thanks to Gallagher's Ransomware and Phishing Attacks webinar he recognised the tell-tale signs of a cleverly set up scam.

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Ticketmaster hack reinforces importance of cyber risk management

05 July 2018

The hack of global giant Ticketmaster is a timely reminder the of importance of cyber risk management and cyber insurance for business of all sizes, according to international insurance broker Gallagher.

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Real estate cyber security threats on the increase

27 June 2018

Australia’s transition to an electronic system of exchanging property and the rise in cyber criminals targeting residential property transactions means that the Australian real estate sector may be facing a cyber security crisis, according to international insurance broker Gallagher.

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The last article you need to read about how GDPR might impact Australian businesses

19 June 2018

You very likely received a flurry of emails about it in late May / early June, but here we take a closer look at what the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is and how it might affect Australian organisations.

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Personal data leaks do happen!

18 May 2018

Naturally Gallagher’s Head of Marketing & Communications, Australia & Asia, Steve White was intrigued to discover two of his Australian namesakes were recently involved in an involuntary identity merger. The Queenslander and New South Welshman share a birthday, a year apart.

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