Mandatory data breach notifications: What does the new scheme mean for Australian businesses?

Following numerous attempts, Australia now has a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place via the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, which has been passed into law as the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017. The law requires businesses and government agencies to notify the Privacy Commissioner and customers if they […]

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Ransomware puts companies on edge

The latest global ransomware attack, WannaCry, put he world on edge. Rob Wainwright, executive director of Europol, the European Union’s police agency, said the cyberattack hit 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, and that was just at the beginning of the attack. The impact in Australia has been minimal but, if you haven’t been […]

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Why business cybersecurity hygiene must start at home

Two simple ways to protect your online identity If you’ve ever forgotten your password to an online account then you’ll know how easy it is to reset. Simply enter your email address and the site will email you a link to reset your password. So imagine how easy it would be for a would-be hacker […]

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Cybersecurity strategy: why a holistic approach is the only way to keep attackers out of your network

Cybercriminals continue to target organisations of all sizes, finding even the smallest gaps and cracks to slide through. They’re persistent, well-funded, and sophisticated, and they don’t stop until they find a way in. This is why businesses need to understand all the potential entry points for cyber attackers and create a holistic cybersecurity strategy that […]

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Arista security policy: PoC reveals potential but not ready for production environment yet

Aleron recently conducted a proof of concept (PoC) project regarding the Arista switching platform to see whether key features could be deployed in a production environment to dynamically offload traffic from the firewall process path to the Arista’s high-speed switching fabric. If successful, this would mean it’s possible to create a highly-secure, high-speed, low-latency architecture, […]

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Will the internet break in 2017?

The size and impact of Internet attacks in the past few months highlights concerns about the Internet’s resilience and the ability of networks in general to handle the evolving threat landscape. Some pundits have suggested the entire Internet is likely to go down in 2017, so it’s essential for businesses to do their part to […]

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