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What is… an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)?

What is it? An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorised person gains access to a network and remains undetected for a long period of time. The intention of an APT attack is to steal data rather than to cause damage to the network or organisation. In general, APT attacks […]

date:  Aug 24, 2016 comments:  0
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Have the Right Security Strategy

Information is a core asset to any business, and cyber-criminals know this. Your organisation needs to have a well thought out security strategy in place, to protect your most valuable assets. The first step to take is to determine what the right security investment is for your business. The following three areas need to be […]

date:  Aug 17, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Brand Protection Read More
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Third Party Applications are Threatening Your Company’s Security!

Shadow IT is a term that refers to any application (apps) that a company’s employees utilise without obtaining IT approval. With the ever-growing list of apps available, Shadow IT is increasing exponentially and with more businesses moving their data onto Cloud platforms, the biggest risk is posed by connected third-party applications. CloudLock, a cloud security […]

date:  Aug 10, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Mobile Apps Read More
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The Importance of Having a Strong Password

The amount of time the average person spends online is constantly increasing. There is a plethora of tasks – banking, shopping, TV viewing, chatting with friends, studying – that people carry out online on a daily basis, and there is always something new, just around the corner, which will drag us back to our PCs […]

date:  Jul 27, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Malware, Phishing Read More
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Email Security: MX Records

In last week’s blog, our experts provided an explanation on what a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam involves. Employees, and/or business partners, are strategically targeted with emails appearing to be from a trusted source (a CEO or manager). To deliver even more deception, the email content is meticulously designed, using corporate email signatures, and sometimes […]

date:  Jul 13, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Phishing Read More
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What is… a BEC scam?

What is it? Cyber-criminals are like every businessman: they want maximum profit for minimum investment. A recent trend amongst hackers to help achieve this goal is Business Email Compromise (BEC) also known as “CEO Fraud”. This type of scam is very profitable since it only needs to be successful a few times to be highly […]

date:  Jul 06, 2016 comments:  0
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Energy Bill Scam Locks Computer Files

Most people in Australia would have heard about the recent email scam doing the rounds, purporting to be from a well-known energy company. The email prompted the recipient to click on a link to download a copy of their bill. Instead of downloading an invoice however, the victims actually downloaded a virus (in the form […]

date:  Jun 29, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Industry News, Malware Read More
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Insights from APWG’s 1st Quarter 2016

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. The information in this article is a description of what is trending, according to APWG recently published Phishing Activity Trends Report for 1st Quarter 2016. Phishing Activity Trends for 1st Quarter 2016 The most […]

date:  Jun 22, 2016 comments:  0
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