Why small businesses should see cyber security as a catalyst for innovation

This article was originally published on Inside Small Business Small businesses are genuinely concerned about cyber security, as the threats continue to escalate and the technology becomes more complex. Worryingly, four in 10 small businesses have little to no confidence in their ability to respond to a cyber threat, according to research earlier this year […]

Should You Pay The Ransomware Demand?

Ransomware news seems never-ending, but the most recent example is particularly pertinent to the subject: The Indonesian government refused to pay the ransom after a ransomware attack succeeded against a core data centre. It’s relevant because, with the Australian government moving towards legislation that may ban ransom payments, it’s imperative for entities to adopt robust […]

To achieve cyber resilience in OT, speak another language

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The challenges that operational technology (OT) has faced around cyber security and resilience have come into sharp focus in recent years. Research shows that Australia is actually the most at risk in the world, with 82% of organisations having faced a cyberattack in the past year through their OT systems, and 28.6% having to shut […]

For SMEs, Cyber Security Should Be Seen As a Catalyst For Innovation

SMEs are genuinely concerned about cyber security, as the threats continue to escalate and the technology becomes more complex. One in two (50 per cent) of Australian SME leaders consider cyber security a significant risk –and that is sapping energy away from seizing positive opportunities for digital growth and general business health. Worryingly, statistics also […]

How to best address remote working risk in the Australian energy sector

The status of remote working is an interesting and dynamic one. On the one hand, employees do appreciate the flexibility and potential for work-life balance, and being able to work remotely frequently appears as a top priority in job searches.  On the other hand, there are some significant challenges to grapple with to enable that, […]

“Human Error” Continues To Plague Cyber Security Efforts… Can More Be Done?

Most data breaches have nothing to do with hackers coding in the sinister darkness somewhere, as Hollywood likes to portray. In fact, the latest Australian notifiable data breaches report attributes 68 per cent of data breach disclosures come down to “human error” that “generally result from a failure of process or procedure.” And Government is […]

How AI Can Enhance Cyber Security For The Energy Sector in Australia

You only need to look at what happened in the US when the Colonial Pipeline was taken down via a cyber attack to understand why cybercriminals target energy companies. It’s a quick pathway to cause chaos and, were it to occur during a period of conflict, it could cause catastrophic disruption.  Australia takes this risk […]

Securing the Future: Strategies for Adversarial Machine Learning Risk Management

Introduction to AML Risk The rise of Adversarial Machine Learning (AML) has transformed cybersecurity, emerging as a potent tool in espionage and warfare. High-profile cases, such as the manipulation of airport facial recognition systems and spam filter breaches, highlight AML’s potential for extreme disruption. However, AML can be combatted, and the right defences and collaborations […]

Breaking Down The Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030: Phase Three (2029-2030)

The third and final phase, or “horizon” of the Australian Cyber Security Strategy for 2023–2030, will represent the cumulation of work done up to that point, and is set to take place in the years 2029-2030. This phase is more globally focused and aims to leverage the capabilities that Australia builds through phases one and […]