The ASD Cyber Threat Report Doesn’t Need To Be A Case Of Doom And Gloom

The ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) has released its Cyber Threat Report for 2022-2023.  Nothing that is found in the report should surprise anyone in the community, though the numbers remain as concerning as ever, in the sense that cyber risk is very real.  According to the ASD data, nearly 94,000 reports of cybercrime were made […]

How Legal SOCs Are Challenged By The Well-Meaning Government “Cyber Shields” Strategy (And What To Do About It)

Recently, the Australian government announced a plan to create six “cyber shields” for layered protection in Australia against the ever-escalating cyber threat that government, organisations and individuals alike face. It is a well-meaning and earnest response from the government, but it also poses several significant logistical challenges for any legal firm that handles sensitive data […]

Can we use and trust AI in Cyber Security?

Can we use and trust AI in cyber security? Here at Brace168 we have been having endless discussions on how we could use AI tools such as ChatGPT to improve our security operations.  Although machine learning and other AI tools have been in use for quite some time, we see enormous potential for the latest […]

March 2022 Okta LAPSUS$ security incident

At 2:09pm on the 22nd of March 2022 (AEDT), the advanced persistent threat actor (APT) group “LAPSUS$” released screenshots and claims, on the encrypted messaging app Telegram [1] they had achieved superuser access to the Okta Cloud platform, as well as access to other internal systems including the Okta Atlassian suite and Okta Slack channels. The […]

TikTok bans: why should other social media get a pass?

While social media can be a powerful marketing tool, it is not risk free. TikTok is the latest in a long line of social media platforms to draw negative press and government approbation. Many organisations have chosen to ban TikTok from their devices around national security and privacy concerns: but the issues are not limited […]

3 Key Considerations When Creating a Cyber Security Policy

How should your organisation respond if a cyber security incident occurred? What is the current process for your employees when setting up passwords to ensure they follow best practice password cyber security measures? If you don’t have answers to these questions right now, that’s okay, as a cyber security policy can be your organisation’s best friend when it […]

Who Has Access to your Company Data?

Whether you own a business, are an individual or are part of a Government sector, chances are you have faced the common challenge of keeping across when, where and who has access to your company data. Although we live in a time in which information has never been easier to access and collaboration online has […]

How a Zero Trust Approach Could Improve Your Cyber-Security

Would you say you have zero trust in your cyber security systems and processes at the moment? Or would you say you are pretty comfortable with how you are protecting your users, data and network? The latter can be achieved with what’s called a “zero-trust approach” and as you can tell, there’s a pretty big […]