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What the Privacy Act Amendments mean for Australian Businesses

Nik Devidas

The information in this article should be treated as a guide only and not legal advice. Please seek professional legal advice should you require further clarification. The quick summary The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 was passed by the Senate as an amendment to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and will come

Phishing attacks more efficient than data breaches: Google

Caitlin Devidas

A Google study found that phishing attacks are more efficient than data breaches at getting criminals into victim’s account and that the average person still has can’t pick a good pass word. The recent study was carried out in conjunction with University of California at Berkley and the International Computer Science Institute. Researchers conducted a year-long

CEO Emails may be the weak link in your cyber security

Nik Devidas

A study by F-Secure has found that 30% of CEOs have used their company’s email to register for a service that was breached. This exposed their passwords and other pertinent details. There’s never been a better time to take “password hygiene” more seriously, with 30% of CEO’s of “world-class” companies having their password leaked. How?

Beware this Office 365 spam

Nik Devidas

“Your Outlook Email Storage Is At Risk Final Warning“ Below is a look at a common scam getting around. It looks legitimate enough and preys on people’s FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out. Take a closer look You’ll see that the email didn’t come from Microsoft 100% full? How are you receiving this email! Does Microsoft

Get your business back up and running after a Cyberattack

Nik Devidas

It’s not just the big guys getting breached – it’s the small companies too. And whilst you may have some pretty good security measures in place (check out our top 3 tips), there is currently no way of being 100% secure online. So what can you do if you are compromised in some way? Restore

Why can’t I use the same password for all my accounts?

Nik Devidas

It’s a reasonable question – if your password is strong, it shouldn’t matter…. right? In 2013 Yahoo had a security breach that affected all 3 billion user accounts. 3 billion accounts. That’s 3 billion passwords. There probably weren’t even 3 billion people on the internet in 2013 – but there were that many Yahoo accounts.

Rock IT’s top 3 Cybersecurity tips

Nik Devidas

Here’s our top 3 tips to keeping you and your business safe: Always update Every software vendor releases software updates and it’s not just about new features. More often than not these updates include known security patches Most “hacks” or breaches at the moment (including the massive Equifax data breach) are simply a result of

How to create a strong password

Nik Devidas

The US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a government agency, producing guidelines that Australia’s own Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) tends to recommend. Of importance in 2017 are the NIST password recommendations. The salient point is below: What does this means for password selecting? Make it random But random passwords are

How to change your Office 365 password

Nik Devidas

You can only do this if your admin has given you permission to update your password in Office 365. Go to and sign in with your work account username(email address) and existing password. Go to Settings > Password Make your changes and click Save Here’s what the settings page looks like:

How to change your Windows 10 password

Nik Devidas

The are many ways to change password on Windows machine, the quickest way is by performing Ctrl+Alt+Del as shown below. Ctrl + Alt + Del security screen This method allows you to set the password only for the currently logged user i.e. you. To change your password using this method, do the following: Press Ctrl