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APRA says that financial institutions are making basic cyber security errors

Nik Devidas

Basic ‘cyber hygiene’ is an ongoing area of concern in the financial services sector. Since issuing their latest Cyber Security guidelines in July 2019, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has received 36 data breach notifications Executive board member Geoff Summerhayes warns that local financial services providers were still making basic errors. “With some cyber-incidents taking

When a business gets security all wrong – what we learned

Nik Devidas

Note: We sat on this post for 24 months intentionally to give enough breathing space between the events laid out in the article, hoping that the business named got things right in the end… As reported on Smart Company, the Outdoor Media Association’s (OMA) had a ransomware “hack” in July 2017. Why do we say “hack”?

5 things to consider when choosing the best Managed Service Provider

Nik Devidas

How to choose the best Managed IT Service Provider in Melbourne – top 5 five Choosing a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) can be a daunting task. If you have an existing relationship you know you’ve either outgrown their capabilities or something has gone wrong in the relationship. 1-Knowledgeable Account Manager Knowledge is absolutely key.

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

What’s your plan B if your tech fails you whilst travelling?

Caitlin Devidas

Technology fails. That is an unfortunate truth about the gadgets and devices that run our businesses and our lives. What do you do if your tech fails you whilst you’re away from the office and home? There’s always the risk of damage and theft when you’re away – and whilst replacing the tech is inevitably

WannaCry? No need to, Rock IT can help with Ransomware and WannaCrypt.

Caitlin Devidas

A new strain of Ransomware called WannaCrypt (appropriately dubbed WannaCry) is at large and creating a media storm. It is concerning many computer users worldwide, but here are some tips to assist with managing it. Firstly, what is it? WannaCrypt is a type of Ransomware. Ransomware encrypts computer files so that they are unreadable. The