• Fundraising Scams on the rise!

      Sadly it hasn’t been a good start to 2020 for many Australians, particularly those who have been impacted by Australia’s recent weather events and the current global pandemic.   With this, we have seen a rise in “fundraising activities and donations” to those who have suffered a loss. It’s the Australian way – a natural response…

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    • How will a 5G network increase Cyber risk?

      Feels like yesterday we were talking about 4G, and technology is already making way for a “fifth generation” (5G) cellular network. Predicted to be a complete game-changer, 5G’s primary role is to support the growing number of devices that demand internet access, many of them requiring so much bandwidth to function, that 4G is becoming…

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    • Guest or Public Wi-Fi Risks

      Does your Company have a Guest Wi-Fi? As a leading Insurance Brokerage for Cyber Insurance, we want our clients to be on the front foot with what risks are associated with this, and the possible effects Almost all organisations are expected to have a “Guest” Wi-Fi these days. Some even go as far as providing…

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    • iTunes Gift Card Scam

      Whilst returning some items at Kmart recently, they were happy to issue a refund, with a condition they will not refund onto iTunes gift cards. Right next to the cash register I noticed a sign “Warning – iTunes Gift Cards: Be aware of scams involving iTunes gift cards”, and I made a comment asking “have…

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    • The impact of cyber-attacks on small business

      As the world becomes increasingly enabled through technology and continual connection, businesses — both large and small — must take precautions against being compromised through online platforms. This is a critical business risk, and research from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman paints a grim picture. The recent report, The Small Business Cyber…

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    • Preparing your Cyber Defence!

      1 in 5 Australian small to medium-sized businesses have been hit with a cyber-attack & many have paid the price in the form of cash or intellectual property. It’s now time to assume your business may be subject to a cyber incident. We all use email, the internet, technology now managed by Artificial Intelligence, mobile…

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    • ACCC Targeting Scams Report

      On the 21st of May 2018 the ACCC “Targeting Scams Report” was released.  Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than any other year since the ACCC began reporting scam activity. Over 200,000 scam reports were submitted, with total losses equating to $340 Million. Read “Targeting scams” report here.   

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    • Notifiable Data Breaches Report

      Notifiable Data Breaches Report A quarterly report has been produced by the Australian Government regarding the notifications received under the “Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme”. What industries have been subject to data breaches? What types of breaches have been reported? What was the source? Read more.

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