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Your weak passwords are putting your SME at risk

Cyber security firm Zirilio estimates that two-thirds of Australian businesses and large corporations are vulnerable. Zirilio chief marketing officer Lawrence Patrick warned that the use of default passwords specifically poses significant risks. He said that using a default password may seem like an easy option to remember,

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Small businesses have ‘greatest risk’ of cloud cyber attacks

Research conducted over a six-month period shows small businesses are at serious risk of having their data accessed by cybercriminals. Melbourne-based cyber security group Lacework has released the third volume of its Cloud Threat Report, a semi-annual accounting of the ongoing cyber security threats impacting the cloud.

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Can small businesses manage cyber threats on their own?

An Australian Financial Review (AFR) article revealed that Australia needs an addition of 7,000 skilled cyber security specialists over the next two years. This is a result of  the soaring frequency of cyber-attacks in the past decade. Australian organisations reported a cyber-attack every 8 minutes in

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SMEs facing an unprecedented threat of cyber attacks

A new report has found that an alarming number of Australian businesses are being cyber attacked over email, with more than 90% reporting an email-based ransomware attack, business email compromise or spear-phishing attack last year. At the same time, they are lagging in cyber security

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Half of small businesses close after a single cyber attack

According to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), about 60% of SMEs go out of business within six months of a data breach or cyber attack.  “Cyber security is clearly a concern that the entire business community shares, but it represents an especially pernicious

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Cybercriminals are preying on vulnerable SME flood victims

Business owners are being urged to practice vigilance with an increase in scams and phishing emails expected to rise amid floods impacting Australia’s east coast. As the flooding crisis continues across NSW and Queensland, residents and business owners are set to become increased targets of

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