Why your business should consider a security risk assessment

Many businesses consider themselves protected against cybersecurity risks because they’ve implemented security ‘tools’ or ‘products’. While that’s an essential component of cybersecurity, it’s nowhere near enough to protect organisations from cyberthreats if you can’t say how they are part of the business objectives. You can only consider your organisation to be protected if you know […]

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Aleron wins prestigious OSPA award 2017

Last week, Aleron was awarded the Australian OSPA (Outstanding Security Performance Awards) for Outstanding Information Security Company. The award ceremony took place with the Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence, an ASIAL initiative, in Melbourne. The OSPAs recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. Winners must demonstrate that they have performed at […]

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DEF CON 25 recap: entertaining and enlightening, with some controversial presentations

From iOS kernel debugging to “Rickrolling” voting machines, DEF CON 25 this year was, as usual, highly entertaining. DEF CON 25 was held in late July at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Well over 10,000 hackers, penetration testers, red teamers, vulnerability researchers, technical writers, bug bounty hunters, incident responders, students, and the likely “Feds” attended. […]

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Protecting sensitive data: how your business can stay smart online

Most business leaders are aware that the risk of being targeted by cybercriminals is only getting worse, while attacks are getting more sophisticated and devastating. With cybersecurity tools also getting stronger and more widely adopted, the weak point for most organisations remains their people.   Phishing scams are a key concern because they use social […]

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Cybersecurity evolution continues: seven changes in seven years

Since Aleron was established in 2010, the cybersecurity industry has continued its fast-paced evolution. To celebrate our seventh anniversary, we’ve made a list of the seven biggest changes we have seen in the industry in the past seven years.   1. Hacking has gone professional The cybersecurity game has heated up significantly. Seven years ago […]

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How to address the security risks created by big data

Australian organisations are collecting and storing a growing amount of data which is making them an attractive target for local and international cybercriminals.   Never before has so much information been so readily available to organisations. Businesses that have worked out how to aggregate and analyse that data effectively are reaping benefits such as better, […]

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Mandatory data breach notifications: What does the new scheme mean for Australian businesses?

Following numerous attempts, Australia now has a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place via the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, which has been passed into law as the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017. The law requires businesses and government agencies to notify the Privacy Commissioner and customers if they […]

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