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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Ransomware puts companies on edge

The latest global ransomware attack, WannaCry, put he world on edge. Rob Wainwright, executive director of Europol, the European Union’s police agency, said the cyberattack hit 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, and that was just at the beginning of the attack. The impact in Australia has been minimal but, if you haven’t been […]

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Cybersecurity strategy: why a holistic approach is the only way to keep attackers out of your network

Cybercriminals continue to target organisations of all sizes, finding even the smallest gaps and cracks to slide through. They’re persistent, well-funded, and sophisticated, and they don’t stop until they find a way in. This is why businesses need to understand all the potential entry points for cyber attackers and create a holistic cybersecurity strategy that […]

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