Four key cybersecurity considerations leading up to the holidays

The holidays are an especially profitable period for cybercriminals due to the increase in online activity at this time. Businesses without effective security measures in place could be exposed to criminal activity ranging from fraud and theft to sabotage. Cybercrime is often financially-motivated and hackers can gain access to lucrative targets with little effort. Cybercriminals […]

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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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Security reviews and penetration testing: why you may need to take a more proactive approach to cyber security

In its latest 2016 report, the Australian Cyber Security Centre reported over 14,000 cyber security incidents, including 1,095 incidents on government systems which were considered serious enough to warrant operational responses. Protecting your business effectively starts with proactive security reviews that include penetration testing. An effective security review could have picked up the vulnerabilities that […]

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