How a security audit can improve your cyber posture

Most businesses know how important it is to have a strong cybersecurity posture in this era of non-stop cyberattacks. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t know what they don’t know. In other words, they’re not aware of gaps in their security measures which, left unfilled, can open their business up to damaging attacks. As of now, it’s […]

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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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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Aleron team

As we come to the end of another great year, it was wonderful to see many of you at our annual Christmas party. It was a great night; don’t forget to check out the photos below! We’re lucky to be surrounded by customers and partners that share our belief in building a secure future based […]

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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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Why privacy matters: four ways to maintain your privacy online

Do you know what information is available online about you? How closely do you guard your digital privacy? How often do you even think about these things? Most Australians are comfortable living a significant proportion of their lives online: spending more than 10 hours a week on Facebook alone. Most (79 per cent) Australians are […]

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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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How your online activity compromises your privacy and data

Most Australians are used to living in a digital world now, sharing every aspect of our lives via social media. But you might be surprised to find out just how easily someone can gain access to your social media accounts. All you need to do is use the same public network as a hacker and, […]

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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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