Category: Ransomware

How-to-Protect-Your-Backups-from-Ransomware
Backup

How to Protect Your Backups from Ransomware

Did you know that the cost of cybercrime alone in Australia was $29 Billion in 2020?  A survey undertaken by the Australian Cyber Security Centre found 62% of the 1,763 small businesses that responded have been a victim of Cybercrime. Your backup system is your insurance policy. In a worst-case scenario, if you do experience

Read More »
Why-is-Staff-Training-a-key-component-of-your-Cyber-Security-Plan
Business

Why is Staff Training a key component of your Cyber Security Plan?

So, why is staff training important? Because security is not just about software vulnerabilities, cyber-security is also about people, your staff. Countermeasures like anti-virus, patch management, e-mail screening, web filtering; all of these will reduce your risk of a breach. And they’re all worth doing. But none of these technologies should be considered perfect, all

Read More »
are-you-sure-your-backups-are-ransomware-safe
Backup

Are you sure that your backups are safe from a ransomware attack?

With high-profile cyber-security breaches continually in the news, it’s common for small and medium-sized companies to be left wondering how exposed their business is to a ransomware attack. The unfortunate reality for many is that they are significantly ill-equipped, and could easily fall prey to an attack that would make an ATO audit feel like

Read More »
ransomware-attack-response-checklist.
Ransomware

Ransomware Attack Response Checklist

According to a recent Statista report, there were about 304 million ransomware attacks around the world in 2020, representing a 62% increase over the last year. In light of some recent ransomware attacks worldwide and in Australia, such as the Kaseya attack, you have to make sure that your organization or company is prepared. You

Read More »
Ransomware

What is a Notifiable Data Breach

Data breaches, such as ransomware and malware, are flooding the news. From large banks and hotels to universities and hospitals, it seems that our personal information, such as credit card information, is not safe as we would hope. There is no doubt that 2021 was a banner year for cybercriminals and hackers. These malicious actors

Read More »
Backup

Protecting Backups from Ransomware Is As Easy As 3-2-1

The world is rapidly moving towards digitalisation, allowing us to streamline the overall process. However, it has also opened up new opportunities for cybercriminals. Many organisations in various countries, including Australia, are now facing the increased threat of ransomware attacks. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has termed ransomware the biggest cybercrime threat. This type

Read More »
what-is-ransomware
Ransomware

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a particularly malicious form of malware that generally performs two functions: Encrypt documents and other personal documents and data in the background Once step 1 is finished, it will display a message informing you what it has done and advising the “ransom”, an example of which below: Paying the ransom may or may

Read More »
How to

How to prevent a Ransomware attack

The cost of remediating a ransomware attack will always be significant, therefore it is worth spending time to ensure that you have the defences in place to prevent an attack or to mitigate data loss in the event that your defences are breached. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that once

Read More »