Category: Cybersecurity

The Real Impact of a Cyber Attack

Cyber-attacks are very real and they don’t just happen to the big corporates. They happen every day worldwide, targeting everyone from the individual all the way up to the likes of the Waikato DHB. you are not safe from these online predators unless you start taking your protection seriously because at some point, you will…

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Are you Cyber Safe?

You’re sitting there, at your desk with your computer or on the couch with your mobile device, and you stop for just the briefest of moments to ponder an essential question: am I cyber safe? Am I using the best security practices available? Odds are, you’re probably not. It’s hard to even know what ‘good…

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Drum roll, please! Yes, it’s your favourite time of the year. School holidays you say? Well yes, but I’m actually referring to Cybersecurity Awareness Month! (I can hear those groans!) All joking aside, it’s 2021, and with the proliferation in the use of technology is coming a wave of cybercrime.  It’s essential to freshen up…

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How to become Cyber Resilient – the five key elements of cybersecurity

In today’s digital world, cyberattacks are becoming commonplace, which means you need a framework that guides and aids in the control, management, and recovery from cyber breaches. Frequently Adopted Cybersecurity Resilience Frameworks Cyber resilient organisations typically use a framework or methodology to help them secure and protect data from cyberattacks. Two of the most well…

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MFA – how to protect yourself against cyber attacks

Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber attack There’s no getting around it: the password as we know it is dead. The information we keep online is too important to only safeguard with a single string of…

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Personalising cybersecurity in the workplace

​​Most cybersecurity solutions take a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone gets the same training and the same simulated phishing emails.   Yet, we all respond to cyber threats in different ways. Our personalities and differences often play a crucial role in how we act. For this reason, training adjusted to each individual could better reduce cyber risk.   Several…

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5 Ways to Avoid a Ransomware Attack 

“Ooops, your files have been encrypted!”  That’s the dreaded message that greeted people hit with the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. Hundreds of thousands of computers were infected, and many people lost their computer files, money, and time and suffered immeasurable aggravation and embarrassment.  It’s been a couple of years since then, and, experts agree, ransomware is still…

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The importance of Cyber Resilience

Cybersecurity refers to the processes and methods used to protect your organisation from a cyberattack; cyber resilience refers to your ability to deal with those threats.  An organisation’s ability to operate, function and recover from an attack determines its level of resilience. Although it is a relatively new term, cyber resilience has always been the…

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Important Privacy law changes that have an impact on you

Changes have been made to the Privacy Act . If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, you will have new obligations. The new Privacy Act took effect on 1 December 2020. The Privacy Act 2020 replaces the Privacy Act 1993. The key change for most organisations under the new…

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