Is Cyber Security just about Technology?
CYNCH + Stay Smart Online partnership confirmed!
Cyber security is NOT a technology issue, it's a business issue
It sounds like a cliche, but in my opinion this is absolutely the number one most misunderstood thing about cyber security today. So many of the business owners that we from Cynch speak to have started the discussion with the belief that it's all about what technology their business uses or what software, and they don't think about any other aspect of their business or the market they operate in and how this affects their risk.
I have been pwned, what do I do now?
Today is an important one for those of us here at Cynch Security, having seen our logo added to the partner page of the federal government's Stay Smart Online resource website this afternoon. Formalising this arrangement is a proud moment, and we look forward to partnering on many initiatives in the future.
Now we're busy planning our activities for October to align with Stay Smart Online Week from 9-13th - stay tuned for the release of more security pathways and special deals designed to help small businesses secure their systems and keep their customers safe.
Why You Might Still Need to Change Passwords Regularly
We've been fans of Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned? for quite a while at Cynch Security and encourage our members to sign-up to the free service as part of our Password Management for Small Business security pathway. If you haven't yet checked your email address in the service, we encourage you to head over there now and do so. Troy regularly loads large data breaches to haveibeenpwned, but this week's list of 711 million pwned accounts is his largest to date and we felt it would be worth spending some time discussing what it means and what actions you should take if your email address shows up.
CSIRO's Data61 Sci + Tech in the City series: Cybersecurity Innovation
Before you go running off removing asking your IT guy to stop making you change your password every 90 days, there may be a big barrier standing in their way: Industry Standards Bodies
What Does Cloudbleed Mean for Small Business?
I had the absolute pleasure of presenting as part of CSIRO's Data61 Sci + Tech in the City series on Thursday. The topic was 'Cybersecurity Innovation' and I was one of three speakers.
Essential Eight Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents for SMBs
Cloudbleed is the name of a serious bug discovered in Cloudflare by a Google security researcher on February 17. We step through what the bug means for businesses and provide some guidance on how they should respond.
1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Breached. Impacts for Australian Businesses
The Australian Signals Directorate have identified 8 essential measures businesses should be taking to mitigate the threats of cyber attacks.
This course will step you through each of the 8 measures, explaining what they are and why they are important.
5 Steps to a More Secure MailChimp Account
Yahoo have announced yet another massive breach of their systems, this time dating back to 2013 and impacting around 1 Billion user accounts. If you had a Yahoo account in 2013 we recommend you immediately review the security guidance they have published here:
When the breach of 500 Million Yahoo accounts was announced in September, we wrote up some steps you should take as a business to respond. Yet again you should consider resetting your Yahoo account and changing your password on any other service that may be linked or where you have reused or used a similar password. It is also important to ensure that any staff within your business do the same as they may leave your business systems at risk if they come under attack.
Beyond protecting account credentials there are some other potential impacts you should be mindful of with compromises of this magnitude.
Is your Magento Site Putting Your Customers at Risk?
As users of MailChimp, we understand the utility and power of the platform but we're very mindful of the risks associated with keeping your details there in aggregate.
MailChimp themselves provide some security best practices that provide a great starting point to keeping your subscriber data safe, but here are a few extra steps we've implemented that will help make your account less likely of being compromised.
A new attack targeting Magento Commerce stores known as MageCart has been compromising the payment details of online store customers around the world. What are the risks, how can you find out if your effected and what should you do if you've been compromised?