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Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 4: What's Next?

by John Lane - Jun 21, 2018

Now that we’ve reached the end of this four-part series on Australia's new data breach notification laws, the only thing left to do is to tie it all together: which means getting started on building a better, stronger business that is better able to counter cybersecurity risks as much as possible.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 3: Developing a Data Breach Response Plan

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

Now that you're aware of what the data breach laws mean and how to protect your business, it's time to focus on arguably the most important cybersecurity task: developing a data breach response plan for when that terrible day finally arrives.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 2: How to Protect Your Business

by John Lane - Jun 18, 2018

We've discussed what the notifiable data breach laws entail, why they exist, and why they'll be so important to both businesses and private citizens across the country moving forward. But to put it simply, no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to A) apply to every type of business, or B) prevent every type of cybersecurity incident that you may encounter. 

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 1: What It Means and Why It Matters

by John Lane - Jun 14, 2018

It's official: the February 22, 2018 deadline has come and gone and Australia's new data breach notification laws are now in full effect. If you still feel unsure about what these new laws entail, or if you were only scarcely aware that they existed in the first place, don't worry — it’s not too late to be informed.

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TAGS: legislation, risk, business continuity planning, IT systems, leadership, disaster recovery planning, cyber security, it strategy, it security, notifiable data breaches scheme

Recovery from a Cyberattack: What You Need to Know

by Daniel Williams - Mar 1, 2018

It's the type of situation that absolutely nobody wants to find themselves in. One minute you're at an afternoon meeting, talking with employees about that big project you're working on for your most important client. The next minute you've got a member of your IT staff rushing to the room, letting you know that they've detected suspicious activity on your network.

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TAGS: cyber security, disaster recovery planning, it security

Infographic: Can You Survive a Cyber Attack? 

by John Lane - Feb 21, 2018

Can You Survive a Cyber Attack? 

 

There is a lot at stake with more cyber attacks targeting businesses and organisations.

 

As the new Data Breach Notification Legislation, or The Privacy Amendment Act of 2017,  takes full effect tomorrow —  22 February 2018, stakeholders have been made more accountable with hefty fines for failure to report a data breach. 

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TAGS: legislation, IT systems, cyber security, it security, disaster recovery planning, infrastructure

The Top 4 Ways Businesses Are Hacked... and How to Protect Yours

by Ren Thompson - Feb 19, 2018

To say that hacks and other instances of cyberattacks are on the rise is something of a dramatic understatement. According to one recent study, there are more than 230,000 new malware samples being launched over the Internet every single day on average. Likewise, cybercrime damages worldwide are expected to hit $6 trillion every year by as soon as 2021 — up from just $3 trillion in 2016. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, it strategy, disaster recovery planning

Do You Have Your Tech Company's Number in Your Phone?

by John Lane - Nov 2, 2017

During the past five years or so, IT disasters have become synonymous with security breaches that wind up compromising huge amounts of sensitive data. And considering the number of security breaches that have occurred during that time period, it’s not a surprise. But as devastating as they can be, security breaches are just one of many IT disasters that you need to anticipate and plan for. When you draw up a disaster recovery plan, you need to make sure it is robust, comprehensive and agile.

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TAGS: it security, disaster recovery planning