TCT News

Human Factor in Cyber Security

As the IT environment evolves, the common factor in all this is the human factor. You can have all the security and network layering in the world and still the weakest link is humans. It’s just the way we are built. We are creatures of habit and as our lives...
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Security Breach Update
10 August 2018

This week contains the high-profile breach of Reddit, healthcare and education sectors and an exploration of a Dark Web hacking forum. A reporter from The Guardian recently dove into a popular Russian Dark Web hacking forum known as FreeHacks. On the surface it looks like any other forum, and (in...
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Security Breach Update
3 August 2018

This week there were a few troubling breaches that stood out, especially the identity theft company LifeLock. When a company deals with sensitive information like the data LifeLock stores, customer trust is paramount…. so, when a breach occurs it really makes one re-evaluate the effectiveness of the organization. There is...
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18 Months left for Windows 7

It is interesting to know that about 184 million commercial PCs – in small- and mid-sized businesses, in large enterprises and in government agencies – are still running the quickly ageing Windows 7, according to Microsoft. Windows 7 is slated to drop off support 14 January 2020. After that date,...
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Cyberattacks: The Number One threat to Aussie Businesses

Australian companies are increasingly under the threat of Cyber crime. The latest Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey revealed that more than half of Australian companies surveyed were victims of economic crime in the past two years. One in three respondents reported losing more than $1 million. The report divided...
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Security Breach Update
27 July 2018

This week serves up a reminder why medical data should be handled with care, as it’s among the most highly sought after and valuable for hackers. Two of the biggest telecommunications providers in the world were also breached this week, which is what happens when you “phone in” cyber security....
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The Cost of a Breach – are you Protected?

A recent study conducted by IBM provides some context to the same old story that you hear in the news of big bad breaches and how scary they are for your business. The Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon puts numbers to these stories. The average cost of...
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Security Breach Update
18 July 2018

This week we have seen a ton of media attention about the dark web markets, what is bought and sold in these shady places. In other news, there was reports of medical records of deceased people being sold on the dark web. Medical records are classed as more valuable that...
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Security Breach Update
11 July 2018

Overall a relative slow week in breaches, but not in the severity of the breaches! A cyber-attack conducted against a small business hosting provider in Australia also highlights a “WORST case” scenario for a breach. I strongly encourage everyone to check out their website here for a sobering reminder of...
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Security Breach Update
4 July 2018

Hackers have been breaking boundaries across international waters from North America to Australia. In particular, there has been Malware injection and insecure databases which were some of the most damaging compromises to date. At least 230 million individuals and 110 million businesses exposed on the dark web in this week...
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