human operated ransomware

What is Human Operated Ransomware

There’s a cyber threat that should be at the forefront of most organisations’ cyber security efforts: human operated ransomware. It consists of hands-on-keyboard attacks by financially motivated malicious actors, accessing internal corporate networks and deploying ransomware. They then use these to encrypt the organisation’s data, extorting them to pay a…
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disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery: More Important than Ever

There’s a buzzword that’s emerging as the business world adapts to the post-pandemic environment: resilience. The rush to work from home, the unprecedented drop in customer activity and a rise in cybercrime and online criminal activity has created a perfect storm. Organisations in Brisbane and around the world without sufficient…
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what is a chief security officer

What is a Chief Security Officer?

The role of the Chief Security Officer, or CSO, is growing in importance in Australia. Once reserved for large corporate organisations, today businesses of all sizes are starting to incorporate this role. It’s a sign of the importance of online security, and the growing hyper vigilance around keeping business data…
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Keep Your Home Office Secure

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Office Secure

Working remotely has actually been on the increase for a number of years, with technology and work schedules making it easier and often more suitable. Then along came COVID-19, and suddenly it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t experienced working from home. With the future being a little bit uncertain…
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cyber security audit

A Cyber Security Audit Case Study

Smile IT recently undertook a Cyber Security Audit for one of our clients, with an aim to evaluate the effectiveness of their cyber defence controls. This case study is designed to provide an idea of how we adapt our audit approach to individual companies. The aim is to provide relevant…
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