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Cyber attacks can shut down critical infrastructure. It’s time to make cyber security compulsory

On May 7, a pipeline system carrying almost half the fuel used on the east coast of the United States was crippled by a major cyber attack. The five-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline resulted in widespread fuel shortages and panic-buying as Virginia, North Carolina and Florida declared a state of emergency. In Georgia alone…

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3 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed cybersecurity

More than ever before, as pandemic conditions persist, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks continues to grow. COVID-19 has permanently changed organizational culture and behaviour. Recognizing these changes is the first in a series of steps to mitigate them once this pandemic ends, and before the next. As we enter the second year of…

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Cyberattacks are on the rise amid work from home – how to protect your business

Experienced outdoor athletes know that with winter rapidly approaching, the secret to success lies in protecting the core. That is, the body’s core temperature through layering, wicking and a host of ever-improving technical fabrics that prevent the cold, snow and ice from affecting performance. The same could be said for cybersecurity. With organizations and workers…

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Cybersecurity risks and how to manage them

The Sunburst attack uncovered in December 2020 illustrates the magnitude of the cybersecurity challenge. Hackers were able to breach some of the United States’ top government agencies as well as those of other organisations around the world by compromising updates from one of their software suppliers, SolarWinds. Organisations might make use of hundreds if not…

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Australian hospitals are under constant cyber attack. The consequences could be deadly

Last week, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issued warnings to Australian health-care providers that it had observed an increase in cyber incidents targeting the sector. These attacks seem to be aimed at infiltrating networks and burrowing deep into their infrastructure before deploying further attacks. The ACS found around 5 per cent of its infections…

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