Shylock Trojan … no merchant of Venice
by Martin Quinn (Principal Consultant) 3 April 2013 This week’s blog is a real doozie. Out in the wild west that is the internet, a nasty piece of software(malware) is being circulated by organised crime, what makes this software unique is that it doesn’t hijack your browser or break in using email or a nefarious […]
Malware ramp-up….Boston Marathon, Waco Plant, Margret Thatcher
by Martin Quinn (Principal Consultant) 23 April 2013 Using the lure of recent global events has enabled spammers and malware pirates to leverage and exploit users into falling victim to email phishing scams or web based drive-by attacks. Most of these are orientated around the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing man-hunt. However, scammers are […]
“Cyber-attackers penetrate Reserve Bank networks”..Is no one safe? …short answer is NO!
by Martin Quinn(Principal Consultant) 13 March 2013 Having read the front page news of the Australian Financial Review on Monday, you could not have missed the headline “Cyber-attackers penetrate Reserve Bank networks”. So, if the RBA security can be compromised, what does this mean for other businesses? The article reads: “After investigations by The Australian Financial Review, Reserve Bank of […]
60% of Firewalls are Misconfigured
by Martin Quinn(Principal Consultant) 5 March 2013 Despite the fundamental security role that firewalls play for virtually all organizations, as an auditor and vulnerability expert I find in close to 60% of the time, businesses have misconfigured their old faithful firewall. Having a firewall in place has a perception that the perimeter is safe and secure. […]
Internet bad guys don’t wear black
by Martin Quinn(Principal Consultant) 26 February 2013 Consider the internet like the wild west, but not like a cheesy midday matinee where the bad guys always wear black and never finish on top. The internet is more like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, the bad guys can look like good guys and the good guys may not […]
I have a Firewall and Antivirus so I’m protected right?
by Martin Quinn(Principal Consultant) 6 February 2013 Wrong! This is one of the biggest misconceptions. Think of malware or malicious code as gatecrashers at your business’s party. The Firewall act as a bouncer at the front door (your internet), and Antivirus works as the internal security guard checking that the party continues without any major problems. […]
The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China
by Bob Violino 4 December 2012 You’re traveling in China on business, and after checking into your hotel room you decide to grab a bite at a local restaurant. You’re not planning to work, so you leave your laptop on the dresser, lock the door, and exit, feeling confident that your possessions are safe. An […]