This article explains exactly what the cashless disaster is and why we should not be going down this road, it could literally result in the end of Australian society as we know it.
This article delves into the importance of attack surface management, highlighting specific areas that require careful consideration to ensure the security of an organization.
To save people time in having to extract the questions from the PDF here , I have put together a Word document which you can download here. I’ve done some basic formatting and put in both the priorities and questions, as well as the Appendix A detailed questions; so you can select and answer whatever Read more about Australian Cyber Security Strategy – Discussion Paper, Response Template[…]
Recently (9th November 2021) the Australian Information Commissioner produced a ruling against Clearview AI Inc for its usage of the images of Australians scrapped from Social Media sites and found them to have failed to comply with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principle and hence interfered with the privacy of Australian individuals, as follows: Read more about Whose Face is it anyway? The ClearView AI Ruling[…]
First off, do you know what the biggest single cause of security vulnerabilities and successful attacks against computer systems is? A lot of people think of insufficient access controls, a lack of process, SQL injection, etc but there is something more fundamental sitting behind a lot of these that often gets overlooked. I’m talking about Read more about Protecting against the biggest security vulnerability[…]
Many small businesses are suffering at the hands of hackers, most of it via intercepting email-based invoices and changing the account payment details to those of a bank account under the control of the hacker. As shown in a recent case, $51,000 was stolen by a scammer by altering the bank account details of an Read more about Stopping Business Email Compromise[…]
Every once in awhile I get asked why detailed event logging is so important when setting up cybersecurity controls at a business. In this article will attempt to explain why this is critically important. To log or not to log, that is question… When it comes to logging security events and being able to make Read more about Security Event Logging, why it is so important[…]
External Penetration Tests today come in all shapes and sizes, from the rudimentary highly automated scanning to the more detailed and human-driven PenTests, with often widely ranging costs to boot (3 to 4 times difference is not unusual for essentially the same thing). Sometimes it’s difficult to work out what form of external PenTest is Read more about How much should you spend on an external PenTest?[…]
It appears the Australian Federal Government is determined to do a Thelma & Louise and literally drive off a cliff into the abyss over truly mindless and ill-conceived legislation as concerns encryption, privacy and security. It has the potential to make us totally uncompetitive in global information technology markets and cut off at the knees a fledgling Read more about Will the last AU based start-up please turn off the light?[…]
In our modern world its difficult to comprehend how many systems hold various bits of information on you, it ranges from banks, credit score agencies, dentists, all the way to SaaS providers and your telco. Social networks also have mountains of information on you that they mine to work out your personal preferences, so they Read more about Privacy and Security go hand in hand[…]
Privacy is a big concern if you are running a business, regardless of size. All businesses need to keep sensitive information about their customers, staff, associations and potential customers – all of this will contain information that pertains to individuals which could cause them (and you) harm if illegal accessed or divulged. Further the ability Read more about Privacy and Your Business, what are the risks?[…]
The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) is currently establishing itself.
Below are a list of Start-Up Incubators that currently operate in Sydney and are principally Australia/Sydney focussed. Note: I have not incubators which are part of a global chain or organisation, these are ‘home grown’ incubators only… BTW if you think I’ve missed someone that should be on this list – let me know. Cicada Read more about Start-up Incubators in Sydney[…]
This is in relation to some consulting with a business about whether to use an Off The Shelf (OTS) solution for some auth middleware or not. To OTS or not to OTS – is that the question? Sorry for mangling Shakespeare but when considering an OTS solution, compared to doing something else (like doing in Read more about Beware of Salesmen bearing SLA’s[…]
What is written below is my opinion and is not that of Aykira Given that Policy Hack is occurring today and that I wasn’t actually invited (long story, ask Alan). I thought it best to write up the thoughts that have been formulating in my head thinking that I was invited… #1 Play to Win Read more about Policy Hack Thoughts[…]
We have just finished putting together an online tool for website owners or developers who are looking for a one stop place to check their websites. See https://webcheck.aykira.com.au/ The idea for the tool came from a core frustration with how bad most websites we came across were in terms of: Very Slow Performance – Taking absolutely Read more about Website Checker Soft Launch[…]
It appears we have somewhat of ‘want’ and ‘got’ gap between what the Australian market wants in terms of IT skills and what the state educational system is delivering. We are unable to meet the demand and this is a crying shame.
We are just putting the finishing touches to a whole range of new features for the Aykira Booking Engine . Fully automatic Gift Voucher support, no more printing or posting of Gift vouchers – let the booking engine take the load.. Delay booking payments – ideal for those large tour operators with constantly changing booking Read more about Event Tourism & Accommodation Booking Engine Improvements[…]
(This is a copy of a post I recently wrote on LinkedIN). I read Stuart McKeown’s post ‘Why Being an Australian Startup Sucks’ with interest. Especially in light of the recent failure of 99dresses and the in-depth exposé of the roller coaster Nicki Durkin went through. On the face of it Stuart’s article indicates that Read more about Start-ups, Investment and Education in Australia: we need to do better[…]
2 weeks ago, on a Sunday night, the Galston High School suffered a terrible fire that completely gutted the library. All books, awards, history and computers went up in an intense fire. So hot everything got completely destroyed, even metal awards and shelving… The biggest problem they face, apart from replacing the lost books, is Read more about Galston High School Library Fire – Second Hand Laptops wanted![…]