Friday, July 1, 2022

How you can be cybersmart in this 18th Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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ISO27002 provides recommendations on security controls to maintain an information security management system (ISMS). It started life as a British Standard in the 90s and migrated to ISO/IEC in 2000. It has been revised several times over the years with the latest iteration, ISO27002:2022. The new version contains many structural changes and controls rationalisation. Arguably, the addition of threat intelligence stands out because many of the other changes relate closely to existing controls.

One in five businesses will pay a ransom for their data, finds Thales

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New research from Thales has found that malware, ransomware and phishing continues to plague global organisations. In fact, one in five (21%) have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year; with 43% of those experiencing a significant impact on operations. First seen in the late 1980’s, with the PC Cyborg Virus, the frequency and impact of ransomware attacks has now accelerated due to the rise of cryptocurrency as the preferred ransomware payment method.

Dialpad announces strategic partnership with MIA Distribution

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Dialpad, Inc., an AI-powered communication and collaboration, announced its strategic partnership with MIA Distribution, an Australian distributor of unified communications as a service (UCaaS). With this partnership, Dialpad expands its reach throughout Australia and MIA Distribution broadens its portfolio with Dialpad’s TrueCaaS™ solution, offering both business communications and customer engagement on a single AI-driven platform.

Too many Aussies are wasting money by buying the wrong supplements

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Nutritional supplements will offer little health benefits unless users know what the best product is for their needs and the correct dosage. $5.69 billion Australian supplement sector is so overcrowded that consumers struggle to know what the right supplements are to complement their health and lifestyle.

Verizon Connect and Amazon Web Services team up on cloud migration

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Verizon Connect recently migrated Verizon Connect Reveal, a comprehensive fleet management software platform, entirely to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Verizon Connect, now fully on AWS, utilises the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable, and also enable continued growth for Verizon Connect.

Small businesses claiming millions with CommBank digital feature

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Commonwealth Bank, reveals 12,500 Australian businesses initiated about $93m in claims via CommBank’s digital feature, Benefits finder, between June and December 2021. During this time, more than 100,000 businesses visited the dedicated Benefits finder for Business dashboard that provides access and simple instructions on how to apply for business-specific financial benefits such as state and federal COVID support measures, growth-focused grants, environmental rebates, and also non-financial benefits such as free training courses.

CubiCasa enters ANZ market through partnership with Bladescenes

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CubiCasa, a global-reaching real estate software company, has announced a partnership with Bladescenes, a creative marketing agency for real estate located in Auckland, New Zealand. This partnership marks a notable boost to CubiCasa's ongoing expansion into the Australian and New Zealand real estate markets, accelerating the global growth of its mobile property scanning technology.

New .au domain: Why businesses should have top-level domains

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New .au domain names are now available in Australia as of March 24th, where people will be able to buy .au domains without the .com, .org or .net for the very first time. Prior to the launch of this .au top-level domain, more than 15,000 Australian websites - including e-commerce, major news sites and government department pages - were taken offline. 95% of consumers consider ccTLDs to be most trustworthy in regions where they are used, according to research. Having a trusted ccTLD (country-code top-level domain) in the same location the business is based will help gain clients trust, helping maintain loyalty.

Australians need to prepare for the brewing CO-Flu storm this winter

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As Australia heads towards winter, workplaces could be facing the perfect storm: the ongoing threat of COVID-19 converging with seasonal influenza. Not only can these illnesses wreak havoc on people’s health, but they can severely impact businesses. We’re all aware of the wide-spread risks of Covid-19, but one study has found that employees who come to work sick cost employers two to three times as much in productivity losses than employees who stay home. And while some businesses may have shifted to operating remotely, unplanned employee absences due to illness can derail project timelines.

5 tips on property deposit saving for prospect homeowners to consider

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Stimulus measures such as the HomeBuilder Scheme did bring forward the buying decisions, but they remain active in the market, even after last year’s strong property price growth. Compared to the period prior to the pandemic, new loan commitments to owner occupier first home buyers are at their highest level since October 2009, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistic Lending Indicators for December 2021.