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Is the Legal Industry taking Client Confidentiality Seriously?

May 03, 2018

When it is time to call a lawyer, you know you are at rock bottom. Nothing makes us feel more vulnerable than having to ask a professional to come to our defence. However, we are reassured by the idea that at the end of the day we can trust our lawyer to protect us from danger or embarrassment. The confidentiality between a lawyer and their client is a well-known agreement, but does your lawyer do enough to protect your private information from outside attack?

Healthcare or Health scare: Is the medical industry putting patients personal data at risk?

Apr 05, 2018

Whether we like it or not, our everyday lives are run by data. We must give our information in exchange for the most basic necessities: money, food, education, employment and health. But in doing so, are we being compromised? Since the dawn of the internet, cyber criminals have targeted our major industries, healthcare included. More vulnerable than a cupcake at a Weight Watchers meeting, our information is just waiting to be taken and passed on to the highest bidder, But shouldn’t there b...

Government attempts to break encryption

Mar 07, 2018

“A new bill is making it’s way through the Australian government at the moment, and if passed into law it will have severe consequences” warns NordVPN.

Australian Government reckless with medical data

Feb 12, 2018

Do you feel it’s important to keep some of your medical history or current medical conditions to yourself? Maybe you’re not ready to tell people? Maybe you just want to keep it between you and your medical professional?

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme in effect

Feb 12, 2018

For quite some time, businesses have been able to self manage their IT problems and most importantly their security breaches, when I say breaches I mean possible hackers who could be trying to get your personal information. On February 22nd those security breaches will no longer be “self managed”, as the Australian Government has finally made it so businesses are legally obliged to report such incidents, there has been many failed attempts to bring this scheme to light, many different Governm...

Bitcoins becoming mainstream and why it’s important to protect them from hackers

Feb 12, 2018

Bitcoins is and most likely will always be the biggest mystery to hit the internet, for those of you who haven’t really heard of bitcoins or have absolutely no idea what I’m actually talking about here is a quick history lesson.

Importance Of Encryption In The Workplace

Jul 18, 2017

Encryption, it’s a topic we use often within our blogs, it’s also a topic a lot of people decide not to take seriously, primarily because they struggle to understand how it can affect them personally. This could be caused by several reasons, one they just don’t care and feel they don’t need to be protected, two they struggle to understand what encryption actually is and how it can protect all their personal information and data.

Why Government Mandated Backdoors put us all at Risk

Jun 23, 2017

In a previous blog “CITIZENS NOT SUSPECTS” I emphasised the security vulnerabilities surrounding metadata, and how the government wanted major telecommunication companies, such as Telstra to keep all their metadata so law enforcement could access it on demand. I also mentioned how I felt it couldn’t get any worse; however, I was wrong.

Australian Mobile Security Brief

Jun 02, 2017

As an Australian in 2017, it is only expected that you own some sort of mobile device, and, as a nation, we have now become addicted. Research shows that 64% of Australians don’t go anywhere without their phone in hand, with 73% of those being millennials (18-34 year olds).

Citizens not suspects

May 21, 2017

Many Australians may have little to no knowledge on what metadata is or how it actually affects them. So you’re probably wondering what is metadata? Well, the simplest way to describe metadata is everything you do on a phone or online creates data that is basically a footprint, this data doesn’t show things such as what your text message to your mother or father said nor does it record what you said on the last phone call you had, but instead shows what time you sent the message, the location...