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IT Security Alert – Surging Property-Related BEC Threats

In this week’s Australia Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Partner update, we received notification of a marked and growing trend involving cybercriminals targeting the property and real estate sector to conduct property-related BEC (business email compromise) scams in Australia. This recent alert highlights the use of BEC scams to target real estate agents,...
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IT Security : Peeling back the “layers”

Why a "layered" approach to IT security is more important than ever! There no ONE thing that will protect your people, systems and data better. The key is to make it harder for the threats to penetrate - Hit play to find out what we mean. If you're of a certain age...
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The Essential Eight Maturity Model Has Changed – Here’s How!

Quietly, the advice around the Essential Eight has changed…Here’s how! In July this year, as Australia’s news headlines were dominated by rolling COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) quietly released new advice on the implementation of the Essential Eight. Whether you’re just starting your IT Security Governance or...
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Most Breached Passwords of 2020

The results are in - here is a selection of the most breached passwords of 2020. There has never been a year of more malicious cyber activity than 2020 - and fighting a losing battle on the front lines were your passwords! Here are some of the biggest losers in 2020,...
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July 2021 Security Alerts

A number of IT Security Alerts have recently been provided via the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Microsoft and other vendors that require your attention. Please note that Maxsum Managed IT Services clients remain unaffected by these recent incidents and we provide the following details for your information only. We continue...
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Blurred Lines: Why using your work device for personal use is a bad idea!

If you’re running your work and life on one device…stop right now! With more staff now about to “return to office”, businesses and organisations are fine tuning their approach to remote working and working from home. Whilst the discussion is heavily focused on whether to have everyone back in full time,...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracking with Office365

Before you roll-out a 3rd party app for the job - find out what you already have at your fingertips within Microsoft Office 365 to get the job done! Plus you'll have all your data right where you need it - in house! Whilst COVID-19 restrictions across Victoria have ever so...
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Top 10 Remote Working IT Security Steps You May Have Missed!

Here are the remote working IT Security steps you may have missed in the rush to get remote-work ready, and how to fix them! Long before COVID-19 many businesses were, in varying degrees, moving towards offering or embedding some form of remote working flexibility in their workplaces. This was largely driven by...
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