Cyber Security News

Benefits of an Incident Response Team

IBM research has indicated that organisations with an incident response team and extensive testing of their response plans save over $1.2 million in total data breach costs. Qa...

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Top Four Cost Factors

IBM's 2019 study has revealed that revenue loss i.e. lost business was the biggest cost factor for businesses in a data breach. Averaging at $1.42m or 36% of the total cost of ...

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Voluntary Data Breaches

Human error accounted for 35% of data breaches over the period of April 2018 to March 2019. Preparedness is key to tackle such incidents. Click here to view this post on Lin...

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Cost Per Lost Record

IBM has reported that the cost of a data breach per lost record is $150. What precautions are you taking to protect your customers records and the costs that arise from a data ...

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Breaches In Education Industry

Data breaches in the education industry has increased 17.3% in just the past four months. It is a worrying trend for all educational organizations. Click here to view this p...

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Incidence Response Team

IBM's 2019 Cost Of Data Breach Report indicates that the formation of an incident response team can reduce the cost of a data breach by an average of $360,000. Do you have an i...

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Public Hospital Services

Only 16% of public hospital services have dedicated budget for managing cybersecurity whereas 50% of respondents are unclear about such provisions. Click here to view this p...

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Finance Sector Breaches

The 12 month notifiable data breach report has revealed that a substantial amount of data breaches in the finance sector are due to human error. How secure is your business fro...

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Cyber Security and Senior Management

Are you as a business owner aware about the cyber security measures implemented in your own business? Qantian enables you to take on a more active role in all your cyber risk ...

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Health Sector Data Breaches

Human error was the leading cause of data breaches in the health sector, compared to an average of 35% for most sectors. Click here to view this post on LinkedIn

Data On The Dark Web

What if your data falls in the wrong hands? Symantec’s external survey reports that 68 percent of respondents have either seen direct or likely evidence that their data had b...

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Business Disruptions In Australia

Time is critical when you’re in the midst of growing your business. The last thing you want is a disruption preventing you from achieving your goals. Click here to view th...

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IoT Vulnerabilities

Flaws and security holes in IoT devices leave organizations and consumers vulnerable to cyber breaches caused by botnets. Click here to view this post on LinkedIn

Encrypting Your Data

Failing to implement basic security measures such as encryption of valuable data are creating serious gaps and driving higher incidents of insider threats. Click here to vie...

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Alerts with Australian Organisations

Cybercrime knows no boundaries. It can happen to any business, big or small. The Cisco 2018 Asia Pacific Security Capabilities Benchmark Study states that organizations in Aust...

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Impact of a Single Data Breach

The latest quarterly data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) revealed that over 10 million records were affected from a single data...

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Disclosure of Financial Information

According to the Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report, 46% of the data breaches reported from 1 January to 31 March 2019 disclosed financial information. Custo...

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Oversharing Cloud Files

Symantec’s recent Cloud Security Report indicates that 93% of respondents deal with users oversharing cloud files containing sensitive and compliance oriented data. Human err...

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Business Interruptions from Breach

65% of Australian businesses were interrupted due to a breach last year (Telstra Security Report 2019). What is the actual cost of a cyber incident? Apart from remediation cost...

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Addressing Cloud Security Alerts

Symantec's recent cyber security threat report indicates that majority of organisations blame immature security practices, including the use of personal accounts, and lack of m...

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Following Centre of Internet best practices

Symantec’s own data indicates that 85% of customers are not using Center for Internet Security (CIS) best practices. The CIS benchmarks are the global standard and recognized...

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Testing systems for resilience against cyber attacks

Our data indicates that majority of businesses have not tested their systems for their resilience against cyber attacks. The consequences of failing to test information systems...

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Risks of storing information in more than one environment

According to Symantec's 2019 Cloud Security Threat Report, 93% of organizations store data in multiple environments which makes it challenging for staff to achieve visibility a...

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Disruptions due to accidental insider

The 2019 Telstra Security Report indicates that over a quarter of Australian businesses report weekly or monthly disruptions due to an ‘accidental insider’. The consequence...

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Multi-factor authentication for eliminating cyber breaches

Verizon's recent data breach report states that fundamental security measures such as limiting password reuse and implementing multi-factor authentication could have major bene...

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Disclosure of Personal Contact Information

According to OAIC’S Notifiable Breach Data Insights Report, 86% of data breaches from April 2018 to March 2019, disclosed personal information. Such incidents can lead to fu...

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Incorporating Cyber Awareness

Qantian Insights show that businesses that do not incorporate cyber awareness into their education and training are more susceptible to a cyber-related event. These businesses ...

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Breaches Motivated by Financial Gain

Financial gain is still the most common motive behind data breaches where a motive is known. Verizon's data breach investigations report discovered that 71% of all data breache...

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Data Breaches in SME's

SME’s across Australia have been prime targets of data breaches. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2019, 43% of data breach victims have been small bu...

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Majority of Breaches take Months to Discover

It is reported that majority of data breaches have taken months, if not longer to be discovered. As a result it is important that businesses take the time to monitor their info...

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712% Increase in Data Breaches

The recent OAIC report has indicated a 712% increase in total data breaches since February 2018. Whilst the threat environment is rapidly expanding, Australian businesses are r...

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Australian Businesses Lack Cyber Security Skills

Research shows that businesses in Australia only have 7 percent of the cyber security skills it needs, making them highly vulnerable to data breaches. We at Qantian are dedicat...

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Business Email Compromise Scams

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has reported that Business Email Compromise scams have grown by a third in 2018. This form of cyber crime occurs when a hac...

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Phishing Scams in Australia

It is well documented that SME’s are a prime target of phishing scams in Australia. Phishing scams occur when cyber criminals target businesses to obtain confidential informa...

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Incidence Response Plan

1 in 4 Australian cybersecurity professionals identified that they don't have an incident management plan. A cyber incident can cause a lot of damage to businesses including moneta...

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Cyber Crime for Australian SME's

Does your organisation send and receive emails on mobile devices? Do you operate a company social media page or website? Basic business operations such as these can make you a targ...

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Welcome to Qantian

Qantian is a digital resilience platform that uses real-time data, insights and analytics to help businesses like yours become more resilient. Click here to view post