Understanding Cybersecurity

A Guide to Optimal Cybersecurity Protocols in the Accounting Sector [2023]

Looking back at the previous 12 months from a cybersecurity perspective, it is apparent that there has been an alarming surge in global data breaches and cybercriminal activities. Consequently, cybersecurity concerns have permeated mainstream media with increasing frequency. A notable instance of such threats is the rise of Business Email Compromise (BEC) which has led […] Read more

Responding to a data breach: What the ACSC recommends

Recent cyber breaches have shone a spotlight on the importance of data security. From the Optus breach, to the MyDeal one, and to the most recent Medibank hack, it’s emphasised now more than ever that any firm privy to client data should take their data custodian duty seriously. In light of these cyber events, the […] Read more

Protecting your accounting firm from email fraud and compromise

There was a 150% year-on-year increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks from 2021 to 2022, according to a report by Abnormal Intelligence. Business Email Compromise, or BEC attacks, are sophisticated scams that target businesses and individuals through social engineering or phishing emails. They are extremely convincing, sometimes even meaning that hackers have gained access to your email systems. […] Read more
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