Reports

Smart speakers can be used to hack your world

The expanding risks of Smart Speakers and "smart skills" apps – and what you can do to protect yourself.

Greater Protection Needed For Digital Personal Medical Records

The ‘Dark Web’ sounds like something invented by Hollywood; the title of a B grade science fiction movie. Unfortunately,

Research Briefing – ‘Who is listening to your children?'

A briefing on the potential access new Smart Speakers give companies to your children. Big companies like Facebook are accessing your personal data and providing it to third parties without your permission. Many people, parents in particular, don’t realise the amount of access large online companies have to private information about their lives, their family and even their children.

NSW Budget Submission on police funding for cyber crime

Cyber identity theft is increasing in NSW. In the June 2018 Budget, the NSW Government should commit significant funding to the NSW Police for the purposes of clamping down on the growing problem of cyber identity theft. Police cybercrime faculties are under resourced and unable to adequately investigate and prosecute cyber identity theft perpetrated on the general public.

Research briefing: Funding police to fight cyber crime

The incidence of identity theft is booming. Unfortunately, very few criminals are caught and prosecuted: under-resourced police can’t track down your identity thief. So how do we make it harder for hackers to steal your identity?

Data Breach Reporting is here - is your organisation ready for it?

New research has found that thousands of small to medium Australian businesses are not prepared for the Federal Government’s new ‘Data Breach Reporting Guidelines’ that come into effect today.

Case study on a recent Identity Theft Incident

You'd think your bank, your mobile phone communications provider and other companies that have you as a customer would be helpful and attentive. Perhaps not.

SAAS a blessing or a curse?

Is the "software as a service" phenomenon a blessing or a curse? Sorin Toma takes an informed, balanced look in this detailed analysis.

It's happening now (it started years ago)

DIGITAL DISRUPTION WILL IMPACT YOU – AT HOME AND AT WORK – WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. IT HAS ALREADY INFLUENCED YOUR CAREER, YOUR FAMILY AND PERHAPS EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE!!! THIS IS NOT A BAD THING, BUT RATHER AN OPPORTUNITY!!!

The tech tsunami: what should you do?

Technology is radically changing many aspects of our lives. With thought and planning, rather than being a casualty of disruption you can take advantage of it.

Biometrics and Multi-Factor Authentication

Amazon has your voiceprint. Apple has your fingerprint and face recognition.

Major impact on many industries already – and major impact on you!!!

Industries that have either been changed or are being changed forever include real-estate sales, entertainment and media (especially print) publishing, advertising, education, retailers, recruitment, transport/logistics, financial services/banking and travel among many others. There is no going back.

Cyber warfare now a fact of life

What else are they up to? They didn't create and invest huge amounts of money just for political reasons or to interfere in elections. They are after much more.

What is Digital Disruption? Examples of Disruptive Technologies

"Digital disruption" is one of those phrases that people hear and even use without ever really knowing what it means. This one is big, so it's worth understanding.

Nobody's safe. Not even children?

Most children use tablet computers, smart phones, mobile devices and laptops from a very early age. Laptops are compulsory in some schools from about year 5 or 6 onwards. And yet not all schools (even private ones) secure networks properly. 

Who are these so called hackers?

You will be surprised. At the top are state sponsored defence organisations.