Tag Archives: data security

How safe is your online information?

Cybercriminals and hackers get most of the attention. Think no further than the WannaCry and Petya viruses. But private information is equally at risk when trusted organisations carelessly mishandle sensitive data, jeopardising reputations and confidentiality. Just last month it was … Continue reading

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Data security – the crisis risk elephant in the room

If you’re ever tempted to doubt the impact of a data breach, just think about the hackers who leaked emails immediately before the US Democratic National Convention, which exposed the party machine’s bias against election hopeful Bernie Sanders. There’s some … Continue reading

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The Australian census crisis: what can we learn?

One of the highest profile organisational crises in recent times was last week’s disastrous failure of the Australian online census. The Bureau of Statistics website failed on census night, leaving millions of angry and frustrated citizens unable to submit their census information … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the cyber risk tsunami

Cyber incidents have emerged as the fastest growing business risk in 2016, and damage to reputation is now the single greatest economic loss they cause. It’s not often that experts agree, but the cyber risk tsunami is recognised around the world as one … Continue reading

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Reputation risk and the cyber-enemy within

At a time when organisations worry about cyber-security threats from hackers, criminals, competitors and foreign governments, many fail to properly recognise the operational and reputational risk from insider security breaches. This was highlighted last month when a disgruntled 26-year-old IT … Continue reading

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Businesses keep on ignoring crisis threats

US retailer Target now admits that hackers stole personal financial details of up to 70 million people in their pre-Christmas raid.  And a 16-year-old Melbourne schoolboy broke into system of Public Transport Victoria and exposed the records of tens of … Continue reading

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Are computer crises the Achilles heel of business?

The American crisis authority Tim Coombs says crises may be unpredictable, but they should not be unexpected.  And continuing computer problems seem to be a constant reminder of what can go wrong and the threat to reputation In June a … Continue reading

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