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CyberSecurity training opportunities

Cyber Security is a huge focus for many businesses, not for profit organisations, and individuals. Over the next two weeks the Real World team will be at a number of events helping people learn about some of the simple things they can do to secure their organisation. Wednesday 1st July (Seven Hills, Sydney) Hope 103.2 is hosting their first Business After 5 event in two … Continue reading CyberSecurity training opportunities

DDOS Protection with Real World

With an average attack to mitigation time of less than 15 seconds, we’re really proud of our DDOS protection solution. At the recent AusNOG conference I gave a 5 minute lightning talk outlining some of the tools and techniques we use to help protect our network and our customers networks. Our solution is made possible by our global network. Our distributed architecture allows us to … Continue reading DDOS Protection with Real World

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Proposed Instruments to enhance Security information obligations for carriers and eligible carriage service providers

Recently the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication sought consultation from industry regarding proposed changes to the Carrier License Conditions for carrier license holders, and the introduction of a new instrument that would force Internet Service Providers (CSPs) to comply with certain new obligations for Cyber Security. As we, along with many of our clients, fall into these categories, we spent considerable time … Continue reading Proposed Instruments to enhance Security information obligations for carriers and eligible carriage service providers

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How do you get started with Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is a complex and often frustrating topic laden with complex technical terms and information. But for most organisations, Cyber Security starts with sensible, simple policies and decisions. In conjunction with Neil Bull for Anglican Risk and Insurance Services (AIRS), Andrew Yager is presenting a series of webinars on how organisations can get started with Cyber Security. The series of 10 webinars runs over … Continue reading How do you get started with Cyber Security?

ACSC calls for heightened security posture

As reports emerge of the Russian attack into Ukraine, the Australian Government has reminded organisations that an increase in global conflict also increases the rise of potential cyber attacks. The ACSC has issued an advisory that outlines some of the more common types of attacks organisations can expect to see over the coming weeks and months as the conflict within Europe continues to escalate. Real … Continue reading ACSC calls for heightened security posture

Important Cyber Security Update

This morning, on the 19th June 2020, the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has revealed that Australian governments and businesses are being targeted by a major cyber-attack. You can read the article here. I couldn’t have said it better myself than the CEO of Real World, Andrew Yager saying “We’ve got your back!” In this climate when online attacks are prevalent and business data is … Continue reading Important Cyber Security Update

Windows 7 End of Support – 14th Jan 2020

Microsoft Discontinued support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 on the 14th January, just over 10 years since it was first released. Here’s what you need to know. Will my computer running Windows 7 stop working? No, your computer will continue to work. End of Support means that Microsoft will no longer provide code or security updates. This leaves you vulnerable to viruses, malware, hackers … Continue reading Windows 7 End of Support – 14th Jan 2020

I Cry, You Cry, We all Cry

Over the past few days, we — like most of the internet — have become aware of media reports about WannaCry/WCRY ransomware, an unprecedented surge in ransomware infections affecting many organisations and individual users globally. A number of customers have contacted us today to seek clarity around how this ransomware may affect their business. At Real World, we value clear, transparent communication about issues and updates that might affect … Continue reading I Cry, You Cry, We all Cry

Spam, Phishing and Email

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. And even more so when it comes to emails these days. The last few days have seen yet another re-emergence of specific SPAM messages from organisations such as Australia Post, Energy Australia, the Australian Tax Office, and the Australian Federal Police that are designed to trick normal, smart, and sensible people into opening them and compromising their computers. When … Continue reading Spam, Phishing and Email