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CloudPBX not affected by 3CX Breach

Yesterday (30th March 2023) it became public that 3CX’s Desktop Client had been compromised by a malicious piece of malware, resulting in ransomware being installed on a number of 3CX Clients computers. 3CX has responded to this incident by issuing new code signing certificates and releasing new software builds, but have admitted they do not understand the extent of the breach. We know that this … Continue reading CloudPBX not affected by 3CX Breach

Introducing Dark Web Monitoring

How do you know if your details have been stolen? Are your passwords involved in a data breach? Real World’s new Dark Web Monitoring helps you monitor, manage and protect your company data. Many organisations are rightly concerned about employee personal details, passwords, and company information being stolen. And with Cyber Crime continuing to be on the rise, and a number of recent high profile … Continue reading Introducing Dark Web Monitoring

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Update on the Optus Data Breach and impact to Real World customers

Some of our Mobile and Mobile Data plans are provided via Optus Wholesale, and these are sourced via an network aggregator we partner with. Following the news of the data breach, we made investigations to determine if any Real World customer data was compromised as part of this breach. We can confirm that customers who purchased mobile phone or mobile data plans where Real World … Continue reading Update on the Optus Data Breach and impact to Real World customers

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New Obligations for Carriage Service Providers

On 5th July, Michelle Rowland signed two new instruments for Carriers and Eligible Carriage Service Providers following earlier consultation requiring a register of critical infrastructure assets to be completed with the department of home affairs, amongst other obligations. These obligations apply to any provider of an internet or phone service. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, in conjunction with Home … Continue reading New Obligations for Carriage Service Providers

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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