Entries by Shearwater

Security Consultant

Would you like to be part of an exciting, fast growing company that focuses heavily on employees and providing customer enhancing experiences? Shearwater is currently seeking a passionate Security Consultant to be part of our Canberra team. You will be awarded great training benefits, a flexible working environment, and a family friendly culture. Key responsibilities […]

Information Security Report – March 2018

Current Threats and Exploits Crypto Miners Are Sneaking To Your Networks – Despite dropping off a little in the news this month, crypto currency is still a much sought after commodity for many. Attackers are looking to cash in on this to do anything possible in order to make good use of your idle CPU […]

Information Security Report – February 2018

Over the past month, we have seen a number of threats, vulnerabilities, and spear phishing attacks affecting organisations worldwide. Read on for a summary of these events to help you assess their implication on your environment. Current Threats and Exploits Refined Exploits Targeting Legacy Windows Servers and PCs: – The vulnerabilities discovered in SMBv1 servers […]

Information Security Report – January 2018

Current Threats and Exploits Meltdown? Spectre? Where Can We Find Out More? – Early January saw the industry start the year with a bang as rumors of an Intel bug being released online. Google’s Project Zero quickly announced on the 3rd of January that nearly all modern processors are affected by a vulnerability that when […]

Phriendly Phishing Review in ITWire

No matter the protections you have in place, the last defence for cyber security rests with the end user. But how do you educate in a respectful, engaging way? David M Williams, CIO, tried out Shearwater’s Phishing Awareness Training & Simulation Solution, Phriendly Phishing, built on this very premise, finding it reduced risk and exposure to phishing […]

A Milestone for Microsoft Australia and Shearwater

We are very excited about Microsoft’s announcement that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has certified a number of Microsoft’s Australian based online services offerings. The majority of these newly certified services are simply not available from any other cloud service. With these certifications, Australian hospitals, educators and government agencies at federal, state and local level […]

December 2016 Internet Security Report

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! December 2016 was full of the usual Phishing, Malvertising, weak security of IoT devices and large breaches of user accounts that the rest of the year had delivered. If you have a Yahoo email account or an email service that is run through Yahoo’s mail service, please change […]