Entries by Shearwater

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 […]

November 2016 Internet Security Report

The ransomware threat continued to thrive with new variants, payloads and even using social media as a delivery platform. A vulnerability found in a German ISPs router caused havoc in late November with almost 1 million users knocked into darkness as the result of a recent increase in Mirai worm activity. Social engineering was brought […]

October 2016 Internet Security Report

Joomla takes the cake for most serious exploits doing the rounds this month, with a combination of account creation and privilege escalation vulnerabilities proving an easy way to take complete control of various versions of Joomla. The diagnosis is grim for anyone who was not paying enough attention to patch within 24 hours as mass […]

September 2016 Internet Security Report

September 2016 successfully delivered an eventful month for cyber security with a handful of threats, breaches and interesting developments in the security of Internet of Things devices. A Denial of Service attack on the website of investigative journalist Brian Kerbs was found to be largely comprised of compromised Internet of Things devices.  Ransomware continued to […]

August 2016 Internet Security Report

August 2016 was an overall interesting month for cyber security with the annual conferences taking place in America, the Census providing some interesting lessons learnt and discussion; and the Olympics creating an interesting platform for malicious actors. In addition to this, the industry as a whole experienced a diverse range of new threats, breaches and […]

NSW Government announces first eight fintech startups entering Tel Aviv landing pad

The NSW Government has announced the first eight fintech startups to enter the Tel Aviv landing pad, one of five that has been commissioned by the the Federal Government’s Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). Looking to push Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s fintech capital, the NSW Government worked in partnership with Austrade to help get local startups to […]

Phriendly Phishing selected for an exclusive startup program in Tel Aviv

Media Release Sydney, NSW – Phriendly Phishing, Australia’s pioneering phishing awareness training provider, has been selected as one of eight New South Wales businesses to be part of an intensive startup accelerator program, the Tel Aviv Landing Pad, in Israel. Aiming to stimulate Australian innovation and entrepreneurship, ‘Landing Pads’ are being held across the globe […]