Kieran Kirkpatrick

Recent Posts by Kieran Kirkpatrick:

Support employees to avoid online shopping scams this festive season

With the silly season suddenly upon us in earnest, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) wants everyone to be more guarded when shopping online. As many of your employees will be shopping online using corporate devices, it’s important to take the time now to remind them to be vigilant. Make sure your staff are all suitably trained to avoid online shopping scams.

Topics: Security

Get Help Managing Mobile Data Security

In early September, there was good news out of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Its most recent report on notifiable data breaches in Australia showed that notifications from January to June this year had dropped compared to the second half of 2022. At that time, Australia had been rocked by the enormous cyberattacks on Medibank and Optus as well as three separate data breaches that had compromised the private information of millions of Australians.

Topics: Security

EMM is your first line of defence in enterprise mobility security

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provides an essential toolset to help manage the way your people use mobile devices for business processes and communications. EMM goes far beyond mobile device management (MDM), it forms your first line of defence against enterprise mobility security threats. The security features in today's EMM tools help keep customer and corporate data safe.

Topics: Lifecycle

The Importance of Trusted Sources for App Installs

The discovery of two new advanced Android surveillance ware instances in July serves as a timely reminder for Australian companies to maintain a robust security posture. The surveillance ware, known as WyrmSpy and DragonEgg, have sophisticated data collection and exfiltration capabilities, and can be used to collect a wide range of data from infected devices. Both are attributed to the high-profile, state-sponsored espionage group APT41.

Topics: Security

Managing Company Phones Where Personal Info and Work Co-exists

Attractive working conditions with the flexibility to work outside the office is a major drawcard for boosting employee engagement and attracting new talent. With the shift to hybrid working patterns, keeping employees securely connected to company applications and data while they work from home, in a café, or on the go, is now part of the many and complicated challenges tasked to the IT team. When your organisation embraces workplace flexibility it’s essential to adopt powerful security controls to go with it.

Topics: Professional Services Lifecycle