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Andy Horbury | 06 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

I’d like to share two webinars with you that we delivered this week

The first was Attack of the Cyber Spies a webinar delivered as part of BrightTALK’s Hackers Summit which you can access here.

The second is the December update of the regular webinar series I do with my colleague Andrew Shepherd: Website Security Threats: December Update

I've also posted both webinar slide decks to Slideshare here

Finally, I’d also like to share this blog posted by Tom Powledge who is the VP of the Website Security Solutions division here at Symantec Keeping Your Data Safe with SSL

We'll be back next week with some new blogs.

Andy Horbury | 18 Jul 2013 | 0 comments


We recently published Symantec’s Website Security Threat Report which contains a huge amount of information on the security threat landscape. In this series of blog posts we will focus on topics such as the re-emergence of phishing, the rise of malware and what you need to be aware of to keep your work and personal life secure.

Starting with Phishing…Over the past few years there has been a slight change to the type of phishing attacks we’ve seen. As sites such as Facebook and Twitter have grown in popularity, they have drawn the attention of the cybercriminal fraternity and we’ve seen a significant increase in spam and phishing...

Belinda Charleson | 21 May 2013 | 1 comment

It’s time to stop and take a moment to consider cyber security, says the Australian Government. Once a year, the government gets together in partnerships with industry, the community, and consumer organisations to help make people aware of basic steps they can and should do to protect their personal and financial information.

This year’s theme on their Website is “Our Shared Responsibility”. I encourage you all to go out and look at their website, where they help distill a lot of activities down to the basic 10. (With commentary by me.)

  1. Install and update your security software and set it to scan regularly. If you’re broke, there are free A/V options from Microsoft, AVG, and Avast. Install one of these at minimum! Then as soon as you can, upgrade to a top-rated A/V like Norton.
  2. Turn on...
Andy Horbury | 21 Feb 2013 | 2 comments


Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as tips to keep your website safe, SEO and in this final post, website analytics.....

How to make the most of website analytics

Website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, Optimizely or Mint, are invaluable tools when it comes to guiding your marketing and website development but only if you know how to make the most of the data...

Andy Horbury | 19 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as analytics, SEO and some tips to keep your website safe..

Seven ways to keep your website safe

Broken links, badly formatted code, page errors and expired SSL certificates can hurt the quality and ranking of your site. Running a website isn’t simply a case of setting it up and forgetting about it. It’s not quite build it and they will come, you need to maintain it, keep it safe and secure it in order to maximize traffic, sign-ups and conversions. Here are seven top tips for a safe and successful website:


AllenKelly | 01 Aug 2012 | 1 comment

Last month, a popular social networking site fell victim to one of the industry’s largest hacking attacks, losing more than 6.5 million user passwords—including 165,000 that were cracked and posted online. Shortly after, similar password breaches occurred at a popular dating site and a popular music site.

With hackers increasingly targeting social networking sites to gain sensitive user information, it’s becoming especially important for users to be cautious and mindful of their online behavior. Because chances are, the passwords that many people use to log in to their social networking accounts are the same ones they use to access other online accounts, including banking or other transactional sites.

Want to make sure your next social networking session is a safe one? Here are a few tips...

Michael Lin | 06 Dec 2011 | 1 comment

While presenting at the HostingCon earlier this year, some particular figures in my slide deck jumped out at me: 1) Corporations are seeing their information double every two years; and 2) Each day, 600 million emails are sent containing unencrypted confidential data. Those are staggering figures on their own. Put them together, and the need to protect sensitive data online becomes glaringly obvious.

The booming popularity of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates and Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL) Certificates reflects the recognition that people and organizations must protect themselves from worsening malware, data breaches and other IT security threats. By validating user and...

AllenKelly | 18 May 2011 | 0 comments

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced their annual scorecard on security-related matters for a number of companies including members of the Fortune 500, Internet Retailer Top 500 Retailers, The FDIC 100, the top 50 government sites, leading social networking sites and OTA member sites.

You can find the entire scorecard here. It’s interesting to note the year over year growth in adoption of EV SSL Certificates.  In some groups, adoption was up 289% Y/Y and the overall average for all of the groups was a commendable 68%.

This helps to support the notion that the industry is really starting to adopt EV SSL as the latest standard in SSL security.  We’ve seen instances where agencies like the IRS have made strong recommendations for e-filing sites using EV SSL during tax season, as well as it...

Tim Callan | 11 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

For the past seven years or so we've seen a common criminal practice of creating just-in-time phishing scams around breaking news or other current events. These scams consistently appear for predictable events such as tax time or even March Madness, but they also arrive very quickly when high profile natural disasters occur. Dating back at least as far as the Katrina/Rita disaster (and occurring as recently as February's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand), these attacks seek to prey on concerned well wishers trying to donate money to aid disaster relief. The good...

Tim Callan | 23 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

This new white paper from the Aberdeen Group studies adoption of Extended Validation SSL Certificates and how it varies between what Aberdeen calls Best-in-Class, Average, and Laggard IT organizations.