Tag Archives: security

PCI compliance myths

Understanding the complex world of PCI compliance is a challenging task, especially if you’re a small business owner whose area of expertise isn’t based in the technology and security space. There is a lot of information, and misinformation, surrounding Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which can be confusing for people who haven’t

The most common types of eCommerce fraud

A new report from 4iQ released a startling statistic, saying there was a 424% increase in new cyber breaches of small businesses in 2018 compared to 2017. What’s even worse, 78% of the small-medium sized businesses participating in these findings indicated they had been a target of cyber attacks, highlighting the importance of eCommerce fraud

SMEs Need To Put Privacy At The Top Of Their List

Put privacy at the top

Small business owners work hard and have enough worries without adding privacy to the burden. But you should be aware that customers are getting very concerned about how organisations handle their personal information. They are even moreanxious about how information regarding their health and children is handled. The Privacy Act, which includes the Australian Privacy

My Small Business Has Suffered a Data Breach. What Now?

Suffered a data breach

Itʼs not too dramatic to say: Itʼs not a question of if your business will suffer a data breach, but when. In late May, 100,000 Westpac customer records have been compromised, the Australian National University has suffered a sophisticated cyberattack, the Australian Catholic University staff database has been compromised and the Commonwealth Bank has suspended

Are You Personally Liable If Your Business Suffers a Data Breach?

Are you liable for a data breach

A data breach occurs when information your business holds is compromised – lost, stolen or sent to the wrong person. Data breaches affect small businesses every day. The individuals whose personal information is affected may be harmed and the business which suffers the breach might lose customers, money and trust and see its reputation damaged.