Petya Ransomware Attack

This morning, as you wake from a hopefully restful night’s sleep, you may hear the news of a new ransomware attack that is reported to be achieving a reasonable number of successful exploitations of organisations around the world, including here in Australia. This latest example of ransomware, a variant of the Petya ransomware attack, exploits…

The Business Case for Managed Security

The cyber security risk All organisations, whether public or private, are compelled to consider risk and whether an issue or event, foreseen or unforeseen may negatively impact on their operational condition or even their very existence.  It is generally considered that there are five principal types of risk (strategic, compliance, operational, financial, and reputational) with…

IPSec advice on WannaCry ransomware outbreak

By now you are likely aware of the recent ransomware outbreak, known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. IPSec would like to provide the following information and advice: Headline Comments:   Primarily impacts unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008). Microsoft has released an emergency patch (KB4012598) for all impacted versions of Windows. Microsoft…

IPSec achieves CREST accreditation

IPSec is please to announce that it has received accreditation from CREST Australia New Zealand. CREST recognises IPSec Pty Ltd as a Registered Tester with certified ethical cyber security tester.  (https://www.crestaustralia.org/approved.html).  Accreditation by CREST of IPSec’s testing practices required confirmation that our security consulting practices complied with their rigorous assessment.  IPSec is pleased to say…