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Cyber Security insights

The cyber security landscape is constantly changing. As a global organisation, BDO monitors the major incidents and emerging trends in Australia and around the world. BDO Cyber Security Updates will keep you informed – subscribe today to have it delivered directly to your inbox.


October 2020

2020 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey

The fifth annual BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security survey is now open. Do not miss your chance to gain insight into the maturity of your organisation’s cyber security approach.

Digital transformation: Begin with cyber security in mind

What exactly does it mean to begin an organisation’s digital transformation or project with cyber security in mind? Simply said, it means starting all digital projects by asking the right cyber security questions up-front. Download our whitepaper to read more on the 20 cyber security questions to ask before starting any digital project.

The top 5 SSPA compliance gaps

What are the top five areas organisations need to consider when working with or renewing their contracts with Microsoft? BDO’s Risk Advisory team outline key compliance gaps and how businesses can resolve them.

APRA Regulation CPS 234 – What is it and how does it apply to your organisation?

The implementation of CPS 234 has raised a number of compliance obligations for organisations offering financial services to their clients. Read the article to find out more.

June 2020

Cyber Security: Working-from-home guide

Many organisations require employees to work-from-home. BDO has created a detailed checklist to help organisations navigate and plan their way through the complex issues this presents.

Cyber Security in 2020: Myths versus reality

In our digitally-driven society, cyber security is an essential element in ensuring both data integrity and privacy. In this article, we examine several common cyber security myths to set the record straight.

What you need to know about the Australian Government's COVIDSafe application

The Australian Government’s COVIDSafe application has come under much public scrutiny. Our experts offer an in-depth look at the app and how it works.

2019 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey Report

The 2019 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey results highlight a number of important insights for Australian and New Zealand businesses to be aware of.

Assessing cyber risk in construction

Cyber security remains a key concern across industries and to insulate themselves from increased threat, construction companies should be looking at building a cyber resilience strategy.

BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report - April 2020

In our latest threat report, we explore cyber threats and what they mean for the financial services industry.

December 2019

Cyber Security in 2020: Top ten predictions and recommendations

The BDO Cyber Security team has outlined their top ten predictions and recommendations for cyber security in 2020 so you can reduce the probability of a cyber security incident. Read more.

2020 Cyber security guidelines for c-suite executives

Cyber attacks arguably pose the single biggest modern threat to businesses. The number of cyber attacks, their level of sophistication, and the financial and reputational impact they have all continue to increase at an alarming rate. Read publication.

Seven mistakes to avoid when managing your information security awareness program

Organisations of all sizes across various industries are experiencing information and cyber security incidents and breaches where human error is the prevailing cause.  These attacks are tarnishing the reputation of their business, disrupting their operations and services, and causing significant financial loss. Read article.

BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report Q3 2019

The healthcare industry has seen a sharp rise in cyber attacks over the last three years, especially those using ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). Read report.

September 2019

Seven questions directors need to ask about cyber

Cyber security is an important risk consideration for boards in today’s digital age. Read the full article where we examine the key questions directors need to ask management in order to assess and track their exposure to cyber risk.

Cyber fraud and data breach protection: Challenges and best practices

Cyber fraud and data breach protection are a growing concern globally and the number and sophistication of cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. Discover the challenges and best practices to effectively manage cyber security incidents in our article.

BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report Q2 2019

Industries and governments are intrinsically and fundamentally dependent on critical infrastructure, with the physical and virtual assets remaining vital to a country’s national security. BDO’s latest report outlines the threats facing these industries and how to best protect against them moving  forward.

Can your organisation afford a data breach?

The cyber landscape is constantly changing and organisations need to be agile in their approach to cyber security. Discover what it takes to minimize the impacts of a data breach.

June 2019

The 2018/2019 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey

Results from the 2018/2019 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey are in. Benchmark your cyber efforts against your peers by using the trend data available to assess how prepared you are.

You need response, not just prevention

Due to broader regulatory requirements, cyber security awareness is increasing. Take a look at why, despite this increase, organisations need to place a greater emphasis on cyber resilience.

Publication: BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report Q1 2019

The Internet has significantly impacted the retail industry during the last decade, and opened the door to ample vulnerabilities for cyber criminals. Discover what these new trends mean for the retail industry as a whole.

Compliance with cyber security regulations is just the first step

Australian organisations have shown increased confidence in meeting their Notifiable Data Breaches obligations, but many are not conducting adequate and regular testing of their response plans. Explore our top three tips for testing notifiable data breaches.

The cyber security threat landscape is changing. Is your organisation ready?

The cyber security threat landscape is constantly changing. Read more to learn how your organisation can prepare to combat these threats.

Cyber attacks and their impacts are on the rise

Cyber criminals have changed the strategies they employ to target organisations. Learn more about the frequency and severity of cyber attacks experienced in Australia and New Zealand, and how the trends have changed in recent years.

More work required to boost cyber resilience

Positive steps towards building security risk and attack prevention processes have been observed in Australian organisations. However, more resources need to be allocated to incident response plans. Discover how these plans can minimise the impact of cyber incidents.

Cyber resilience and the role of boards

Rapid digital transformation has affected Australian businesses, government agencies and individuals. Our team has outlined the role that boards play in cyber resilience – including 10 good practices for boards to drive governance of cyber risk.

Is your organisation cyber security mature? Reducing the chance of successful attacks

Money is not the only cost of a cyber attack, its biggest impact is on an organisation’s reputation. Explore how your organisation can increase its cyber maturity and reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber attack.

February 2019

Top ten trends and recommendations for 2019

If you want to plan ahead and learn from last year's cyber security experiences across the globe, this report is a must read. You’ll get insight into key trends witnessed in 2018 and recommendations for 2019. Read the report.

BDO Cyber Threat Insights Report Q4 2018

In a review of Q4, BDO warns about the escalation in both the number and severity of attacks, threats and malicious actors targeting the public sector. Our report examines some of these challenges and issues, and analyses the cyber security practices of the public sector in four different countries – Australia, Germany, Israel and the United States. Read the BDO report.

How to protect against cyber attacks in the energy industry

As the energy industry adopts new technologies, the number of potential cyber vulnerabilities increases drastically. Read the article

Safer Internet Day – 5 February

BDO is a proud supporter of Safer Internet Day (SID). Learn how you can get involved.

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