Protect Your Business with Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

In today’s digital age, the threat of cyber attacks is a constant concern for businesses of all sizes. According to a recent article by, Australia is among the most targeted countries for ransomware attacks[^1^]. It is essential for businesses to prioritize their security measures to avoid potential devastating consequences. One effective solution to safeguard […]

Government to Scrap Privacy Act Exemption for Small Businesses

Businesses generating up to $3 million annually will be subjected to new data privacy standards, following the government’s recent declaration regarding the comprehensive review of the Privacy Act. The government has either endorsed or provisionally accepted most of the 116 suggestions put forward in the review this past February. Central to these recommendations is the […]

The LastPass Data Breach: A Cautionary Tale of Inaction and Crypto Losses

In the ever-evolving digital world, security is of utmost importance. This is especially true when it comes to safeguarding passwords, which are the keys to one’s digital life. LastPass, a popular password manager, has long been trusted to secure these precious assets. However, recent events surrounding a data breach and subsequent inaction have raised questions […]

The MGM Grand Cyberattack: A Case Study in Human Error and Corporate Risk

The ransomware group ALPHV, also known as BlackCat, has reportedly compromised MGM Grand casinos, affecting its operations across multiple states in the U.S. According to malware archive vx-underground, the group used social engineering to breach the company’s computer systems within just 10 minutes. They found an employee on LinkedIn and made a phone call to […]

Responding to Data Breaches: A Compliance Checklist for Australian Businesses

Data breaches are an unfortunate reality in today’s interconnected world. For businesses operating in Australia, navigating the aftermath of a data breach involves adhering to specific legal and ethical obligations. Failure to meet these requirements can result in significant fines and long-lasting damage to the company’s reputation. Here’s a brief overview of the key requirements […]

$4k in savings on our clients’ M365 Licensing, can we do the same for you? Limited opportunity, price increases effective 1st September 2023

Microsoft will be increasing their licensing subscription costs effective from 1st September 2023, posing a significant financial impact on businesses reliant on Microsoft services. However, there’s a limited window to achieve savings. Switching from a monthly subscription to an annual licensing agreement before the price increase could result in up to a 29% saving on […]

Why MFA is No Longer Effective Against Business Email Compromise Due to AiTM Attacks

In the digital age, security has become a paramount concern for businesses worldwide. One of the most common methods of ensuring security is through Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). However, recent developments in cyber threats, particularly Artificial Intelligence in the Middle (AiTM) attacks, have raised questions about the effectiveness of MFA. Understanding MFA Multi-Factor Authentication is a […]

Cybersecurity Breach Hits Australian Financial Firm Perpetual Digital

Perpetual Hit by Third-Party Security Breach In a recent turn of events, Perpetual, a renowned financial services provider in Australia, has been hit by a third-party security breach. This incident has led to the compromise of a limited amount of personal data and has affected approximately 45,000 clients. Consequently, the company’s myPerpetual services were taken […]

Microsoft Updates November 2022

Our team at Evisent are continually monitoring developments in the ever-evolving world of Information Technology.  Microsoft releases more than 100 updates each month, we have filtered to bring you those that we feel are most relevant to you and your business. . Cameo in PowerPoint Live This update integrates your Teams camera feed into your […]