Insights: Cyber Security

Read the latest security insights, updates, and helpful guides

Optus Data Breach: How to protect your details

By Melissa Hoarau | September 29, 2022

On Thursday 22nd September, Australian telco giant Optus revealed they had been the target of a cyber attack that has compromised the personal details of potentially 9.8 million users. If you are an Optus customer, your name, date of birth, phone number, and email addresses may have been breached. Identity documents such as driver’s licences […]

eStorm Achieves ISO 27001 Certification!

By Melissa Hoarau | August 22, 2022

– eStorm Australia is proud to announce we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification In an ever-evolving security landscape, it’s becoming increasingly important for organisations to implement robust systems and processes that protect and secure sensitive data and information assets. ISO 27001 is the global benchmark for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Developed through a […]

How To Achieve ISO 27001 Certification

By Angie Jones | August 4, 2022

Phase 1 – Prepare a Project Plan Gaining ISO 27001 certification can be a long and arduous task. Therefore, to save yourself time and future headaches, be sure to prepare a detailed project plan. During this stage it’s important to set expectations, so that everyone in the team is aware of their roles, responsibilities and […]

11 Types of Phishing Attacks

By Melissa Hoarau | August 3, 2022

1. Spear Phishing Spear phishing is an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific individual, organisation, or business. It is a malicious tactic utilising emails, social media, instant messaging, and other platforms to get users to share personal information or perform actions that can cause network/system compromises or data/financial loss. Although often intended […]

What is cyber insurance and do you need it?

By Melissa Hoarau | July 27, 2022

Globally, cyberattacks are rated as the number one risk businesses may face, and as a result many organisations are turning to cyber insurance to provide protection against financial losses due to a cyber event. What is cyber insurance? Cyber insurance (also known as cyber liability insurance) policies assist in covering financial losses in the event […]

Phishing Attack Prevention: How You Can Avoid Becoming the Catch of the Day

By Angie Jones | July 19, 2022

Over 50% of IT professionals agree that phishing attacks are one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns currently affecting both individuals and businesses. Lapses in cybersecurity protocols and weak infrastructure allow phishing attacks to access highly sensitive information, including passwords, financial details and personal information. Criminals are using every communication method at their disposal, including email, […]

Resilience In A Cyber World: Our Inside Look at the 2022 Australian Cyber Conference

By Angie Jones | June 1, 2022

The 2022 Australian Cyber Conference has kicked off in Canberra and eStorm is there to give you insider access! Held by the The Australian Information Security Association (AISA), the three day event started yesterday the 31st of May, and will run until the 2nd of June. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness and promote […]

How Not-For-Profits Can Improve Their Cybersecurity Without Breaking The Bank

By Angie Jones | May 26, 2022

Cyber crime is a serous threat to organisations across all sectors. Unfortunately for not-for-profits, cyber criminals are opportunists and are indiscriminate in their attacks. Additionally, unlike for-profit businesses, not-for-profits generally don’t have the funds or resources to spend on IT departments or elaborate cybersecurity systems. So we’ve put together this list of useful tips to […]

5 Reasons Not-For-Profits Need Better Cyber Security

By Angie Jones | May 25, 2022

It’s no surprise that cyber crime is one of the biggest threats businesses today face. However, it may come as a shock to learn that not-for-profits are some of the most vulnerable organisations when it comes to to cyber threats. It’s time for not-for-profits to get serious about their cyber security, and we’ve got 5 […]

What is APRA CPS 234 and how do you comply?

By Melissa Hoarau | May 24, 2022

  Introduction: As cyber-attacks evolve in sophistication, regulations to secure information assets must also evolve. The financial sector is one of the more prominent targets for cyber-attacks. The key driver for this is due to the increasing usage of technology by the financial sector to improve customer service and operational efficiency. Thus, regulatory bodies must […]