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News Updated by Shamane Tan, Privasec's Cyber Security Advisor

Despite the heavy rain this morning, attending an educational breakfast presentation hosted by Lloyd's Register together with Privasec was a great way to start the day! It was quite enjoyable hearing from our very own Dr. Ignatius Swart as he demystified ISO 27001:2013, discussed common misconceptions, and explained what is really required for businesses to obtain certification. He was such a natural, having previously been invited to speak many times at huge conferences attended by ministers, defence and government bodies. This morning, he delivered a fantastic presentation in a clear and concise manner, going through 10 ISO27001 misconceptions that debunked incorrect theories and perceptions commonly stopping businesses from getting ISO 27001:2013 certified.

We are extremely proud of our Senior Consultant Mike Monnik, who delivered an incredible presentation last week at the Cybersecurity & Cyber Risk Meetup in Melbourne. He spoke on the Threat of Drones (from a hacker's perspective), and had the entire crowd captivated. Well articulated, great content, new perspectives, and inspiring passion. John C. Maxwell, an internationally recognised leadership expert,nailed it when he said this, that a great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. Well done!

Achieving ISO 27001 certification does not guarantee your organisation will never experience security incidents ever again. Nor can anyone realistically claim that the standard is perfect and it can absolutely be trusted. Despite the negativity, obtaining certification does offer several significant benefits that cannot be denied. Often touted benefits of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that is implemented correctly and follows the spirit of the standard are:

Written by Shamane Tan, Cyber Security Advisor - APAC, Privasec

Early last March at the 'Data Privacy Matters' meetup, I had the privilege of moderating a panel segment addressing the NDB Amendment & GDPR's Impact on Australian Businesses. The panellists were Patrick Gunning, (Law Partner from King & Wood Mallesons), Fergus Brooks, (Cyber Risk National Practice Leader, at Aon Australia) and Romain Rallu, (CEO at Privasec, an independent Security firm). We spent the night discussing the applicability of the Privacy Act, being prepared for this new privacy legislation, the ramifications of ignoring the them, and exploring what is covered by insurance when it comes to Data Breaches.

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Privasec has released a fact sheet to assist you in assessing and handling this discovery. 

Krack Wi-Fi Vulnerability Fact Sheet - PDF