Insider threat at the ABS

Monday, May 12, 2014

See  for a report on the ABS staffer who used sensitive information to make millions

Building a Secure Workplace

Monday, December 09, 2013

Follow this link to access the Deloitte report identifying four types of asset loss due to Insider threat. Great advice for organisations to identify and plan for Insider Threat

Social media associations and threats

Thursday, November 07, 2013
Darwin man kidnapped and held prisoner after meeting social media friend in Senegal - see the story at

Dating Coach Hacking

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dating site vulnerabilities - Worth a read to see what can happen even with people who should know better. 

Fake licences and degrees

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
FAKE Australian passports, driving licences, university degrees and military service certificates are being bought and sold online.

On website an Australian passport costs ?600 ($A775) and for an extra ?200 they will throw in a driver's licence and ID card.

See this article;jsessionid=211F76A3ACF4BA0CED6B4EEE79CCD69F?sy=nstore&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf


Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Four Corners 27 May 2013 - There's growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia's national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers. Few in government or business will admit the full extent of the break-ins, with one expert calling it a "dirty little secret". Follow the link ....

Insider threat at the top of industry

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stories such as this remind us that we must all be ever vigilant in our workplaces to pick up on behaviours that can indicate a problem. The threat of a trusted insider is even more damaging if that person has a high level of access and authority. For a real life FBI sting , read... 

Scariest Search Engine

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

THE 'scariest search engine' is peering in the darkest corners of the internet and finding servers, webcams, traffic lights and even power plants open to anyone with a computer.

Shodan, dubbed the 'search engine for hackers', collects information on 500 million devices every month, CNN reports.

The search engine was named after the villain in the cyberpunk role-playing games System Shock and System Shock 2 See April 10 2013

Background checking fact sheet from NAPBS

Friday, March 15, 2013

There has been a resurgence of interest in the topic of background checks in many contexts around the world. Most recently, background checks have taken center stage in the debate over immigration reform in the US while here in Australia, the recent focus has been on sports anti-doping especially throughout the football community. NAPBS has posted a fact sheet to give people a more clear idea of exactly what background checking is and how it can be useful (essential!) to any organisation. US origin but worth a read! 

Ramp up background screening in sports

Monday, February 11, 2013

The recent report on use of banned substances in sports in Australia has stunned the nation. Sports organisations are working in conjunction with the Australian Crime Commission, to increase scrutiny of top strength and conditioning staff to minimise the risk of illicit practices infiltrating clubs. Follow this link