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Hardening Microsoft Windows 10, version 1709, Workstations

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how to securely configure Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 workstations. It is also applicable to servers using Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Hardening Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 Workstations (April 2019) First published 2017; Latest version April 2019.

Hardening Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Workstations

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how to securely configure Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update workstations. It is also applicable to servers using Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. Hardening Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Workstations (April 2019) First published 2015; Latest version April 2019.

Hardening Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Workstations

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how to securely configure Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 workstations. It is also applicable to servers using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.   Hardening Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Workstations (April 2019) First published 2015; Latest version April 2019.

Hardening Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2019 and Office 2016

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how to securely configure Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2019 and Office 2016 . .

Hardening Microsoft Office 2013

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how to securely configure Microsoft Office 2013. Hardening Microsoft Office 2013 (April 2019) First published 2015; Latest version April 2019 Introduction Workstations are often targeted by adversaries using malicious web pages, malicious email attachments and removable media with malicious content in an attempt to extract sensitive information. Hardening applications on…

What's up with WhatsApp?

Oct 24, 2018 - Popular messaging app WhatsApp has more than a billion users, including 6 million Australians, which makes it a popular hunting ground for cyber criminals and misinformation merchants alike. As a result, the company, which is owned by social media platform Facebook, is testing new limits on the number of people to whom private WhatsApp messages can be forwarded in Brazil, after recent political controversy there about…

Ransomware continues to target Australians

Jul 1, 2018 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is asking Australians to remain vigilant of ransomware and the damage it can cause. The Centre is urging all Australians, including businesses owners and operators to patch their systems. "Ransomware continues to be one of the greatest cyber security threats to us all. And due to its non-discriminatory nature, if your network is unprotected you may fall victim" said head of the…
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Business email compromise

Jul 1, 2018 - Business email compromise (BEC) is an online scam where a cybercriminal impersonates a business representative to trick you, an employee, customer or vendor into transferring money or sensitive information to the scammer. To begin, a cybercriminal impersonates a trusted person using an email address that appears to be legitimate (this is known as "masquerading"). To do this, they may use a username that is almost…

Are there policies explaining the AISEP framework for CC evaluations?

Jul 1, 2018 - We administer the regulations for conducting Common Criteria (CC) evaluations. You can find more detail in the AISEP Policy Manual .