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Your A-Z guide on cybersecurity

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Cyber attacks have come a long way since your Hotmail account received a random message from a Nigerian prince looking to loan you a million dollars.

In the wake of incidents like the recent Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal and last year’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak, global anxiety surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is at an all-time high.

So it should be, because the stakes are high. Cyberattacks, where customer records or critical business data are lost, are expected to cost Australian businesses with 100 to 500 employees around A$1.9 million each, on average, according to research by security firm Webroot.

Glenn Rees put together this A–Z guide to cyberthreats will help you understand and arm yourself against everything from Android malware to zero-day exploits (attacks that exploit a previously unknown security vulnerability) on www.intheblack.com

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