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Active Directory Security Best Practices

This article forms part 3 of our discussion on Group Policy. For articles 1 and 2 refer here: 1. Do you need a group policy? 2. Group policy best practices   What is Active Directory?   Active Directory is an Identity and Access Management tool (IAM) created by...

What is a Digital Certificate?

What is a Digital Certificate?   A digital certificate is a tool much like a password. In Public Key Infrastructure digital certificates confirm the identity of network traffic. A digital certificate proves that you are who you say you are when operating within a...

Cyber Security Risks when Working from Home

 Cyber security risks are more present given the COVID-19 crisis. We now face increased cyber security risks working from home. Even large banks like ANZ are sending workers home.   These new remote working landscapes cross through home networks and use new...

Group Policy Best Practice

Group Policy Basics In part one of our discussion on Group Policy we covered some of the theory behind Group Policy and how it works. This article will cover the practical implementation of Group Policy best Practice.   Group Policy makes dealing with your operating...

Do you Need a Group Policy?

This article forms part one of three articles which will discuss the importance of group policy for organisations, what Active Directory is, and how to implement best practice for use of these services within an entity. What is Group Policy? Group Policy is a method...

Pros and Cons of Microsoft Azure

This post will weigh up the pros and cons of Microsoft Azure. Azure is a cloud-based business solution designed for ease-of-access managment within organisations that scale from small to large. Cloud-based business solutions have become popular for offering less...

Data Compromise – What the AWS Engineer Leak can Teach us

When an engineer working for AWS accidentally made almost a gigabyte worth of data public, resulting in a massive data compromise, it was Californian Cyber Security company Upguard that came to the rescue, contacting AWS to inform them of the breach. Greg Pollock,...

Iranian Spear-Phishing Attacks Escalate amid Rising Tensions with U.S.

Recent reports of spear-phishing emails targeted at U.S Government agencies have fed into fears that offensive Iranian cyber-attacks could be increasing amid rising tensions between the Middle-Eastern country and the U.S. Earlier this month the Trump administration...

How to find and fix Vulnerable Certificates in your Network

1 in 5 unique IP addresses are still using the vulnerable SHA-1 certificate, according to research by machine identity protection agency Venafi.   There are multiples issues SSL certificates can be exposed to, including vulnerabilities from attacks like POODLE or...

The Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make Using PKI

With the pervasive evolution of the IoT at our doorstep, PKI has become one of the fastest-growing cyber-security tactics in business and government today. PKI is used to create, manage, distribute, use, store and revoke digital certificates. The visible management of...
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Cogito and Ionize announce strategic partnership

Cogito and Ionize announce strategic partnership

 Cogito Group and Ionize today announced a strategic partnership that will enable both companies to significantly strengthen the breadth and depth of their cyber security capabilities. Cogito Group and Ionize are both successful Australian cyber security companies...

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Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked

This article was first published by Alan Henry on LifeHacker.com on 21 February 2019, and has been adapted for publishing on the Cogito Ergo Sum Blog Some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they’re clearly not true. There...

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Cogito Group’s Holiday Wishlist

Cogito Group’s Holiday Wishlist

Thank you for your continuing support throughout 2018. Cogito Group will be out of office until: 2 January 2019 in Australia 3 January 2019 in New Zealand.Before we go want to share 4 wishes we have for Christmas to mitigate targeted cyber intrusions:1. Application...

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Success in the Australian Technologies Competition

Success in the Australian Technologies Competition

In May 2018, Cogito Group begun our Australian Technologies Competition journey, and in November 2018 we took home the top prize for Cyber Security. The Australian Technologies Competition is a nationally recognised program which celebrates Australian innovation....

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A Glance into Indonesia

A Glance into Indonesia

This November, Cogito Group visited Jakarta for the first time to showcase our capabilities to the Indonesian market. The visit centered around the IndoDefence Expo & Form - Indonesia's biggest Defence Industry event. IndoDefence, hosted by the Ministry of...

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Understanding Derived Credentials

Understanding Derived Credentials

This article was first published by Timothy Quinn on https://timothy-quinn.com on 18 July 2017 Derived Credentials are a relatively new concept, and I’ve found their name tends to cause some confusion as to what they actually are and do. In a nutshell? A derived...

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Jellyfish

Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Jellyfish

If you clicked on this post hoping to read about marine animals you may be in the wrong place, but stick around because you are about to learn 7 things about Cogito Group's cyber security software: Jellyfish. Instead of stinging you, our Jellyfish will prevent you...

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Six Simple Security Steps to Secure your Information

Protecting online resources and information is time consuming, arduous and (let’s face it) boring. But individual users, businesses and their employees can all takes small steps in their daily actions to solve information security concerns on a larger scale. Although...

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Cogito Group sponsor athlete to compete at Commonwealth Games

Cogito Group sponsor athlete to compete at Commonwealth Games

At Cogito Group, we understand the time and commitment it takes to achieve success. Passion is a key ingredient to accomplishing our goals and at Cogito Group we are not only passionate about our work in the IT industry, but also passionate about helping others...

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Keep cyber safe during the Commonwealth Games

Keep cyber safe during the Commonwealth Games

The countdown to the Commonwealth Games is on! Major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games draw attention from around the world and can be a prime target for cyber criminals.  There is likely to be an increase in scams and cybercrime related to the Commonwealth...

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The 55th National Export Awards

The 55th National Export Awards

The 55th Australian Export Awards took place in Canberra on 5th December 2017. Before the ceremony Cogito Group enjoyed a National Finalists’ Masterclass at Kurrajong Hotel.  This included a keynote presentation by Dr Michael Rosemann, Executive Director from QUT.  He...

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Peek inside Cogito Group’s new Australian office

Peek inside Cogito Group’s new Australian office

The Canberra office of Cogito Group have moved into their new premises at 9 Sydney Ave, Barton. From our humble beginnings in the garage at Weetangera, to the local shops in Hawker, we are now in the heart of Canberra just a stone’s throw from Parliament House. The...

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Stay Smart Online Week 2017

Stay Smart Online Week 2017

Cogito Group is encouraging Australians to make internet safety a top priority, partnering with Stay Smart Online to promote Stay Smart Online Week – a national awareness initiative dedicated to boosting Australia’s cyber resilience. For most of us, the internet opens...

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Cogito Group takes out Business Services award at Export Awards

Cogito Group takes out Business Services award at Export Awards

Cogito Group was named winner of the ACT Export Awards in the Business Services category. The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards were held at The National Portrait Gallery last night.  The awards recognise the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and...

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Cogito Group finalists in Export Awards

Cogito Group finalists in Export Awards

The ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards finalists announcement was made on 30 August 2017 at East Hotel. The Export Awards are about recognising and celebrating organisations achievements. It also helps project Canberra's credentials internationally.  ACT Chief...

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