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Forgetting passwords, using the same password for various platforms, or using autofill passwords is catching out even the most cyber safe accounting firms. Our Managing Director – Julian Plummer speaks with Katarina Taurian from Accountants Daily about cyber security within the Accounting industry.

Passwords a ‘scary’ weakness in accounting firmsAccountants Daily, November, 2018

What do the latest figures released by the OAIC on data breach notifications mean for the accounting industry? Julian Plummer explains in Accountants Daily –

Accounting, finance record spate of data breaches: OAIC figuresAccountants Daily, August 2018

Managing Director of Kamino, Julian Plummer speaks with Public Accountant about what accountants need to be on top of when it comes to the cyber security of their businesses 

Beyond the scaremongeringPublic Accountant, July 2018

Managing Director of Kamino, Julian Plummer explains in Adviser Innovation what your responsibilities are as a financial planner, to ensure that your data is safe.

Protecting data held in third party services – Adviser Innovation, June 2018

In October 2017, we surveyed the financial services industry – in particular financial advisers, accountants and superannuation funds, in order to gather insight on cyber security within these sectors. The results are revealed in this survey report.

The Kamino Cyber Security Survey Report

Press articles relating to the Cyber Security survey results

Industry in the dark on data breach reportingInvestor Daily, March 2018
Advice practices over confident on cyber securityifa, March 2018
Advisers not prepared for cyber attacks, survey revealsMoney Management, March 2018
Financial services industry over confident and ill prepared when it comes to cyber securityAdviser Voice, March 2018
Super advisers falter on data compliance as guidance lacksSMSF Adviser, March 2018
Practices underprepared for cyber attacksRisk Adviser, March 2018
Advisers underprepared for cyber risk high-stakesFinancial Standard, March 2018
Financial service data breaches recorded – Financial Standard, April 2018

Our Managing Director, Julian Plummer helps to explain this in light of the new data breach notification laws 

New guidance shows onus firmly with Aussie tax agents in offshoring setupsAccountants Daily, March 2018

We detail what we think the biggest cyber threats to financial services will be this year

The top security threats to financial services in 2018AdviserVoice, February 2018  

ASIC’s Corporate Plan 2017/18 to 2020/21 makes for some heavy but necessary reading for licensees – including accountants – for within it lies ASIC’s regulatory intentions for the next three years.

What ASIC’s focus on cyber security means for licenseesAccountants Daily, February 2018

Human error has meant that while bitcoin is secure, it’s not “perfectly secure”, a cyber security expert has said, warning that with every development comes a unique set of challenges.

‘The history of bitcoin has been plagued with human error’ NestEgg, January 2018

Two recently discovered vulnerabilities in computers and mobile devices made within the last two decades could allow advisers’ passwords and other sensitive data to be stolen, cyber security firm Kamino has warned.

Computer vulnerabilities putting advisers at high risk ifa, January 2018
Advisers highly vulnerable to newly discovered tech flawAdviser Innovation, January 2018

The impending Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme has been labelled the “biggest game changer” for accountants in 2018, with new protocols and notification procedures kicking in next month.

‘One sloppy team member’ could topple a firm under new lawsAccountants Daily, January 2018



SMSF advice firms and the SMSF industry as a whole are being targeted by overseas crime gangs because they know that they’re a honey pot for information because they carry financial information, medical information and insurance information on clients

SMSF data vulnerable to overseas hackers, software company warnsSMSF Adviser, December 2017

Plummer urges the financial services industry to take the data breach privacy act seriously in 2018

Data breach laws leave advisers at riskFinancial Observer, December 2017
Losses of up to $88K under new data breach rules – Accountants Daily, December 2017
IFAs unprepared for mandatory breach reporting – ifa, December 2017
Plummer urges the financial services industry to take the data breach privacy act seriously in 2018Adviser Voice, December 2017
Breach reporting must be Advisers’ top priority: Kamino – Adviser Innovation, December 2017

Our Managing Director – Julian Plummer explains in Financial Observer why now more than ever, financial planners need to be wary of cyber crime

Opinion: Black hats fuel planning emergencyFinancial Observer November 2017

Managing Director of Midwinter and Kamino – Julian Plummer performs live hack on stage at the National AFA conference

Midwinter performs live hack at AFA conferenceAdviser Innovation, October 2017
Advisers a “honey pot” for cyber criminals – ifa, October 2017

Midwinter appoints Edward Li as Head of Cyber Security 

Midwinter appoints Head of Cyber Security – Industry Moves, July 2017

Midwinter launches Kamino Cyber Security Services 

Midwinter launches cyber security tool for advisers – ifa, July 2017
Planners and accountants in risk of forgetting cyber risks – Money Management, July 2017
Midwinter unveils cyber security tool – Investor Daily, July, 2017
Midwinter launches Kamino – cyber security service for advisers and accountants – Adviser Voice, July 2017
Fintech, banking execs lead new security service for accountants – Accountants Daily, July 2017
Midwinter recruits to strengthen cyber security strategy – Financial Standard, July 2017
Advisers should be on guard over hacking risk – Financial Observer, July 2017
Midwinter launches Kamino – cyber security service for advisers and accountants – Australian FinTech, July 2017