Cybercrime has become a profession and the demographic of your typical cybercriminal is changing rapidly, from bedroom-bound geek to the more organised, who use advanced techniques and are highly technically skilled. According to the data provided by software company, VMware, 52% of all cyber attacks in March 2020 were finance-related. In our recent Xero On Air episode, A simple approach to cybersecurity, we outlined simple actions you can take to secure your data and keep your business safe. Let’s recap.


Phishing is an attempt to get information for malicious reasons. The most common example is receiving an email with an enticing heading like you’ve won millions or a lost inheritance. Clicking on this seemingly harmless email and the links within it could land you in big trouble, for starters, the sender might ask you for more data than you should be sharing. I hear you saying “I’d