It does not matter what size a business is, in today’s environment every business needs to have a cyber incident response plan enabling a quick and effective response in the event of a cyber-attack which minimizes the impact of the attack.
This is an abridged version of the handbook from ACSC Australian Cyber Security Centre D to N Their role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online. This role includes monitoring cyber threats 24 hours a day seven days a week, so that they can alert Australians and Australian businesses on what to do, including the provision of information and advice on how to protect yourself and business online.
Cybercrime isn’t strictly reserved for large corporations with billions to lose. In fact, in 2022, 62% of the ransomware attacks were on small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). That’s one small business being attacked by a cyber threat every 10 minutes!
ACSC Australian Cyber Security Centre Australia’s leading Government body in improving cyber security in Australia. Their role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online. This role includes monitoring cyber threats 24 hours a day seven days a week, so that they can alert Australians and Australian businesses on what to do, including the provision of information and advice on how to protect yourself and business onlne.
Business email compromise is a technique whereby the attacker obtains access to a business email account and imitates the owner’s identity to defraud the business and its employees. BEC focus their efforts on employees who have authority with bank accounts or employee personal information. The attack is often a request to transfer money by an electronic transfer or wire. Often including no attachments or links meaning one has to be very diligent in looking for the clues.
When it comes to scams, cyber criminals use remote access tools to enter your device and steal data. It is important to be vigilant against such scams. Remote access benefits need to be supported by good cyber security protocols so that the risk to intrusion and theft is minimised.
It is paramount that you have the best possible security for your Australian business. With big data being the next gold rush, business owners must protect their information like a dragon hoarding its treasure; which is where zero trust security comes in. But what is it? How does it work? And how can you apply it to your Australian business?
What is the data protection Vs. data security Vs. data privacy? What are the key differences between all three and how can they benefit your organisation?