Cyber Security

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Last updated on October 17, 2019

There are simple yet crucial steps you can take to ensure your data is protected. On this page we’ve selected expert online resources to take you through what you might need to think about and take action on.

What is Cybercrime/Cyber Security?

Business.gov.au can answer all of those initial questions you may have, like what is cybercrime and why should I protect myself against it? What effect could it have on my business?

Digital Ready has a great fact sheet for beginners complete with an internet security checklist. Our digital experts can also help you understand how to secure your business. Book a session, with two hours of free coaching available.

Protecting your business against attacks

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has a fantastic guide to help protect from the most common cyber security incidents. Their Step-by-Step Guides will make it easy for you to implement some of the recommended actions.

StaySmart Online has developed an excellent tool, “Small Business Guide: Protect your business in 5 minutes.”

Scamwatch have a page specifically dedicated to helping small businesses to be alert and have safeguards in place, along with up to date cyber alerts.

Spotting a scam

Not sure you’d know how to spot a scam? Scamwatch has lots of resources on identifying cyber risks. Business.gov.au can also help you to identify threats to your business including common scams.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the Little Black Book of Scams - a handy guide for consumers and businesses to stay informed.

Reporting a scam

Here is the best place to go to report a scam: https://www.cyber.gov.au/report

IDCARE is Australia and New Zealand's national identity and cyber support service, they can advise on ways to reduce and mitigate harm via identity theft or cyber attacks, especially if it’s already happened.

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