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Cyber security

Many of us are taking advantage of the opportunity to be online as a place for our business operations, whether front or back of house, it is important to be across how to not just do good business online, but how to do safe business online – and protect your business and your customers from being open to cyberattack.

The good news is, managing internet security is simply a matter of knowing the risks for your business, thinking through a strategy and putting suitable measures in place.

For a comprehensive guide to cybersecurity, you can start here with a factsheet from Digital Ready. Their friendly coaches can also help you to do a cyber security health check on your business.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has a page dedicated solely to cyber safety for small and medium businesses.

There is also a comprehensive small business cyber security guide produced by the Australian Government to keep you safe and up to date.

One of the most common cyber security issues for your business can come through a scam. 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. Not sure you’d know how to spot a scam? Scamwatch has lots of resources on identifying cyber risks, as do the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Business.gov.au can also help you to identify threats to your business including common scams. If you think you’ve been scammed, report it here.