Cyber Security & your business
As your insurance provider, we care about you and your business and want to make sure your business is safe in the digital world. We have sourced some helpful information to assist you and your business on how to navigate the cyber security landscape.
In today's digital landscape, where cyber threats are constantly evolving, having a comprehensive risk strategy ensures that businesses can safeguard sensitive data, maintain operational continuity, and protect their reputation. Implementing a risk strategy for cyber security in small businesses is essential to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate potential threats.
By understanding potential risks and vulnerabilities, small businesses can develop preventive measures, respond effectively to incidents, and comply with industry regulations. A robust cyber security risk strategy not only fortifies the business against cyber attacks but also fosters trust among customers and partners, contributing to the overall resilience and longevity of your business.
The Australian Government recommends the Essential 8 Cyber Security Framework
What is the Essential 8 Framework?
The Essential Eight (Essential 8) is a cyber security framework developed by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to enhance the resilience of businesses against cyber threats. Comprising of eight key strategies, it provides a comprehensive approach to mitigating the most significant cyber security risks. The Essential Eight focuses on essential security measures, such as application whitelisting, patching applications, configuring Microsoft Office macro settings, user application hardening, and limiting administrative privileges. By adhering to these strategies, businesses can establish a robust defence against cyber attacks, reduce vulnerabilities, and safeguard critical systems and data. The framework serves as a practical guide for businesses seeking to bolster their cyber security posture and navigate the complex landscape of evolving cyber threats.
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A guide to protect your business from a data breach
Data breaches happen daily, and Australian businesses are now more aware that cyber security is no longer an option but a necessity in this era. Smaller companies have taken longer than many larger organisations to take action in many cases, as many haven’t had affordable access to advanced security tools that are now becoming more readily available.
A combination of prohibitive costs and a general lack of awareness about the best course of action has left many small businesses more vulnerable. With a rise in cyber crime targeting access to sensitive information, it’s become necessary for all businesses to develop robust cyber security strategies.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can significantly minimise the occurrence of a business data breach. Many of them are simple to implement or highly cost-effective to have a trusted third party take care of for you. Take a read of this blog which is especially relevant for Australian small business owners who want to prevent data breaches and have the correct security measures to minimise their risk levels greatly.
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