How Cyber Smart Are You?

How Cyber Smart Are You?

Malicious or criminal attacks such as phishing, malware, ransomware, brute-force attack ,and compromised or stolen credentials remain the leading cause of reported data breaches during the first half of 2020.1

Many cyber incidents in this reporting period appear to have exploited vulnerabilities involving a human factor, such as clicking on a phishing email or disclosing passwords. If you received a scam message ‘phishing’ for your personal information, would you be able to spot it? And would you know what to do?

With workforces shifting to remote offices due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever, to ensure staff members understand how to spot a phishing email. To start the conversation amongst your team, take the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) “Know how to spot scam messages” quiz.

Take the ACSC Quiz

The ACSC has recommended some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from phishing:
Think before you click on a link – The link itself could contain malicious or nasty software. If you can, hover over the link to see the actual web address it will take you to.
Never provide your details via a link in a message – To visit a website (such as your bank) it’s safest to manually type the web address into your browser, or use official apps.
Contact the person or business to check if they sent the message – Make sure you use contact details you find through a legitimate source and not the contact details in the suspicious message.

Stay Smart – Act Now

A cyber insurance policy should be part of every successful business’s risk management framework. Cyber insurance is not the first line of defence; it is designed to protect a business when it’s IT security, policies and procedures fail to stop an attack.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – click here to obtain a Cyber Insurance quote online in a matter of minutes.

If you have any further questions regarding Cyber Insurance and how it can protect your business, contact CRM Brokers on 1300 880 494.


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  1. Notifiable Data Breaches Report: January–June 2020 – Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)