Top tips to protect your business from cyber threats

Boost your business’s cybersecurity with the ACSC’s refreshed guide and new video

In light of the rising number and complexity of cyber security attacks, it is critical to stay informed and implement proactive steps to protect your business.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has recently introduced their updated Small Business Cyber Security Guide along with an informative video. These resources aim to assist small and medium businesses understand and respond to common cyber security threats.

The Small Business Cyber Security Guide and video includes new advice on making an emergency plan for cyber-attacks, and covers a range of topics including:
• securing your accounts,
• protect your devices and information, and
• prepare your staff.

The ACSC encourages all small and medium businesses to download the new Small Business Cyber Security Guide, watch the video and complete the cyber security checklist for small businesses, to improve their cyber security practices and protect their assets and information. After completing the checklist, we recommend small businesses implement Maturity Level One of the Essential Eight.

Use the ACSC’s learning resources

• Get information to keep your small business secure from common cyber threats, including our new Cyber Security Tips for Small Business video and Cyber security checklist for small business
• Read the refreshed Small Business Cyber Security Guide
• Test your business’s emergency plan with the ACSC’s Exercise in a Box.
• Find more cyber security resources for business and government on the ACSC website.

Stay Smart – Act Now

A cyber insurance policy should be part of every successful business’s risk management framework. Cyber Insurance should be your last line of defence when it comes to preparing for a cyber-attack. In fact, insurers expect businesses to have a number of risk mitigation strategies in place. These strategies can reduce your premium on a cyber policy.

These include up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spam tools and system backups that are regularly tested. Rigid protocols around passwords are also essential. Staff training to ensure employees understand what a cyber-attack or threat is and how to prevent one is also essential.

There is no such thing as an impenetrable system; this is why in today’s digital age Cyber Insurance is a must for your business to mitigate your exposure in the event of a cyber-attack. Don’t wait until it’s too late – click here to obtain a Cyber Insurance quote online.

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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