Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting your data, systems and networks from cyber-attacks. For Australian businesses, cyber-attacks are becoming an increasing concern. Over the past 12 months, cyber-attacks have increased by 700% and cost Australian businesses $7.8 Billion.
That’s why we have developed a simple, ready to go, no fuss Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS) created specifically for Australian businesses. Our system is designed to be compliant with the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) recommended strategies known as the ACSC Essential 8.
Find out now how to protect one of your most precious assets: Your data.
Cybersecurity is essentially systems and processes implemented to protect businesses and people from cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks occur when by perpetrators gain access to a business’s data and systems via a range of attack mechanisms such as installing malicious software or breaching passwords. Once the system is breached, hackers can gain access to a company’s network and data to extort money or steal records such as confidential customer details.
Cyber-attacks can occur anywhere, but mainly where data is held including:
Whilst general anti-virus systems may catch and remove known viruses, it is worth noting that viruses are only one of many potential cyber-attack threats. Further, there are approximately 1 million new computer viruses and/or malicious code creations every day.i Next-Generation Antivirus systems can dramatically improve protection from viruses and are a beneficial first point of defence against cyber-attacks.
However, cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly complex; often convincing innocent employees to download malicious virus-infected software directly to the company’s systems.
Therefore, as attacks become more sophisticated, so does the need for heightened cybersecurity.
A CSMS uses a range of mitigation strategies to protect a business’s networks and systems from a vast range of cyber-attack threats, as well as human errors. Our CSMS involves a combination of system solutions as well as processes to ensure companies have the maximum protection required for their individual needs. Our system is designed in line with the ACSC Essential 8, which is the Australian Government’s recommendations.
Further, our data recovery technology can ensure that even if something does go wrong (via malware or human error) you can recover what you need to run your business.
Not all cyber-attacks are created equal; and therefore, there are many different options for business owners to consider when implementing a CSMS. The biggest questions a business should ask are:
For some industries, a cyber-attack would be annoying, but bearable. For others, it may lead to the closure of the business. Unfortunately, this is how hackers think too. Businesses at most risk are more likely to experience a cyber-attack, as hackers know they can demand high ransoms.
Without a CSMS, once a business’s systems are hacked or breeched, the company is at the whim of the perpetrator. A CSMS not only dramatically reduces the likelihood of being hacked but can also recover all data if it is stolen. This means businesses will be able to continue to operate as usual, and will not have to pay extortion costs for recovering data.
Our CSMS have been developed to meet the Government’s ACSC Essential 8 recommendation at the highest maturity level. Whilst the government recommends all businesses meet the level 3 requirements, this is not necessarily practical or relevant for some industries and business practices.
Therefore, we have designed four cybersecurity levels to ensure all businesses can meet the minimum protection requirements they need.
Our BRONZE and SILVER level packages are designed to increase protection for small and micro businesses in industries which are less prone to attacks. This includes trades based sole-traders, freelancers, farmers, small brick and mortar retail and hobby businesses. The packages start from just $12/month and offer a strong foundation for common cyber-attacks.
For businesses with greater exposure, such as professional services, law firms, financial firms, healthcare, mining operations and ICT providers, we have developed GOLD and PLATINUM packages which ensure businesses are compliant with the ASCS Essential 8 strategies. Compliance with the ASCS Essential 8 means that both management and clients can have peace of mind knowing that your data has the highest-level cyber protection required for your industry.
Find out what CSMS is right for you and your business:
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