Cyber-attacks are becoming an increasing concern for Australian businesses. Over the past 12 months, cyber-attacks have increased by 700% and cost Australian businesses $7.8 Billion.(1)
That’s why we have developed a simple, ready to go, no fuss Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS) created specifically for Australian businesses. The overall aim of Cybersecurity is to prevent successful hacking attacks. Unfortunately, there are currently no methods to stop hackers from attempting to attack your business. However, a strong Cybersecurity Management System will block hackers from achieving their goals – even when they attempt to hack a system, or an employee makes an innocent mistake.
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 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:
Hardware: desktop computers, laptops, external USB drives and any physical device you can connect to your computer or server.
Computer software: computer programs such as MS Office, PDF Readers or any program which has been downloaded and installed.
Mail accounts: including both desktop programs such as outlook and online services such as Gmail.
SAAS (Software As A Service) applications: Google docs, Dropbox, Mailchimp or any other ‘pay as you go’ style services which are accessed online.
Website: WordPress, Joomla or any CMS platform; particularly platforms which offer e-commerce or collection of customer details.
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. (2)
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.
The Australia government’s ACSC recommends all organisations implement their Essential 8 Cybersecurity mitigation strategies as a baseline. However, some industries are at more risk than others and therefore, we work with you to determine the right level CSMS for your situation. The biggest questions a business owner should ask are:
For some industries, a cyber-attack would be inconvenient, but bearable. For others, it may lead to the closure of the business. Unfortunately, this is how hackers think too. Businesses that would experience a high impact from an incident 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, rather than paying out the hacker’s extortion costs for recovering data.
Find out which CSMS is right for you and your business:
Our CSMS have been developed to meet the Government’s ACSC Essential 8 recommendations 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, or businesses implementing remote workplaces, we have developed GOLD and PLATINUM packages which ensure businesses are compliant with the ACSC Essential 8 strategies. Compliance with the ACSC 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.
Get in touch with our friendly team, we can provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision for your business.Contact Us