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Experts acknowledge cybersecurity as a growing threat to small business

Richard Clarke, National Coordinator, Counter-terrorism, USA Govt. “If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked” Stephane Nappo, Global Head Information Security for Société Générale International Banking “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.” 

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Supporting small business cyber security resilience

The Victorian Government is investing in Victoria’s cyber security capability, protecting Victorians and businesses from the growing threat of cybercrime and promoting the growth of our cyber security industry. “Victoria’s cyber security industry is poised to thrive – with a vision shared by government and industry we will launch even more local innovators and entrepreneurs

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Free cybersecurity support for SMBs to limit cyber risks

Queensland businesses at risk of compromising their confidence, reputation, data and bottom line with cyber attacks have access to a suite of free, local and accessible workshops and resources to help protect their cyber security.   Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and REDD are delivering Cyber Health, a free cyber security program with resources and tools to help

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Why small businesses need more protection on major digital platforms

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has called for a code of conduct to improve dispute resolution for small businesses using digital marketplaces and other digital platforms like Amazon, eBay and Facebook. The code would ensure more timely redress for small businesses and in doing so protect their business operations and activity. “Small businesses are more reliant

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$2.2m up for grabs for AgTech entrepreneurs

The Victorian Government is backing innovators across the state to support the development and adoption of new technology that can help improve farm productivity and grow our agriculture industries. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today launched the $2.2 million Victorian AgTech Entrepreneurs Initiative, a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. “Accelerating the

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$1,200 Rebates for small businesses to improve digital presence and toolkit

Thousands of small businesses around Victoria will have the chance to improve their online presence and arm themselves with more digital skills, with the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program reopening for applications. “Gaining a tech edge and learning new digital skills can be a game-changer for small businesses, and that’s exactly what this program provides,” said Minister

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Uni Melb partners with YBF to power innovation with a co-working tech hub

University of Melbourne partners with YBF to power co-working tech hub within its new innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect – opening in November 2021. The University of Melbourne has launched Australia’s newest innovation precinct and is proud to announce a partnership with tech hub experts YBF to power a new co-working space that will operate within Melbourne Connect.

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Australia ranks 6th in the world for fintech industry

Australia has gained two places in global fintech rankings. The country now ranks 6th in the world and second in the Asia Pacific region, according to global research and analytics firm, Findexable (Source: 2021 Global Fintech Rankings, Findexable, accessed July 2021). The latest survey was produced in partnership with Mambu, the cloud banking and financial services

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60% of global consumers have fallen prey to tech support scams

Despite the introduction of AI-based chatbots in customer service, consumers are still falling for tech support scams. According to findings from Microsoft’s 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report, the aforementioned scam is still a huge threat for consumers today with three out of five consumers being targeted by a tech support scammer in the last 12 months.

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Google’s My Business explained for small business

Working in the digital space, I see how easy It can be easy for business owners to get caught up in – or weighed down by – what everyone else seems to be doing. Which makes it particularly tricky to work out where true value lies, and conversely what’s marketing fluff or a poor fit

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