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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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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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The best way to defeat ransomware? Resilience

Over the past several years, governments, businesses, research centers and hospitals dealt with ransomware and data exfiltration in two ways: paying ransoms, or attempting to restore their systems and information through traditional disaster recovery approaches. The first approach is painful, and the second often doesn’t work because traditional methods aren’t architected for resilience of this

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“Small businesses are big targets for cybercriminals”, says ACSC SME Director

Small business may be overconfident about their cybersecurity and generally ill-equipped at preventing cybercrime, according to data by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). SMB Media sat down with the ACSC’s Director of SMEs, Craig Gillies, to understand current cybercrime trends targeting small business and see why small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Gillies shines a

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Heard of ransomware? Small businesses are the new target

Covid-19 moved small business operations and workplaces online, sometimes for the first time ever. But without proper cybersecurity software and training, cybercriminals are exploiting these weaknesses. While the pandemic has left many small businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, luckily they’re some simple steps to combat these new threats. SBC Media sat down with Neil

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COVID frauds continue to target small business

Scammers target small business owners as they recognise they are busy and usually have limited resources to keep their systems safe. Scam risks have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 scams are designed to take advantage of the changes to our daily life including: loss of jobs and financial vulnerability

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$6.9M cyber security assistance boost for small businesses

Almost 600,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia will soon have access to free advice and assistance to upgrade their cyber security. The Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program is providing $6.9 million in funding to 14 trusted organisations that will work directly with businesses to identify security risks and help them take

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Building cyber security skills in Aussie businesses

The Morrison Government is getting more Aussies into jobs and lifting the nation’s cyber security capability, with a $26.5 million program opening today. The Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will provide grants of between $250,000 and $3 million to improve the quality and availability of cyber security professionals through training. Minister for Industry, Science

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