Assisting Small Businesses Overcome Cyber Threats

Posted on 17 Sep 2017

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It was published in September 2017, so the information may be out-of-date.

Australian small businesses now rate cyber-crime as one of their five biggest threats, and an overwhelming 95 per cent want tools to help protect them. In response, Cyber Plus is introducing a ‘bundle’ of cyber tools tailored to protect small business from cyber-attacks – the first of its kind in Australia.

According to Paul Waite, co-founder of Cyber Plus, "Global cybercrime is predicted to grow from $3 trillion (US) in 2015 to $6 trillion (US) by 2021. That looks like a good enough reason to ditch computers altogether and go back to paper and pen, but obviously that’s not going to happen. We need to tackle this issue head-on with all of the tools we have at our disposal."

"All businesses, no matter their size, need to have the cyber security basics," said Mike Newbigin a Cyber Plus Director. "Most businesses are critically dependent on digital networks and may not be fully aware of how a cyber attack could be fatal to their operations."

Cyber Plus’ Small Business Bundle consists of three cyber basics:

1. Preparation for the possibility of a cyber-attack, including: risk advisory services; cyber response planning; email and web filtering software; antivirus; firewall; backup; encryption; user access control; and cyber awareness training;

2. Protection from the effects of a cyber-attack with cyber insurance; and

3. Responding to a cyber-attack with: forensic investigation; legal assistance; public relations; identity monitoring services; and credit monitoring services.

For more information about Cyber Plus’s Small Business Cyber Bundle please refer to the attached media release or contact:

Paul Waite
Mobile: 0459 191 443