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In our first Cybersecurity Basics blog, we discussed the danger small businesses face when being targeted by cyber-criminals. A 2018 report indicated that “58% of cyber attack victims were small businesses, defined as organisations with less than 250 employees. And while we previously focused on the usage of Multi-Factor Authentication, how to share login details, how to spot a phishing email, and where you can acquire more help on these issues, today we’re tackling further comprehensive tips and skills your business can learn in order to stay well ahead of the game. 

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Traditionally, many small businesses have not seen the need for investing in cybersecurity. This usually comes down to the assumption that they are simply not going to be targeted when much larger businesses exist. It’s only natural to assume that the bigger the prey, the larger the target is on their back. However, in today’s world, the truth of the matter is that cyber criminals target small businesses for exactly this reason. They are expecting small businesses to have their guard down. Because of this, every small business needs to invest in basic security prevention measures to ensure they are noseen as “low hanging fruit”.  

In this article, we will provide you some easytoimplement security tips that you can use right away! 

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It’s not a stretch to say that most of us rely on email to communicate with our peers, both within our own organisation and others. While email is certainly a convenient way to communicate, it’s by no means a secure platform and should never be used to share sensitive information. Despite this, most email users aren’t aware of these dangers. All too often, we see people sharing passwords, credit card details and documents containing personally identifiable information across their emails.  

To help give peace of mind, this article will fill you in on all the need-to-know information about email security and how to navigate your online privacy from here on out  

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Protect against data breaches

How can you prevent notifiable data breaches from happening?

Not sure what Notifiable Data Breaches are? Click here for Part 1

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) expects businesses to carry out the assessment of a data breach within 30 days of becoming aware and notify the affected parties as soon as possible.

It’s important for businesses to understand that prevention is far better than cure – especially in a scenario where time, effort, money, and the integrity of your business is at stake. To this end, all businesses must take proactive steps to ramp up security and prevent notifiable data breaches from occurring in the first place.

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Notifiable Data Breaches

Notifiable Data Breaches

Know what a notifiable data breach is? Check out our post on how you can protect your business from data breaches

Until very recently, Australian businesses were not required to inform their customers if personal information was hacked and leaked to the public or unauthorised parties. In fact, in November last year, the popular ride-sharing company Uber was named and shamed for its year-long cover-up of a data breach which exposed the personal information of 57 million Uber drivers around the world. In this case, Uber not only failed to notify the public about the breach, but they actually paid the hackers to stay quiet.

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Office 365 Multifactor Authentication

With organisations increasingly favouring cloud computing, data security is one of those things that many people know they need to prioritise but often don’t address until it’s too late. Yet with more data being exchanged between devices around the world every day than ever before in history, it’s more important than ever to protect your data against hackers.

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