Is your business Cyber Secure?
You can check now with the Cyber Security Assessment Tool.
The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources developed the assessment tool to help improve cyber security skills among Australian small and medium businesses.
With the assessment tool, you can:
Read more about the tool at business.gov.au.
Adopting effective cyber security processes is more important than ever.
Three cyber threats to watch out for:
1. Destructive malware
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified an increase in destructive malware targeting businesses.
To protect your business from malware:
Cybercriminals are increasingly using ransomware to lock files so the owner of the device can no longer access them.
Signs that you’ve been affected by ransomware include: pop-up messages requesting funds or payment to unlock files; you cannot access your devices, or your login doesn’t work for unknown reasons; files request a password or a code to open or access them.
Alternatively, files being moved to different locations on a device, or files suddenly having their names or icons changed. This all indicates possible ransomware intrusion.
To protect your business from ransomware:
3. Targeting of network devices
The ACSC has identified an increase in targeting of Cisco devices using the Smart Install feature worldwide, including in Australia.
To protect your business from being a target: