You could be a target even if you don’t think the information held on your networks is valuable, or that your business would be of interest to cyber adversaries.
Many organisations are at risk purely because they are vulnerable through unpatched software or unaware staff members.
Common threats impacting Australians include
Distributed denial of service
Unauthorised cryptocurrency mining (also known as cryptojacking) is where a website or software on your computer does this cryptocurrency mining without your authorisation. It is now the most popular cyber attack method.
Phone call scams
Dating and romance scams
Secondary targeting is where cyber adversaries try to gain access to networks of companies that provide products or services (e.g. through outsourcing arrangements) as a means to get to their higher value customers.
Prevention is far better than cure. Ensuring your network is configured and aligned in line with the Australian Government’s “essential 8” recommendations is the bare minimum required.
Utilising an external IT support company that specialises in cyber security is also a good idea. Domain Digital not only specialises in preventative measures and ongoing, proactive day to day support of your system, we also have a cyber security education and training platform that can assist you and your staff form ever being “caught out”. Simply visit www.domaindigital.com.au or call (08) 9441 6300 to find out more.