Whilst small businesses operate in a different environment to larger enterprises, they face many of the same risks. According to a recent survey, 58% of all data breaches occur in small businesses^, with the average cost of a data breach being $120,000#.
With competing priorities and challenges such as a lack of dedicated IT staff and the evolving complexity of cyber security, small businesses need specific guidance to help with implementing complex security measures, devising risk assessment strategies, managing contingency planning, and responding to cyber incidents.
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving and aware that increasing numbers of Australians are working from home, have adapted their tactics to include phishing emails that mimic your outsourced IT Helpdesk as well as other sophisticated ruses.
The good news is that whilst their approach may be new, the method is not. Proactive defence of your company data can be achieved with a choice of business tools and by building a culture of awareness and preparedness through staff training and risk mitigation strategies. Harvey Norman Technology for Business offers a range of affordable managed IT services, which give your business access to a team of IT specialists, all focused on ensuring your business is protected and operates smoothly.
Plus, you can earn Qantas Points while keeping your business secure. Your business can earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on Harvey Norman Technology products.*
Turn on automatic updates for your operating system and software applications
Keep regular backups separate and unconnected from your devices
Enable Multi-factor Authentication
Establish who should have access to what with unique logins
Use complex passwords/passphrases
Build a culture of awareness and consider cyber security training
Create a cyber security incident response plan
Always be wary of emails requesting payment, bank account details, logins and attachments
Help identify any potential risks within your business with a free Cyber Security Assessment from Harvey Norman Technology for Business.
Designed for small and medium businesses, complete this quick and easy assessment, an a member of their team will review your responses and be in touch to discuss your results and potential solutions for your business, free of charge with no obligation to purchase.
^ Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report
# Kaspersky Lab Study, 2018
* Qantas Points for business are offered under the Harvey Norman Technology for Business Terms and ConditionsOpens external site. A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards member to earn Qantas Points for business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 including GST normally applies, however this will be waived for Harvey Norman Technology for Business customers. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Harvey Norman Technology for Business Terms and Conditions. Harvey Norman Technology for Business customers will earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 dollar spent (Qantas Points will be rounded up to the nearest whole number) on all products and services available for purchase on the Harvey Norman Technology for Business website. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to Harvey Norman Technology for Business at email@example.com. Qantas Points will be credited to the members’ Qantas Business Rewards account within 45 days of invoiced purchase. ^If purchasing from an approved Harvey Norman Technology for Business account, your account must be settled in full within 30 days of placing your order to be able to earn Qantas Points for your business.
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