- Businesses with any type of online presence are susceptible to cyber attacks
- Business owners need to shape their own cyber security strategy
- Utilise different controls to minimise the risk of an attack on your business.
Cyber Security for Business Owners with Nigel Phair, Connect Events highlights
As a business owner, what is your cyber security strategy? That’s the question posed by cyber expert Nigel Phair, who implores businesses of all sizes to fully understand their online exposure.
Nigel, who served with the Australian Federal Police for 21 years and headed investigations at the country’s High Tech Crime Centre, said any business with an online presence is susceptible to cyber attacks.
“There are lots of people with various motivations seeking to do harm to your organisation,” he told an audience of 120 business owners at a recent Bankwest Connect Event.
“Whether they want to get intellectual property, they want to make money out of it or whether they just want to be disruptive.”
“What is your technology strategy?” he asked. “How are you going to protect your business?”
Nigel said any business that uses the internet, be it for tax and accounting, social media, human resources or any other use, should employ a cyber security strategy to minimise threats and to know how to respond to an attack.
In shaping your business’ cyber security strategy, Nigel suggested owners consider several aspects.