ShireBiz and Sutherland Shire Business Chamber held this breakfast on 29th May 2019 to raise awareness of Shire business whilst keeping you safe online.

45 Shire business people attended the breakfast.

Each year in Australia there are thousands of cyber breaches costing the economy over $1 billion. Unfortunately, most of these breaches affect small to medium-sized businesses. The speakers detailed the problem and suggested ways to keep your business safe.

Speakers Panel: Leonard Yong [Chair], Joanne Ryan [Infodec], Brad Conyers [Espressonet], Ken Miller [Grant Thornton], Sen-Constable Glen Spooner [NSW Police Cybercrime Unit]

Presentations can be found on YouTube under Sutherland Shire Business Chamber.

Glen Spooner – NSW Police Cyber Crime Unit
Kent Miller – Grant Thornton Accounting
Brad Conyers – Espressonet IT Consultants
Joanne Ryan – Infodec Communications
Leonard Young – Chair Q&A Session

A hard copy of presentations can be viewed below:
Grant Thornton Cyber Security
Espressonet Cyber Crime
State Crime Unit – NSW Police
Infodec Communications Govt Grants

Keeping your business safe from cyber threats

ShireBiz and Realise Business invited Shire businesses to attend this ‘not to be missed’ networking breakfast on 12th April 2018 where they found out how you can build and grow a successful business while keeping your business safe online.

As one of Australia’s leading experts on cyber risk and cyber security, Richard Watson, Lead Partner APAC Cyber Security Risk Management, Ernst & Young, gave insights into opportunities in the digital economy and provide key facts that businesses need to know about protecting themselves from the risk of cyber incidents.

Kylie Bryden-Smith, Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC), shared the findings of the OSBC Research into Cyber Security and Small Business in NSW.

As well as Panel Experts assisted your business succeed online by giving you key insights into improving your digital skills to build your business, what to do if you are the victim of a cyber-attack and how to protect yourself online, how to safeguard your IP and trade secrets, the latest research into how other NSW businesses are managing cyber-security and more.

Panel of Experts chaired by Leonard Yong

When: Thursday 12 April 2018, 7:15 am – 9 am
Where: Southern Cross Terrace, Tradies, Gymea

Video of presentations and Q&A is available here.

Some suggested actions to reduce risk of cyber attacks were:

  1. Having your computer software updated regularly
  2. Each machine on your network to have anti-virus software installed
  3. Use Web Filtering software which checks links in emails to see if genuine
  4. Have regular local and offsite backups
  5. Have a password policy and change passwords at least every 3 months
  6. Have staff training to avoid inadvertently clicking on links
  7. Treat IT as an investment NOT a Cost

A recent article in My Business highlights the problem.

Cybersecurity hub proposed for Sutherland Shire