Victorian Chamber weighs in on cyber security

16 November 2021

One cyber security incident is reported every eight minutes, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), underscoring the urgency for businesses to protect themselves online.

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Given we rely so heavily on technology to run our businesses and our lives, criminals are constantly coming up with new, sophisticated ways to sneak into online systems and disrupt businesses.

The Victorian Chamber is supporting the ACSC to deliver a free webinar highlighting the cyber threats facing small and medium businesses in Australia and provide tips on safeguarding your business online.

The ACSC is the Australian Government’s leading agency for cyber security across the economy, providing trusted and relevant information on how individuals, businesses and organisations can protect themselves from the most common cybersecurity threats.

The ACSC’s Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) in Melbourne will host the event with the support of the Victorian Chamber.

The presentation will deliver tools to operate securely online, delving into:

  • the latest advice on common threats from cyber criminals and hackers
  • ways to better protect yourself online
  • the launch of new and expanded resources designed to support and assist
  • key information on the ways in which the ACSC can further assist you and your business while online.  

Victorian Chamber Executive Director - Information, Communication and Technology, Glenn Goodwin, recently joined the Melbourne Advisory of the JCSC, which, as one of ACSC’s critical capabilities, assists in the task of making Australia the most secure place to connect online.

Mr Goodwin stressed the importance of ensuring businesses are protected from cyber criminals.

“There are significant challenges for businesses in improving their cyber resilience and I hope through the partnership to be able to provide insights to help ACSC assist our members in becoming more secure,” he said.

“We know that businesses are time poor, and cyber security, although important, is often lost in the whirlwind of running a business.

“Something simple to set up, such as multi-factor authentication on online accounts, only takes a few minutes but provides significant defence and dramatically increases businesses resilience from cyber-attacks.

“I encourage businesses, which are yet to take the journey to be more cyber secure, to join this session and learn about multi-factor and other tips.”

Details of the event are below:

Cyber Aware - it’s your business to care

  • Date: Thursday, 25 November
  • Time: 4:00-4:45pm (Melbourne time)
  • Registration/RSVP here: Eventbrite link for webinar
  • Dial-in details: You will receive WebEx dial-in details upon confirmation of registration through Eventbrite. (Please write to Melbourne@defence.gov.au if you do not receive the details following registration.)

The ACSC is hosting a further two free Small Business Cyber Security webinars. Both presentations will have different content and case studies.

It’s your business to care – Small Business Cyber Security webinar 1

  • Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
  • Time:11am to 12 noon (Melbourne time)
  • Co-hosted by IT Connexion and the ACSC
  • Register now – Webinar 1

It’s your business to care – Small Business Cyber Security webinar 2

  • Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • Time:12:30 – 1:30pm (Melbourne time)
  • Co-hosted by CyberCX and the ACSC
  • Register now – Webinar 2

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