Why every organisation is at risk of cyber crime

It should come as no surprise that cyber-attacks pose an increasingly large threat to Australian organisations. The threat is real, the Australian Federal Government has a department dedicated to this threat.

In fact, the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD’s) Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has specifically warned about, “an increase in the number of cyber crime reports and cyber security incidents,” as well as “an increase in frequency and sophistication of operations by a range of state-based actors and cybercriminal syndicates” and “an increase in the speed in which malicious actors have researched and then pivoted to exploit publicly-released vulnerabilities.”

Yet, despite these trends, many organisations hold outdated notions about both the criminals perpetrating these attacks and their specific exposure to cyber crime.

Educating business owners of this business risk can be challenging. Whilst hackers do continue to pursue major targets — as the big corporate names that make the 6 o’clock news, its all the not so well-known companies we don’t hear about that are also being impacted — every organisation represents a potential target for cyber attacks.

Here’s some examples why organisations of all sizes and sophistication need to be aware of the risk of cyber crime, as well as the steps they can take to protect themselves.

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