Build a human firewall
Employees can be an organisation’s most important defence in blocking cyber threats, and as more people work remotely, having vigilant and well-prepared employees who can identify and act on cyber threats becomes increasingly important.
Before sharing information
Ask your employees to always think first before sharing sensitive information. And help them understand what is sensitive.
Activate Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
Turn on MFA for important tools such as remote access systems and resources (including cloud services).
Call out suspicious messages
Let employees know what to do if their device is lost or stolen, or if they observe anything suspicious.
Keep your systems updated
Ensure systems including phones, laptops, servers, virtual private networks and firewalls are updated with the most recent security patches.
Protecting your business from the financial impact of a cyber attack with cyber insurance
Cyber insurance is designed to help protect your business from the financial impact of computer hacking, ransomware or data theft.
Depending on the situation, you may be up for the cost of ransom or IT remediation to repair your systems. You could also be liable for the costs of reporting the breach, legal claims, and remediating any losses suffered by your customers or clients. In Australia, if you spot a security breach, you’re also legally required to report it to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. You’ll also need to notify the people whose information has been affected.
Having a sufficient cyber insurance policy is an essential part of being prepared to respond to a cyber attack. It’s important to make sure your cyber insurance policy provides your business with adequate cover, which will depend on the nature of the business.
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