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Cyber security

Identify and manage cyber risks in your business

Is your business cyber secure?

Cybercrime is a serious threat to all businesses no matter how big or small. It’s important to ensure you have effective cyber security in place to protect your IT systems and networks, mobile devices and data.

The Australian Government has developed new Cyber Security Assessment Tool to check how cyber secure your business is and what you can do to make it more cyber secure.

The tool has been developed in recognition of the evolving cyber security threat landscape, and the need to support Australia’s small and medium business community with greater awareness of how to manage cyber risks in your business, and ensure you are protected from potential business losses.

The free Cyber Security Assessment Tool will help you:

  • identify your business' cyber security strengths
  • understand areas where your business can improve
  • know how to improve your cyber security and where to find help.

Understanding the basics

There are some great cyber security resources available to help protect your business:

Have you been hacked?

If you suspect your business has been the victim of cybercrime, it is important to know what the next steps are.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre have created a free online tool to support businesses in the event of a cyber attack. The Have you been hacked? tool provides you with advice and guidance on the steps to take.

You can also check whether your email or phone have been involved in a data breach by accessing the Have I been pwned? online tool.

Online scams

Online scams can pretend to be from organisations, businesses or even individuals you trust to trick you into giving the scammers your money or your personal details to steal your identity.

Some common online scams to watch out for as a business include:

Report a cybercrime

If you have been the victim of a cybercrime, incident or vulnerability, you can report it to the Australian Cyber Security Centre via the ReportCyber online platform.

You can report:

  • Cyber abuse
  • Online fraud
  • Online image abuse
  • Identity theft
  • Cyber security incidents
  • Ransomware or malware

Some of these cybercrimes may constitute an offence under Commonwealth and/or state and territory legislation.