• Daniel McDermott

    Dan is a 20 year veteran of the ICT industry working for global and local vendors in bringing new and innovative technologies to market in the ANZ region. During his career, Dan has been passionate about bringing a local voice and insights to global technology challenges. As the Editor of GetCyberResilient.com Dan casts a keen eye across the hot topics, trends and pulse of local security practitioners to curate stories from near and far that are most impactful in addressing our evolving risks.

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Stay Smart Online Week is the perfect time for a cybersecurity health check

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Last year, one in five Australians experienced some form of cybercrime. It can no longer be handwaved away as something that happens to ‘other people’ or other businesses.

According to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN), the average cost of cybercrime to a business is more than $275,000.  

As more and more businesses go digital, the risk will only increase.

This Stay Smart Online week, running from 7 to 13 October, we at Get Cyber Resilient stand with the Australian government and the Australian business community to put cybersecurity in the spotlight. Let’s collectively work to raise awareness about the ‘dark side’ of the digital world: cybercrime.

As data becomes more central to our day-to-day lives and business operations, each of us is responsible for staying safe online.

Awareness and prevention are some of the most effective ways to combat cybercrime. Simple measures like reviewing privacy settings, staying aware of phishing scams, updating passwords and enabling two-factor authentication take only minutes to do, but greatly reduce your chances of becoming a target.

Stay informed. Stay aware. Stay safe.

Head to www.staysmartonline.gov.au/reversethethreat to learn more about protecting yourself and your business online, or Download Now: Humans. They Can Be Your Strongest Line Of Cybersecurity Defense – Or Your Weakest.

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Dan is a 20 year veteran of the ICT industry working for global and local vendors in bringing new and innovative technologies to market in the ANZ region. During his career, Dan has been passionate about bringing a local voice and insights to global technology challenges. As the Editor of GetCyberResilient.com Dan casts a keen eye across the hot topics, trends and pulse of local security practitioners to curate stories from near and far that are most impactful in addressing our evolving risks.

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