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7 Cyber Security Tips for Not-for-Profits in 2021

Posted by Brett Lodge on 29 July 2021 12:15:00 ACST

As the number of cyber attacks around the world continues to grow, organisations of all sizes, including not-for-profits, are faced with a very real threat. So, how prepared are you? According to ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report July 2019 to June 2020, over 2,200 cybersecurity incidents were reported by Australian businesses between 2019 and 2020. While the majority of large companies have security strategies in place, there are still many smaller organisations who are yet to take the necessary steps to minimise their risk.

Unfortunately, many not-for-profits find themselves under-prepared, which can now directly impact getting grants or funding, as basic security measures are requested by many businesses and government agencies prior to providing funding.

The good news is that you don’t need big budgets and endless resources to tackle cyber security. There are plenty of simple and affordable steps you can take right now to protect your organisation.

Here are 7 top security tips that will minimise your risk today.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity, Not For Profit

Three reasons to use a managed IT security services provider

Posted by Brett Lodge on 16 June 2021 09:30:00 ACST

Australian organisations are increasing their spending on cybersecurity measures in response to the growing risk of cyberattack. Approximately $5.6 billion was spent on cybersecurity solutions in Australia during 2020, and that figure is anticipated to rise to $7.6 billion by 2024.[1]

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

How to identify high security risks in your organisation

Posted by Brett Lodge on 01 June 2021 10:52:08 ACST

With the recent news on JBS Foods, the world's largest meat processing company, having fallen victim to a cyber-attack1 that led to a shutdown of its production facilities worldwide, the conversation on cyber-security and the steps that businesses need to undertake to ensure 'lights remain on' needs to be at the top of the stack. At Subnet, our focus continues to be on educating and implementing proactive solutions that secure businesses' IT operations from external threats and internal incidents. In this blog, the fourth in the series (see links to the previous in the footnote), we touch on the measures that businesses need to implement to secure employees working from home.

 

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

3 key ingredients needed to secure organisations

Posted by Brett Lodge on 24 May 2021 10:44:02 ACST

Welcome to part three of our five part blog series on Cybersecurity 2021. ICYMI (in case you missed it) here is the link to the first tow article, in the series:

 

Part 1 - Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack 

 

Part 2 - Three low-cost ways to secure your organisation online

 

With a cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds, organisations cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to cybersecurity.[1]

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Topics: Security, Managing Director, Cybersecurity

Three low-cost ways to secure your organisation online

Posted by Brett Lodge on 25 March 2021 10:00:00 ACDT

Welcome to the second article in the five-part series on Cybersecurity 2021. ICYMI (in case you missed it) here is the link to the first article - Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack - in the series.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack

Posted by Brett Lodge on 04 March 2021 13:22:53 ACDT

A targeted cyberattack happens every 39 seconds on average. While it is easy to think it will never happen to your organisation, with around 164 cybercrime reports per day in Australia, or one every 10 minutes, it is a matter of when, not if, your organisation will become a victim.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

From AltaVista to Augmented Reality

Posted by Brett Lodge on 10 July 2020 09:26:55 ACST

20 years ago I was playing on a Playstation 2, using AltaVista to search for the latest news and wondering what it would be like to have a phone that had more than snake on it. Security in those days meant getting a copy of VirusBuster to make sure my first computer didn't catch the flu or the world stop working with a Y2k bug. I couldn't have imagined having a phone that took photos, let alone how much the world would change - but I was excited by the notion.

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Topics: Insider, Managing Director, Culture

Is there a dangerous disconnect between SMB's and how they see risk?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 15 July 2019 12:17:45 ACST

Reading through the latest ransomware report provided by Datto and collated from 200+ Managed Services Providers across Australia and New Zealand, I grew concerned about how Australian Small-Medium Businesses may be thinking about the growing threat landscape.

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Topics: Security, Managing Director, ransomware

Why your board should not be bored of cybersecurity

Posted by Brett Lodge on 23 April 2019 15:23:44 ACST

As a Director on the Subnet board, I find that my business partner and I debate and discuss many things including our staff, our customers and the things that impact us driven by the world around us. 

Sometimes the decisions we make are based on clear paths, legislative changes imposed on us by the government, changes to the industry imposed by shifts in the market or even changes in the competitive landscape. Unfortunately, in many cases, the choices aren't clear, and it takes a robust discussion and working with third parties to highlight the right path.

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Topics: Security, Business Improvement, Managing Director, Consulting

Are you growing your Business Intelligence or leaving profit on the table?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 04 April 2019 09:43:45 ACDT

 Am I wasting my money on IT?
How do I know if I'm safe from hackers?
Is this 'cloud' thing for me?
Am I making the right decision?
Is now the right time to upgrade?
Can I sweat my assets past five years?

In talking to customers, these are the types of questions I hear the most; essentially what they feel is the general uncertainty of making the right and most cost-effective decision for their business.

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Topics: Business Improvement, Managing Director, Consulting