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New research: top five habits making small businesses a target for cyber crime

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New research from the Cyber Wardens program has revealed the top five cyber security habits among Australian small businesses that make them vulnerable to an online attack.

The study, based on a survey of more than 2,000 Australian small businesses, highlights common pitfalls that could expose them to potential threats, data breaches and financial losses as they return to work from the summer holidays. 

The positive news is that small business owners and team members can build good everyday habits that increase their cyber safety and decrease the chances a cyber criminal can break into their business.

Your business’ cyber security is only as strong as the good habits each team member practises so we encourage you to share with your colleagues and start building cyber-safe habits together. 

What you can learn from the research

  • Most common small business cyber security habits
  • People in your small business most likely to spot a cyber risk
  • Cyber safety habits small business owners need to be most cautious of
  • 5 cyber-safe habits the whole team can adopt
  • Threat of out-of-office email scams 

Learn how to protect your small business from cyber attacks

If you want to take the findings from our research and put it into action, enrol as a Cyber Warden today.

A trained Cyber Warden can spot scams, knows how to boost your small business security in easy and practical ways and advocates for your team’s cyber safety.

With Cyber Wardens, you can keep your digital floors clean and free of cyber criminals fishing.

Learn easy and simple cyber security tips for your small business

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