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The Ticketmaster hack should be a wake-up call for small businesses

Global ticketing company, Ticketmaster, is the latest major organisation to be the unwanted target of cyber criminals. On Thursday, the Department of Home Affairs confirmed it was working with Ticketmaster to understand a suspected data leak incident, which was expected to impact millions of customers.
It was reported that the leaked information included personal information and credit card and payment details for millions of customers.

While the nation’s top cyber experts will be working hard to investigate the latest attack, small business owners should be on alert to scams and secondary attacks.

The news of yet another major corporation falling prey to cyber criminals is also a warning to small businesses that all businesses are vulnerable to cyber criminals, no matter their size.

Small businesses need to be vigilant too

The Ticketmaster incident shows just how vulnerable even major companies can be, but that doesn’t mean they are always the target.

While small business owners might think they are too small to be an attack target, it’s not the case.

Reports of online scams and fraud continue to rise with one cyber crime reported in Australia every six minutes.

Data shows nearly half (43%) of cyber attacks in Australia target small to medium businesses.  

The average attack can cost a small business $46,000.

The cost of a cyber attack can be crippling

Data leaks can be devastating for the reputation of companies.

When customer information is leaked, you can lose the hard-won trust of your patrons and this can really set your business back.

Data leaks can be devastating for the reputation of companies.

When customer information is leaked, you can lose the hard-won trust of your patrons and this can really set your business back.

If you are asking customers to hand over details like email addresses and payment information, they need to know that your small business will do its best to safeguard this personal data.

It makes good business sense to take steps to protect your data and your customers’ data and you don’t need to be an IT wizard to be more cyber secure.

Here’s how you can help protect your small business in just two minutes

You don’t need to break the budget or hire a cyber security team to make your small business more cyber- safe today.

It takes only two minutes to enrol in the Cyber Wardens eLearning training course which is free to all Australian small businesses.

You don’t need to be tech-savvy to understand it and the training course helps to empower small businesses to take the essential steps to help protect themselves from cyber attacks.

The Cyber Wardens training will show you how to help defend your small business against digital break-ins and keep cyber criminals out of your business.

Your small business team can also benefit from the training and the Cyber Wardens program will help to give them the skills to identify and stop a scam attack.

There is strength in numbers when upskilling your workforce to protect your small business as a team.

Don’t wait until your small business becomes a victim of a cyber attack, take two minutes and sign up to the Cyber Wardens course today.

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

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