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What is a Cyber Warden and does my business need it?

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If you’re unfamiliar with the term “Cyber Warden” then you’re in the right place to start learning.

In most businesses, team members take on different roles to help protect and defend against physical hazards — like a medical first aid officer or a fire warden.

As cyber safety increasingly becomes a challenge for small businesses, Cyber Wardens are here to protect you and your team against online threats.

What does a Cyber Warden do?

Similar to a fire warden, a Cyber Warden is trained to know the red flags to look out for in potential cyber attacks and what to do in the case of a (cyber) emergency.

With their knowledge, they can implement simple steps and behaviour changes to put your small business in the best position to prevent a cyber breach from occurring in the first place. This might look like setting up multi-factor authentication on devices or changing passwords that have been shared between staff.

Other responsibilities might include:

  • Training and support: point of contact for employees with cyber safety concerns
  • Organising expert help: if possible, talking to a tech supplier about anti-virus software and cloud platforms to back-up your data
  • Role modelling: demonstrating simple and easy preventative actions

Like anyone would look out for a physical hazard, staying safe online doesn’t rest on one person’s shoulders. Everyone has their part to play in embracing a cyber-safe culture and protecting their small business from online risks.

How do I become a Cyber Warden?

It’s easy! You can enrol in the Cyber Wardens eLearning course for free and it takes around 45 minutes to complete.

We know working in a small business can mean having an overflowing to-do list, so the course has been designed so you can complete it at your own pace. If you don’t finish it in one go, save your progress and complete it later.

Do I have to be tech-savvy to be a Cyber Warden?

One of the best parts of the Cyber Wardens course is that you don’t have to be an IT wizard to put your hand up.

The Cyber Wardens course was designed in consultation with small businesses to break down the technical jargon into easy and understandable terms.

What does a Cyber Warden learn?

During the eLearning, you’ll kick off by understanding the cyber landscape and why cyber security is important to small businesses.

We’ll dive deep into the most common scams targeting small businesses and tactics cyber criminals use to lure you in.

Finally, you’ll learn three simple steps you can implement to prevent cyber attacks from happening in the first place.

Cyber Wardens’ graduates receive a suite of resources they can share with their team to support everyone in building a cyber-safe culture.

Wherever you are in Australia and whenever you’re ready to start learning, you can be sure that your business and your team will be safer and more digitally aware with a Cyber Warden in place.

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

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