It’s OK. You’re not alone. Most businesses have minimal understanding of the subject, and many IT guys are little better.
There are the basics, such as having a strong password and changing it regularly; using a firewall, anti-virus and malware tools; not clicking on things in emails that you know nothing about. But beyond these very simplistic measures for keeping a PC upright and the data secure, there is a myriad of other considerations.
Happily, your friendly, neighbourhood cyber security consultant will, for a very reasonable fee, help you set up your systems and work practices, so that the risks are minimised. All you need to do is “get round to it”, a phrase that will haunt you once you become one of the 59% of small businesses affected by a cyber attack, and have you telling your business friends how you wished you’d done it sooner.
Still, in the meantime, here are a few solid tips from the Australian Tax Office on ways you can start to mitigate the risks.
100 Tips and Hints
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