Security on a Shoestring

Presented by

Ashwin Pal | Partner, Cyber Security and Privacy Risk Services | RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

About this talk

It is now widely known that SMBs are a key target for cyber criminals. They are now seen as the ‘low hanging fruit’ as SMBs generally cannot afford the same investment in cyber security initiatives when compared to larger firms. Unfortunately, as far as the cyber criminals are concerned, anyone on the internet is fair game. Unlike their larger counterparts, a cyber attack on an SMB can be very debilitating and can even cause the business to shut down. SMBs face their own unique challenges when it comes to defending against cyber-attacks. Within this presentation, you will hear about how the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2019 was secured using minimal funding and time as a case study. We will then explore some of the unique challenges faced by SMBs when it comes to cyber security. We will look at how focusing on your core business and risk management helps direct efforts to the right places in a cost effective manner. We will then explore what a typical attack looks like and discuss the basics that need to be covered to provide an SMB with an ability to defend itself from cyber-attacks while avoiding overspend.

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