Security in the words of Dr Seuss

"Sometimes the questions are complicated but the answers are simple".

By Anthony Caruana
June 13, 2017

Armed with these answers, you can approach your board and senior management with the ability to address the risks in their language.

While the government is moving forward with a number of important initiatives and is in the throes of updating the cybersecurity strategy that was released just over a year ago, Burgess said businesses need to get on the front foot and not wait for Canberra to take the lead.

Burgess said the ASD's Essential Eight security recommendations are required reading and, if implemented, will go a long way to mitigating many of the cyber risks of today.

With over 80 percent of the country's economy in their hands, Burgess said more effort needs to be made to support SMBs when it comes to cybersecurity. It's important to keep the messages simple and use ongoing and regular communication.

While larger enterprises can dedicate resources to information security, government has a larger role to play in supporting this sector.

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