This guide has been developed to help small businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber security incidents.
A cyber security incident that impacts a small business can be devastating. Unfortunately, we at the Australian Cyber Security Centre see the impact of cyber security incidents each and every day, on individuals, large companies, and small businesses.
Luckily, cyber security doesn’t have to be difficult. There are simple measures that if understood and implemented, can significantly avoid, or reduce the impact of, the most common cyber security incidents.
We understand that owners and operators of small businesses don’t have much time to spend on understanding the complexities of the internet or establishing complicated responses to potential risks. But we also know that cyber security will underpin Australia’s economic prosperity, and will allow small businesses to grow, innovate, and find new ways of creating value for their customers.
This Australian Small Business Cyber Security Guide has been specifically designed for small businesses to understand, take action, and increase their cyber security resilience against ever-evolving cyber security threats. The language is clear, the actions are simple, and the guidance is tailored for small businesses.
If you are learning about cyber security for the first time, or are keeping yourself up to date, this guide is an excellent place to start. If you want to improve your cyber security further, you can find more information and advice on the ACSC website at: www.cyber.gov.au.
The ACSC is here to help make Australia the safest place to connect online.