These resources have been developed to help small businesses improve their cyber security.
Keeping your small business secure
For a small business, even a minor cyber security incident can have devastating impacts. In the 2021-2022 financial year, the average cost per cybercrime reported to the ACSC rose to over $39,000 for small businesses.
The ACSC has published a range of resources to help small businesses protect themselves against common cyber security threats, including the Small Business Cyber Security Guide.
There are many simple and inexpensive measures businesses can use to improve their security. As a starting point, we recommend the following three:
- turn on multi-factor authentication
- update your software
- back up your information.
If you have questions about the ACSC’s advice or cyber security more broadly, we recommend you speak to an IT professional or a trusted advisor.
Cyber security tips for businesses
Watch the video to learn about the ACSC’s essential measures for protecting your assets and information, and improving your organisation’s cyber security practices.
The video is supported by a briefing pack for small and medium businesses including:
- Slide pack with notes.
- Suggested quizzes to test your audiences knowledge.
- Recommended resources for businesses to stay secure.
You can use the briefing pack and accompanying video to equip employees with the knowledge they need to identify and safeguard your business from cyber threats.
After completing the video and briefing pack, we also recommend implementing Maturity Level One of the Essential Eight.
The Cyber Tips for Business video is designed to help small and medium businesses understand and respond to common cyber security threats.
ACSC Small Business Survey
The ACSC has partnered with the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) to design the ACSC Small Business Survey (the Survey). The Survey captures a baseline understanding of cyber security practices and knowledge among Australian small businesses.
A summary and analysis of the Survey results are available here: Cyber Security and Australian Small Business Survey Results (November 2020)
Resources for small businesses
Learn the basics
Basic steps to protect your business and staff from cyber threats.
Small Business Cyber Security Guide
Small Business Cloud Security Guides
Preventing business email compromise
Questions to Ask Managed Service Providers
Protect yourself from ransomware
Securing Customer Personal Data for Small to Medium Businesses
Exercise in a Box
Business Continuity in a Box
Test your cyber security
Have you been hacked?
Report a cybercrime, cyber security incident or vulnerability
To report a cybercrime, cyber security incident, cyber security vulnerability, or to check an existing ReportCyber report, please select this option to start your reporting journey.
Become an ACSC partner
Register your interest in the ACSC Partnership program and provide information about yourself and your organisation.