Cyber Security Awareness Month

During October, the Northern Territory (NT) Government will hold a series of presentations to support local businesses in better protecting themselves against cyber security threats.

Be Cyber Smart Presentations will provide practical advice on IT security and how to understand threats and better protect against them.

Cyberattacks on businesses are varied and can include malware, ransomware, financial fraud and the theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive data, which can undermine and disrupt a business, and lead to costly remediation measures.

Cybercrime costs can include lost business payments from business email compromise, ransom payment to obtain business data, lost business days and business disruption and reputation damage.

The sessions include a briefing from an ethical hacker about the techniques used to compromise a business, Australian Cyber Security Centre advice on practical cyber security protections and a presentation on Defence cyber security requirements, delivered by the Australian Government’s Centre for Defence Industry Capability.

Businesses that supply to or bid for Defence work are especially encouraged to attend to learn more about cyber security requirements for Defence suppliers.

Be Cyber Smart Presentations are hosted by the NT Government in partnership with the Australian Government’s Australian Cyber Security Centre and Centre for Defence Industry Capability; and the Darwin Branch of the Australian Information Security Association.

Seats are limited, register to attend at www.BeCyberSmart.nt.gov.au