Get on top of your cyber-security

CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP COMING TO MILDURA

Through funding from the Federal Government, AusIndustry and Mildura Regional Development are bringing a workshop to Mildura that aims to raise awareness around cyber security and the things local businesses can do to manage these risks.

While we’d never leave our homes with the front door wide open, many businesses are virtually doing just that with their digital assets – leaving them largely unprotected and open to cyber-attack and data breaches which could threaten their viability.

The workshop will offer real-life examples of how such security breaches have impacted businesses and will highlight the changing nature of technology and the importance of ensuring technology specialists are included in decision making to drive successful business outcomes.

Paul Henderson, Regional Manager of AusIndustry Northern Victoria believes it’s critical that businesses are well informed on the technology that underpins their business, the risks therein and their obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme which falls under the Australian Privacy Act (1988).

“We know that businesses are storing more information electronically than ever before – they have the details of staff, customers and suppliers, along with business concepts, designs, processes and business finances all stored digitally and we also know many of them don’t have a strategy to protect this information appropriately, or have worst-case scenario recovery responses in place.

“This workshop is designed to open the eyes of local businesses to the risks, ways to manage the risks and ways to help them identify opportunities.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Mildura Regional Development, Mr. Daryl Buckingham, is a strong advocate for digital technology and the opportunities it offers regional communities but says we always need to remain mindful of the risks.

“I strongly encourage people to attend this workshop to get a better understanding of how they can best protect their assets, customers and staff while taking full advantage of the technological age. The future is here. The question every business needs to answer is; ‘are they prepared?’”

The free workshop will be run by leading technology company, Maxsum Consulting, and will be held on Thursday 28th June, 8:45am to 1:00pm at the Mildura Grand Hotel. Seats are limited so to secure your place contact Paul Henderson on 03 5442 4199 / paul.henderson@industry.gov.au or Sharon Morrell on 0499 111 628 / sharon@milduraregion.com.au

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