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CYBER SECURITY EXPERTS GATHER FOR NSW SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

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CYBER SECURITY EXPERTS GATHER FOR NSW SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

 

Small business owners will have the opportunity to educate themselves about the threats and impacts of cyber attacks at a free event in Parramatta as part of NSW Small Business Month.

Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope said cyber attacks had the potential to shut down or drastically impact small business and it was important people equipped themselves with the right tools to mitigate the risks.

“As organisations become more vulnerable, it’s critical for businesses to understand the threat landscape and defend their businesses from cyberattacks and data breaches,” Mr Tudehope said.

The Dell event, How to protect your business against cyber threat, will be hosted by Sunrise’s David Koch and will include a panel discussion with cyber security experts from industry and government.

Dell Technologies Senior Vice President and General Manager Australia and New Zealand Angela Fox said Dell research showed 35 per cent of small business owners believed human error was their biggest security threat.

“Whilst you can’t remove all the risk around human error, you can mitigate it with the processes, technology and security systems you use,” Ms Fox said.

“For any business, ensuring zero downtime is of paramount importance for success and profitability. We’ve been supporting customers, large and small, for decades and in sharing our experience, during this event attendees will leave with actionable insights about how to proect themselves against cyber threats.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, 16 October, at Novotel Parramatta. NSW Small Business Month events program aims to inspire, upskill and bring together the small business community.

Tickets for How to protect your business against cyber threat can be secured online at https://www.businessmonth.nsw.gov.au/event/how-to-protect-your-business-against-cyber-threat/