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1001 Tips from 101™ Cyber Security Experts

The Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc (BBEC) & Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc continue to help entrepreneurs start, develop, and grow their small businesses. As part of the BBEC’s national project titled ‘MY Business Incubator™CYBER SECURITY Training and Mentoring Project’, they are producing an eBook from the tips provided. This will be a valuable resource for business owners nationally, available at

Our very own Information Security and Technology Manager, Eranga Gihan, is excited to be one of the 101 Cyber Security Experts chosen to share their tips on enhancing your organisation’s cybersecurity:

  1. Implement a Cyber Policy: Establish password requirements, outline email security measures, handle sensitive data, set rules for technology handling, and set standards for social media and internet access. Regularly review and update the policy to stay ahead of evolving threats.
  2. User Training and Awareness: Educate employees about cybersecurity and its application in their everyday lives. Equip them with the knowledge to recognise and mitigate various online threats. Remember, 90% of security incidents are linked to human error.
  3. Adopt a Known Cyber Security Framework: Adopting a known framework like the Essential Eight Maturity model recommended by ACSC can help reduce risks, maintain service consistency, ensure compliance, and increase service efficiency.
  4. Create a Risk Register: Identify and track potential risks that could impact your organisation’s operation and reputation. Prioritise risks, assign risk owners, and continually update the register.
  5. Backups, Backups, and Backups: Regular schedules, redundancy, test restores, offsite storage, encryption, and document procedures are best practices in maintaining backups.
  6. Classify Your Data: Organise and categorise data based on its type, sensitivity, and value. This enhances risk management, compliance, and overall data security.
  7. Implement the Principle of Least Privilege: Limit access to data and systems to only what is necessary for users, processes, and devices to perform their tasks.
  8. Leverage the Expertise from Your IT Services Provider: IT service providers can provide expertise, operational support, strategic guidance, and technical proficiency to help identify, deploy, and manage the right solution to address business needs.
  9. Implement a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan (BCDR): A well-implemented BCDR ensures your organisation’s resiliency and continuity even in challenging circumstances.
  10. Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) If You Have the Option: A known VPN tool will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks when you are connected to non-corporate networks.

These tips are part of our commitment to delivering value-based programs with shared purpose and achievement of enterprise goals.

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