October is Cyber Security Awareness Month


As our world grows increasingly digital, cyber attacks threaten computer systems and networks all around the world.

In this digital age, it’s crucial for us to learn and understand the potential risks of using technology, our duties in preventing any security breaches, and what to do in the event of a breach.

About cyber security

Every company has a wealth of important information that it needs to protect. This could range from customer details to research data to intellectual property, just to name a few.

Because of this, companies and organisations are targets of cyber criminals who want to steal information for their own gain. Therefore, it’s important that we apply good security practices and procedures when handling data and using information technology. Avoiding these threats creates a safer online workspace for everyone.

Attacks on cyber security

Cyber security attacks against small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are becoming more frequent and severe, as they are easier targets since they often lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses.

Here are some key facts and figures from the Australian Cyber Security Centre:

Loss of data can prove costly to the brand and reputation of an organisation, as well as result in legal and financial penalties.

Learning about cyber security protects us, our company and our customers.

This month, as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the team at The Yield is undertaking cyber security awareness training and is ramping up our subscription security with password reviews and updates, and multi factor authentication.

We're all doing our part to keep ourselves, our company and customers safe online.

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