New South Wales Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope
Cyber Security Experts Gather For New South Wales Small Business Month
Victor P Taffa
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 New South Wales Small Business Month.
Minister for Finance and Small Business 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.” Minister Tudehope said.
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 % 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 protect themselves against cyber threats.”
Event will be held on Wednesday, 16 October, at Novotel Parramatta. New South Wales Small Business Month events program aims to inspire, upskill and bring together the small business community.