Cyber Security Small Business Grant

Cyber Security Small Business Grant

Imagine you own a small neighbourhood retail store. Would you wait until after a break-in to start locking up at night? Would you think you’re not a target for theft, because of your size?

Criminals are opportunists, whether you’re a sprawling shopping centre or a tiny local boutique, if you don’t lock your doors they’ll help themselves to your stock.

The same principle applies to cyber security, but instead of looting your store they’re wreaking havoc on your systems and stealing your data. Being a small business doesn’t equate to being a small target for cyber-crime and an increasing number of small businesses are becoming victims, with over 500,000 Australian small businesses hit with cyber-attacks in 2017.

Cloud use is on the rise with businesses realising the benefits in cost, scalability and efficiency it provides. However, these highly connected cloud environments can open the door to malicious traffic adept at bypassing traditional security.  

We all rely on technology to undertake core business functions. A security breach is disruptive to your business costing valuable time and money to recover from, not to mention the damage to your reputation and potential legal implications if precious customer or confidential data is compromised. A recent study commissioned by Microsoft found that the direct costs associated with cyber security incidents costs Australian businesses $29 billion per annum.

For a small business, improving cyber security can seem like a complicated and costly process, but with the Australian Government’s new Cyber Security Small Business Program cost is no longer a barrier to keeping your data safe. Businesses with 19 or fewer employees may be eligible for a grant to undertake a cyber security health check, covering up to 50% of the cost.

The Migration Company has developed a Cyber Security Portal incorporating a complete cyber security health check to not just find those unlocked doors to your data, but help you form strategies to lock them up securely. Through the portal you’ll have access to a user-friendly toolkit enabling you to assess the current security status across all business modules and processes, review the risk scores across all levels and work through a proposed action plan for an effective security solution.  The portal provides you with training modules and phishing simulations to equip your team with the knowledge and tools to protect against cyber threats, as well as a customisable Cyber Security Policy template.

Once we understand your security strengths and weaknesses through TMC’s Cyber Security Portal, our partner tools from Trend Micro can take the hard work out of eliminating security gaps and managing ongoing protection so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. Rated number one worldwide in content security for small business for six years straight, you know you’re in safe hands.

We’re continually innovating to ensure that cloud infrastructure is protected from both known and emerging threats, allowing you to leverage the best that cloud computing has to offer without the risk.

Are you ready? Let’s work together to protect your business.

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