Cybersecurity presentations hosted in NT


By Technology Decisions Staff
Thursday, 14 September, 2017


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The NT Government is offering security advice to help companies better protect themselves from cyber attacks.

Cyber Security for Your Business presentations will be delivered across the territory for the benefit of small businesses.

Industry experts will present on how cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and on the types of practical measures businesses can apply to protect themselves from cyber threats and business disruption.

“Cybersecurity is important and attacks on businesses can lead to reputational damage, costly disruption and financial loss for small businesses. Over the past year, over 400 incidents of cybercrime were reported to NT police, including scams, fraud, ransomware, and cyber intrusion, resulting in an estimated loss of $2.4 million,” said chair of Small Business Round Tables and Member for Fong Lim, Jeff Collins.

“A local business targeted by the Wannacry ransomware lost an estimated $70,000. Their business was forced to close for eight days and suffered ongoing data loss, while other businesses have lost thousands to cyber fraud.”

Cyber Safety Senior Manager Lee Beyer from National Australia Bank and Wayne Ronaldson from Datacom Technical Security Services will present at the Darwin Cyber Security for Your Business event.

An ICT Leaders Industry Presentation will also be held as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, headlined by Sandra Ragg from the Office of the Cyber Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. This presentation will address Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy, partnerships between government and the private sector, women in cybersecurity and the threat landscape.

Cyber Security for Your Business events are being held across the NT:

  • Darwin: Wednesday, 4 October from 5 pm — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ballroom
  • Alice Springs: Thursday, 5 October from 5 pm — Mercure Alice Springs Resort
  • Katherine: Tuesday, 10 October from 5 pm — Knotts Crossing Resort
  • Tennant Creek: Tuesday, 10 October from 5 pm — Battery Hill Mining Centre
  • Nhulunbuy: Tuesday, 17 October from 5 pm — The Gulf Room, The Walkabout Lodge

Register to attend a free Cyber Security for Your Business event at cyberevents.nt.gov.au.

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