NT to host cybersecurity awareness program

Monday, 12 August, 2019

NT to host cybersecurity awareness program

A cybersecurity awareness program designed to boost businesses, not-for-profits and senior-aged citizens’ ‘cyber smarts’ will be held in the Northern Territory (NT) later this month.

According to the NT Police, cybercrime related to business email compromise is increasing, with victim businesses losing $70,000 on average.

To help protect NT businesses, organisations and citizens from cyber attacks and cyber fraud, the NT Government is hosting a series of briefings on 16 and 22 August, as well as 11 September.

During the series, ethical hacker Wayne Ronaldson will explain how hackers attack defence suppliers and small businesses with case studies around physical and computer system compromises, as well as how businesses can be vulnerable to cyber intrusion.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre will cover the cyber threat landscape, why businesses are targeted and cyber protections, and the Defence Industry Security Program will detail program reforms to support businesses becoming defence-ready. The Centre for Defence Industry Capability will also outline cybersecurity requirements for the local defence supply chain.

Meanwhile, seniors will learn how to be cyber smart around public Wi-Fi, social media and password management, and how to identify cyber scams.

The events will be held in Alice Springs and Darwin.

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