Cybersecurity for your business
We live and work in a connected, online world with small businesses engaging customers around the world to sell products and services at the click of a button. With large numbers of small businesses online, and many receiving payments online, it is critical business data, systems and customer information is protected and secure.
It's important for small businesses to be aware of cybersecurity risks, particularly in the lead-up to and during major events.
The most common types of cybersecurity incidents are ransomware, malware, targeted malicious emails and virus/worm infections.
Protecting your business from cybercrime
- Read recommendations from the Queensland Police Service about preventing cybercrime.
- Register for the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online alert service to stay updated on cybersecurity threats.
- Read the Australian Taxation Office's top cybersecurity tips for business and complete the online security self-assessment.
- Download the cybersecurity best practice guide from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
- Apply for a grant to access cybersecurity testing through the Cyber Security Small Business Program.
- Read more about protecting IT data and systems.
- Learn about information technology risk management.
- Find out how to avoid business scams.
You can report suspected cybersecurity threats to your business via the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).
- Last reviewed: 10 Aug 2017
- Last updated: 17 Jan 2018