A survey conducted by Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) found that two-thirds of small business owners in Australia believe that being tech-savvy equates to having cyber-safety skills. However, the survey found that this is not the case, particularly with the youngest generation, Gen Z. This generation, born between 1997 and 2010, are considered to be the least cyber safe in the country.
They were found to be the most likely to rate cyber security as a low or medium threat to small businesses they owned or were employed in. They also struggled more than other groups to identify and prevent common cyber attacks faced by small businesses, such as identity theft, malware attacks, and ransomware.
COSBOA’s survey also found that only one in five small business owners and employees were confident in their ability to prepare for a cyber threat, fight against it and recover from it.
Avance business can provide a network and security audit of your organisation systems and IT infrastructure to determine where you are vulnerable and guide you through the implementation of best practices to ensure you are both compliant and secure.