What is a Cyber Security Policy?
A Cyber Security Policy sets out the guidelines to protect technology and information assets within your business. The goal is to protect your systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks (such as hacking or ransomware). The policy includes the rules and processes which employees should follow.
Businesses without a policy could be leaving themselves open to cyber attacks. According to a 2016 report by cybersecurity firm Symantec, 43% of cyber-attacks are targeted against small businesses.
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What’s included in a Cyber Security Policy?
Some of the issues the policy covers are sharing of business information, acceptable use of devices and online materials, handling and storage of sensitive material, backups, and a disaster recovery plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we definitely recommend it. Any business which uses the internet – for email, banking, running a website or other activities – should have a policy in place to help protect their business from cyberattacks.
These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes. Common methods you might have heard of include viruses, trojan horses, malware, phishing emails and credit card fraud.
Every situation is different, which is why you need expert advice from a commercial lawyer. We’re small business specialists, so you know you’re in safe hands with us.
We’ll consider your unique situation and let you know if we think this is right for your business.
Our head office is at Inspire Cowork – a coworking space in Sydney – but we also support flexible work for our team. Our lawyers can work from anywhere.
We use technology to come to you, wherever you’re located around Australia. Many of our clients work from home or at coworking spaces, just like us.
We communicate with our clients via phone, email and Zoom – whatever works best for you. There’s no need to meet face to face, but if you’re ever in the area you’re welcome to drop in!