Why you should adopt an enhanced cyber security posture

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), an Australian Government branch, has recently urged Australian organisations to adopt an enhanced cyber security posture.

What does that mean for your business?

Simply put, it’s strongly recommended that you increase your business’s cyber security to prevent any hacks or digital threats from infiltrating your business IT. Destructive malware can present a direct threat to an organisation’s daily operations, impacting the availability of critical assets and data.

SG Advisory IT is here to help increase your cyber security. We use a program to encrypt and protect your business information. 

What is the alert in response to?

While the ACSC says they’re not aware of any current or specific threats to Australian organisations, adopting an enhanced cyber security posture and increased monitoring for threats, will help to reduce the impacts on Australian organisations.

The ACSC is aware of reporting that threat actors (groups of individuals who locate and attack technological vulnerabilities) have deployed destructive malware to target organisations in Ukraine. This advisory provides additional indicators of compromise (IOCs) to assist organisations to detect WhisperGate and HermeticWiper destructive malware.

What will happen if I don’t increase my Cyber Security?

If you choose not to increase your cyber security following this alert you are leaving your business open to potential threats and hacking from those taking advantage of the current political upset. Whilst you might not think your business will be a target of these attacks, these attackers look for any vulnerable accounts they can easily access. 

It’s a great opportunity to check on your cyber security levels regardless of the potential threat. With the world becoming more digital each day, there’s always room for improvement to protect your valuable information. 

Read the official ACSC alert here and get in touch with us if you have any questions on how you can better protect your business from a cyber attack.