The significant shift from working within secure office networks to people working from home and collaborating remotely has seen the risk of cyber security incidents increase alarmingly. Attacks such as scams, ID / data theft, and crypto (encryption) attacks become more frequent as malicious players exploit this new vulnerability that has a high chance of success.
End users are the biggest and most vulnerable target in most organisations and are continuously bombarded with spear-phishing and socially engineered schemes. The most universally proven means to combat this risk is User education so, to protect organisations, we need to educate the end users and increase their cyber security awareness level.
ITConnexion has been awarded grant funding under the Cyber Security Business and Connect Program to provide Australian SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and NFPs (not-for-profits) with Cyber Security Awareness Training Program to help mitigate these risks. The program objectives are to help these organisations:
The funding will provide fully funded (free) Cyber Security Awareness Training for between 150 to 200 eligible organisations which consist of:
The program is scheduled to run from April 2021 to December 2021.
This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program.