In Australia, the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $2.15million. (Source: Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020, IBM)
In short, a cyber-attack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organisation to breach the information system of another individual or organisation. The aim is often to destroy, expose, alter, disable, steal or gain unauthorised access to anything that has value to the organisation or individual.
In the latest ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report (July 2019 to June 2020) it was reported that the Australian Cyber Security Centre responded to 2,266 cybersecurity incidents and received almost 59,806 cybercrime reports - that's an average of 164 cybercrime reports per day, or one report every 10 minutes. Every organisation is at risk.
So, what are the common types of cyber-attacks? The most common include:
Cybersecurity is what we do
At Huon IT, cybersecurity is a full-time priority. We work with customers to help them adopt best ICT practices into everything they do as well as ensuring compliance with industry security regulations.
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As founder and CEO of Huon IT, Damian leads the strategic direction and management of the firm. His extensive experience in the IT industry spans around 30 years. Damian takes a hands-on approach with all clients, regularly consulting on IT strategy and sharing industry insights with some of Australia’s top organisations.
Working with Huon IT for over a decade, Dennis leads the technical consulting arm of the business as the Chief Technology Officer – driving innovation and leveraging new technologies for our clients. His passion for technology is evident in his vision coupled with his risk-aware implementation approaches.
"Huon IT’s advisory service has been invaluable. Their workshop helped us understand how to look at cybersecurity holistically across the business, and the regular quarterly meetings help us keep on track and current against any new emerging risks. I highly recommend Huon IT’s program to any sized business, large or small."- David Webber, Managing Principal, Davies Collison Cave -