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Cyber-security in the workplace

Cyber-attack is a growing concern for organisations and presents a serious risk to our economy.

What is Cyber Crime?

Over the last few years, computer economic crime has evolved to a point where it can be separated into two categories.

Cyber Fraud

Any computer crime which can be utilised for monetary gain, such as identity and payment card theft, are the events that tend to get the most exposure. With many victims and the costs of losses amounting to millions.

Despite their high profile, they rarely pose an existential threat to organisations.

Transfer of Wealth / IP Attack

The more critical economic crime facing organisations is that of international cyber espionage. The theft of critical IP, trade secrets, product information and negotiating strategies etc.

The cost of damage can extend to billions and include destruction of a line of business, an organisation or even a larger economic ecosystem.

Why is Computer Security Important?

Computer security involves safeguarding computing resources, ensuring data integrity, limiting access to authorised users and maintaining data confidentiality.

Employees have a critical role to play in their organisation’s security. Protecting your organisation begins with ensuring you are prepared to assist in keeping your computers and networks safe.

To have a fighting chance against the security threats, employees need to be informed and pro-active when using the computers in the workplace.

Staying Alert and Speaking Up

These security risks are real, if your network is corrupted there’s a real chance it could bring down the entire organisation.

Always be wary of unexpected emails, links, website pop ups and treat anything you weren’t expecting with caution. Your employer and IT Department will always be there to help.

You should be encouraged to keep an eye out and say something if you notice suspicious activity on your computer.

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