Cyber Security and WHS

by Feb 28, 2023All Posts, WH&S

As a result of the pandemic and access to technology more businesses than ever before are establishing an online presence. Businesses are using the internet for email, Teams, Zoom, banking, remote access, content creation, marketing, ecommerce and more. Whilst this is great for business growth, it can be incredibly damaging if businesses lack adequate Cyber Security.

There is much discussion about Cyber Security being a Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) concern. At Assurance HR Management we support this perspective, encouraging all businesses to approach Cyber Security with a priority mindset. Afterall, WHS legislation states that employers have a responsibility to manage the safety of all within the workplace inclusive of employees, customers, visitors and suppliers. Cyber threats directly impact the safety of all within the workplace, as they can gain unauthorized access to devices and confidential data. Correspondingly, this can result in identity and monetary theft, causing financial loss due to disruption to business and damage to reputation.

The AHR team can assist with your Cyber Security concerns. We can advise you of what is needed to keep your workplace safe through a WHS Review, we can show you how to conduct Risk Assessments of cyber security, or we can do this for you and make the necessary adjustments to ensure your policies and procedures are considerate of safe internet usage. If you have any queries surrounding Cyber Security and WHS, we encourage you to contact the AHR Team on 1800 577 515 or by clicking below to arrange a free consultation.

We are aware that many business owners are not experts or well versed within the area of Cyber Security. Therefore, we have compiled a list of ways that you can start protecting your network and business from malicious activity:

  • Install Firewalls and Antivirus Software
  • Conduct regular Risk Assessments of Cyber Security
  • Use Encryption to increase security of confidential information and data
  • Limit access to sensitive information
  • Use a VPN for a secure connection
  • Educate employees of cyber security policies and procedures
  • Use password processes that incorporate two-factor authentication and implement regular changes
  • Backup data for a quick recovery in the event of a cyber attack
  • Keep all systems and devices up to date to limit vulnerability to malware and hackers.

Consequently, it is critical that all businesses take action and review cyber security regularly, as the threat of cyber-attacks only increases with technological advancement.

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