IT Threat Preparation Tips for Australian Small Businesses

Cybercrime isn’t strictly reserved for large corporations with billions to lose. In fact, in 2022, 62% of the ransomware attacks were on small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). That’s one small business being attacked by a cyber threat every 10 minutes!

But don’t panic. There is much that you can do to protect your interests against cybercrime and in this article, we’re going to share some IT threat preparation tips so that you can effectively keep the proverbial wolves from the door. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Business Continuity

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Peace of Mind

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Security of Company Data

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Financial Security

Don’t go it alone


Before we get stuck into IT threat prep, it’s important that you strongly consider outsourcing your cyber-security requirements to the experts. This is a real and dire threat and cybercrime is forever on the rise as malware becomes more and more sophisticated.
We understand how overwhelming it can feel when you start tapping into such a frightening subject. And to make matters worse, the technical aspect of cybercrime can be even more crippling, especially when you might not be especially tech-savvy.
With reputable cybersecurity experts on your side, however, providing you with 24/7 protection and support, to put your mind at ease and focus on doing what you do best.
In any case, here’s some further information on the steps that you should take to safeguard your small business from – and respond to – potential cybersecurity threats.

1 – Make a plan

First, if you wish to prevent and be prepared for any potential risks, you’ll need a plan; a business continuity plan.

2 – Be prepared to respond quickly in the event of a threat

The sooner you act in the event of a cyber-security breach; the sooner you can get your business back on track.

Contain & assess

Notify your bank and any potentially affected customers

3 – How to recover from a cyber-security threat

To prevent any issues in the future you should do your best to investigate and learn about what has gone wrong in the first place.

4 – Consider cloud computing for your business

There are many practical advantages to cloud computing, with security being a big one. The fact is, having all of your business-critical data stored onsite isn’t always the safest option. Not only are you more at risk of cybercrime if your local network isn’t properly protected, but your premises will also be at greater risk from physical theft (break-ins) and data loss from natural disasters (earthquakes/fires).

By backing your business-critical data up on the Cloud, however, with a reputable cloud service provider, you can enjoy a number of sophisticated security advantages that are well worth exploring further.

5 – Take the pressure off your in-house IT department

Depending on the size of your SME, you may have an IT department of your own (whether that be one or several employees). Consult with them and identify how competent they are in cyber security and/or how much their current workload may impact their ability to effectively safeguard your business from external threats.

In some cases, your IT experts may be more than qualified to handle your cyber security effectively. However, for smaller departments or individual IT guys, outsourcing your cyber security requirements to a trusted third party may be preferential, thus allowing them to focus on their other duties.


This isn’t a drill. It doesn’t matter how small and unassuming your business is, you are just as likely to be a target as anyone else.

So, take the necessary action and start safeguarding your assets from potential cyber threats today.

If this is something that concerns you and you perhaps feel overwhelmed by everything, please feel free to contact us and we will happily answer any questions you may have.

It all sounds incredibly complicated, but we can make the cyber security of your business effortless.


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