The latest figures from the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Security report1 show the business cost of cyber-attacks continues to rise as the threat landscape evolves. Flashpoints from global conflicts to breakthrough technologies are ensuring that this remains a persistent trend.
The nation’s professional services firms – from accountants to lawyers and consultants – have a unique perspective. Those in technology practice areas can help clients navigate cyber threats and incidents. Meanwhile, firms themselves have become high-value targets given the often-sensitive information they hold.
CommBank Head of Professional Services, Daniela Pasini says that as the digital transformation of the professional services sector continues, additional cyber security vigilance and robust organisational controls are vital to risk management.
To explore the topic of cyber resilience, three experts from across the sector weigh in on emerging threats and vulnerabilities, how firms can safeguard themselves and their clients and what to do in the event of a breach.