Some of the key advice in the guide includes:
Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect against unauthorised access, MFA is a security measure that requires two or more proofs of identity. For example, in addition to providing a password, a user must also use an authenticator app, and/or a fingerprint. MFA makes it much harder for criminals to attack a business, because even if they manage to steal one proof of identity (such as a password), they still need to obtain other proofs to gain access.
Keeping tech updated
The guide provides an overview of how to audit hardware and software to make sure everything is up to date. Things like automatic updates can help a business maintain its defences, but backing up data is equally important if something goes wrong.
Training your team
The people in a business can be the best defence or weakest link against online threats. The guide itself is a great educational tool for business owners and their teams, but additional regular training can also help everyone feel confident in their role in keeping the business safe. CommBank’s free webinars on staying safe online can help business owners get started.
To download the guide and find out more about scam and cyber security protection for your business, visit: commbank.com.au/business-security