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[C19] Social Surfing Safely by Silvana Macri
Level : Beginner
Thursday, 17 September 2020
WA: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AWST)
NT: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (ACST)
QLD: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEST)
Why be a SME Cyber Champion?
Week 03: Social Surfing Safely – how not to overshare, keeping private just that and avoiding malicious websites.
For most of us, the internet opens up new opportunities especially in business with such challenges as Covid-19. We can shop, bank, research, work and connect when and where we want to. But the online world also gives others (not all criminals) a platform to steal money, information, identities, bully, stalk.
Most small to medium business owners are so busy building their business, they don’t realise the ever increasing risks we face online both at work and at home and in between as we use our mobile phones more and more to live through.
Protecting yourself online is NOT JUST about avoiding financial losses. Imagine if all your family photos were suddenly taken from your computer in a cyber attack? Or your personal email contact list was stolen and used to scam your friends and family? The same measures you can use to protect your information from criminals can also save your valued files from accidents, failure and loss. Simple things like backing up your data can protect your valuable personal files, photos and video.
When you share things online you may be sharing with people you do not know or trust. Once a message, photo or video has been shared, you won’t be able to control where it goes. Financial losses, scams, identity theft and fraud are some of the more serious issues that you might face if you don’t have things in place to manage how you share your personal information online. Just last week an elderly Perth woman lost $500k in a property scam all because email was compromised
In the first half of 2020 Australians have lost over $77 million to online scams.
Over 45% of these scams occurred through email, many others via text, over the internet or through an online social platform.
Taking care of your business security online is as easy as safeguarding your ‘physical’ assets – locking your doors, using a safe, installing CCTV. By taking the same care of your devices and when working online, you can protect yourself and your business.
This is where Stay Cyber Safe is partnering with Business Stations to help! We will be providing easy to understand tips and techniques for you to stay secure when working, socialising or just browsing online. A good place to start is by registering for one or more of scheduled sessions over the eight weeks and encouraging your business buddies to do the same.
This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Well experienced, qualified & respected in digital transformation projects and programs of work, Silvana Macri has focused on cyber security within critical infrastructure, her role in the Utilities (Water & Power) sector but also to manage strategic relationships and build a program of work in the digital transformation group.
Silvana was instrumental in the development and leadership approval of the Cyber Security Strategy at Water Corporation (WA’s biggest water utility) and more recently led the City of Joondalup Digital Ready Program 2020 from April to enhancing digital capabilities of small to medium enterprises – now more crucial than ever so businesses can thrive in an economy that is now reliant predominantly on online transactions. She has managed ground-breaking digital infrastructure projects and programming for small to medium-sized businesses and for state and federal governments.
Silvana is an active member of the Australian Women Security Network (AWSN), has been on the committee – Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and Women in IT WA and in 2019 founded Stay Cyber Safe with a commitment to delivering effective Cyber Security Training Programs to Australian enterprises.
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Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.
PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees) and provide your ABN.