Following the recently reported Uber data breach, Australian businesses have yet again received a reminder of the challenges cyber-threats present. With mandatory data breach notifications, which requires the disclosure of significant data breaches, becoming law in February 2018, Australian businesses are being urged to take a proactive approach to cyber-security.
Andrew Morris, director of specialised recruiter Robert Half Australia said: “IT security and corporate reputation management are linked as company reputations can be destroyed if cyber-attacks and data breaches aren’t managed appropriately. In an age where cyber-threats are becoming even more prolific as new technologies evolve, it’s in a company’s best interest to be proactive towards cyber-security, rather than reactive. This starts with having the right security infrastructure in place to prevent attacks, as well as employing the right IT talent to manage it.”
Robert Half has developed four strategic steps companies can take to help protect themselves against cyber-attacks: