All Things Cyber

“This is the new frontier of warfare — the new frontier of espionage. It’s the new frontier of many threats to Australian families, to governments, to businesses” Mr Turnbull said.

Quadrant Training & Consulting Group is one of Australia’s leading Cyber Safety and Work, Health and Safety Training Providers. We know and acknowledge that cyber security threats are serious and are growing. As the Prime minister has outlined in his recent cyber security strategy ‘Australia and Australians are targets for malicious actors—including serious and organised criminal syndicates and foreign adversaries—who are all using cyberspace to further their aims and attack our interests. The scale and reach of malicious cyber activity affecting Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals is unprecedented. The rate of compromise is increasing and the methods used by malicious actors are rapidly evolving’.

As people, business and systems become increasingly interconnected, the volume and value of information held online has also increased. Cyberspace, and the dynamic opportunities it offers, is under continuous threat. The Australian Government has estimated that almost 700,000 businesses have experienced some form of Cybercrime activity with an average attack costing more than $275,000.

Malicious cyber activity is a security challenge for all Australians. Australian organisations across the public and private sectors have been targeted with large multinational companies and government organisations losing substantial amounts of commercial and personal information as well as incurring major damage to their business and reputation. Figures vary, but cybercrime is estimated to cost Australians over $1 billion each year. Government, telecommunications, resources, energy, defence, banking and finance sectors are likely to remain key targets for cyber criminals and malicious state actors alike. The Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2015 says the cyber threat is undeniable, unrelenting and continues to grow. If an organisation is connected to the Internet, it is vulnerable to compromise—and the malicious cyber activities in the public eye are just the tip of the iceberg.

How do we Identify our “Human Risk” Levels

The processes of social engineering and phishing are responsible for over 85% of the human error breaches that lead to subsequent data loss. Identifying the level of human risk is often a difficult task and most staff are now aware of the key features of a crude phishing email and basic social media security, yet experienced attackers are rarely crude or basic. Find out how to protect you and your organisations against the biggest growing threat in the modern world with our Cyber Stars Initiative.

Educate your business using Spear Phishing.

Identifying a risk profile, based on human vulnerability, is difficult.  Yet as most breaches are linked to some kind of Phishing or social engineering, a targeted Spear Phishing test is the best way to identify weakness.  Our innovative testing via email best replicates how an attack would target an organisation, bypassing firewalls and landing in the inbox of a potential victim.  We are then able to measure specific high risk areas and user groups with your company and focus our training more effectively towards those that need it.  This software can also be used to monitor and evaluate improvements over time. Contact us for more information on the training we can provide to ensure you and your company is secure against cyber threats.

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