“Cybersecurity and small business as critical infrastructure in Australia” 

By Dr Ian Martinus

As an increasing number of Australian small businesses are working remotely due to the economic shock of COVID-19. They are faced with an increasing volume and variety of malicious cyber-attack. These hacking attempts threaten to disrupt their business in the best case and put them out of business in the worst.

The WA AustCyber Innovation Hub modelled the short-term economic impact of investing $1 million (AUD) into 5000 small businesses in Western Australia over a  six-month period.

 There is no Cyber Triple Zero phone number to call when a small business falls victim to a cybercrime.

The creation of a Cyber Intervention Emergency Response effort will work to prevent disruption of the critical Australian small to medium enterprise supply chain over a six months period.

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