As Australia begins to emerge from an unprecedented period of digital adoption and cyberattacks during the COVID-19 crisis, there has never been a more important time than now to understand the challenges this sector faces.
Little is understood about the challenges faced by Australian small business owners when it comes to the security of their business, particularly those with fewer than 50 staff. To help inform the creation of better support for small businesses, Austcyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network), Deakin University, RMIT University and Cynch Security have embarked on what is aimed to be Australia’s biggest collaboration project to gather valuable data and research into this topic. You can read more about the project here.
The projects aims to:
- Increase understanding of cybersecurity challenges of small business amongst the cybersecurity industry.
- Raise the profile of Australia as a thought leader in small business cybersecurity.
- Test the effectiveness of a newly available small business cybersecurity solution.
The first step is the survey which should take approx 20 minutes for a business owner to complete. It is aimed towards businesses and startups with fewer than 50 staff in as many industries as possible.
If you fit this description, please consider filling out the survey by COB 30 June 2020 by heading to this link: https://cynch.com.au/small-business-cyber-security-study
If you have any questions or feedback, then ask the Cynch team by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to forward this survey link to other small business owners and founders you know, as they are looking for as many responses as humanly possible!