​Malicious cyber activity against Australian individuals, businesses and government agencies is on the rise.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) noting that cybercrime is one of the most pervasive threats facing Australia, with self-reported losses topping $33 billion in the last financial year (with real losses widely predicted to be far greater).

Do not just rely on insurance - once you are at that stage the damage is done. Remember the three lines of defence that apply to any organisation: Tech, People and Insurance.

In this checklist we outline our top tips to mitigate the risk of malicious cyber incidents.

This is commentary published by Colin Biggers & Paisley for general information purposes only. This should not be relied on as specific advice. You should seek your own legal and other advice for any question, or for any specific situation or proposal, before making any final decision. The content also is subject to change. A person listed may not be admitted as a lawyer in all States and Territories. © Colin Biggers & Paisley, Australia 2022.

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