In 2023, the Australian Signals Decorate responded to over 1,100 cyber security incidents from Australian entities, with 17% of these reports attributed to phishing. Recognising the unique challenges faced by SMEs, Cube Cyber has developed a strategic approach that combines education, advanced security solutions, and the power of Cisco Umbrella to protect organisations from phishing attacks.
1. The SME Cybersecurity Imperative
SMEs may perceive themselves as less vulnerable, but the reality is that phishing attacks can have a severe impact. Phishing attacks are generally the first step by an attacker in compromising a business email account that ultimately results in financial crimes such as invoice fraud.
Did you know? At the lower end of the scale, the cost of a cyber security breach on a medium enterprise is $97,200. Cube Cyber believes in proactive measures to safeguard businesses of all sizes. Here are essential steps for SMEs to protect themselves:
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Implementing 2FA is a crucial step in stopping phishing attacks in their tracks. Cube Cyber advocates for this added layer of protection, and it is a “must have” when accessing internet facing systems. It acts as a formidable barrier against unauthorised access.
Educating staff members on cybersecurity is paramount. Cube Cyber understands that an informed workforce is less susceptible to phishing attempts. By imparting knowledge about preventive measures, employees can actively contribute to the organisation’s cybersecurity defences.
ID Support NSW, a state government agency dedicated to helping victims of identity theft and hacking, underscores the critical importance for businesses to elevate their cybersecurity measures. This involves the mandate for strong passwords. Cube Cyber aligns with this recommendation and places a strong emphasis on the significance of robust password practices.
Cube Cyber advocates not only for the strength of passwords but also for the regular rotation of these credentials. The practice of using unique passwords for various functions adds an extra layer of security, significantly reducing the risk of unauthorised access resulting from compromised credentials.
Investing in Comprehensive Security Software
Even without clicking on a malicious email or file, vulnerabilities exist. Take, for example, common email services like Outlook or Gmail. Enabling the option to automatically download pictures might seem harmless, but it can pose a significant risk. Cube Cyber recommends investing in a complete security software system. This includes solutions like Cisco Umbrella, which stands at the forefront of Cube Cyber’s defence strategy, offering protection against phishing emails and malicious attachments.
Regular Data Backups
Maintaining regular backups of company data is a fundamental aspect of Cube Cyber’s approach. In the unfortunate event of a phishing attack, having backups ensures that critical information can be recovered, minimising the impact on business operations.
2. Cube Cyber’s Must-Have Solution for SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises often underestimate the need for cybersecurity until it’s too late. Cube Cyber, however, stands out by encouraging and delivering a proactive approach.
Cube Cyber’s MDR Service (Manage, Detect & Respond)
We go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach and offer cost-effective, advanced security solutions tailored specifically to the requirements of small and medium businesses. With our MDR service, we ensure comprehensive protection that aligns seamlessly with SME operations, offering strong defences against cyber threats.
Continuous Monitoring and Expert Analysis
Leveraging a combination of expert skills and automation, we ensure continuous monitoring of your entire IT environment 24/7. Our team supplies regular reports and analyses of security incidents, offering actionable insights to drive continual improvement across your IT operations.
Local Expertise and Australian Team
Cube Cyber’s team is locally based and understands Australian businesses and challenges deeply. Our cybersecurity analysts and consultants bring decades of experience in security, supplying valuable and accessible resources to our clients.
Flexible and Budget-Friendly Approach
Cube Cyber adopts a menu-style, a-la-carte approach to services. You only pay for what you need, allowing flexibility around budgets, existing capabilities, and risk appetite.
First Line of Defence: Cisco Umbrella Integration
Cube Cyber integrates Cisco Umbrella as a proactive and vigilant guardian, positioning it as one of the first lines of defence against phishing attacks. With DNS-layer security and real-time threat intelligence, Cisco Umbrella detects and neutralises potential threats right from the start, ensuring a robust and coordinated response to emerging threats.
Email Security with Advanced Malware Protection
Cube Cyber enhances email security by integrating Email Security with Advanced Endpoint Protection, providing a formidable defence against spam, phishing emails, and malicious attachments. This proactive measure ensures that your email communications stay secure and free from potential threats.
Is your business ready to outsmart phishing attacks? Our mission at Cube Cyber is to support your business in preventing, detecting, and responding to any kind of cyber threat.
Contact us to get started protecting your business.