Protecting businesses against cybercrime
Earlier this month, we hosted the fifth annual Cyber Security Symposium (CSS2018) in Wagga, raising awareness of cybercrime activity and its impacts on small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The symposium gathered experts from state and federal governments, industry and universities to exchange and develop innovative research ideas and highlight activities that deal with modern security threats.
The symposium, chaired by Dr Rafiqul Islam, considered the results of a survey on the cyber security awareness and digital forensic readiness of 26 SMEs conducted by the Cyber Security Group at CSU. The survey aimed to help raise awareness of security threats to regional businesses and to advise on the possible preventive and mitigation measures that they can put in place.
“We want to help industry to network with academia, particularly SMEs from regional Australia, so they have access to state-of-the-art innovations in cyber security.”
Specific topics in the forum included:
- Designing resilient online networks;
- Security and configuration management of Internet of Things (IoT) systems;
- Development of a national device authentication system;
- Forensics and responses to emerging cyber security threats;
- Platform and architecture for cyber security as a service;
- Security automation and orchestration; and,
- Preserving privacy while sharing data in a ‘hyper connected’ world.