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We often hear about cybersecurity breaches, but it’s not until it happens to us that we realise the gravity of the situation. A local Brisbane business recently shared their recent experience with us of a near-miss breach that could have resulted in devastating consequences. While good fortune rather than preparedness enabled them to navigate this situation, they explained that it took an incident as potentially serious as this to finally motivate them to take action.

The Warning Signs Were There

The business had identified cyber security as an issue and had even seen others in their supply chain and customer base fall victim to attacks. They knew they needed to do something, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a priority… until now. 

A Breach That Could Have Been Avoided

The breach was a stark reminder that cyber security is not just an IT issue, but a business-critical one. They acknowledged internally that their lack of preparedness was a ticking time bomb, and it was only a matter of time before they suffered a significant cyber issue themselves, yet, they still did nothing.

Are You Ready to Pay The Price of Inaction?

This story is actually all too common, and for many the turning point only comes following an incident.

But why?

Acknowledging that nobody wants to pay the unknown cost of reputational damage, loss of business and the associated erosion of trust with customers that can come from a breach, we asked, why did it take an incident like this to take action? The answer was nested in both hope, cost, and the technical barrier to understanding how to take action, and consequently falling into the “too hard basket”. Don’t let that be you.

What Many Learn From The Consequences of Inaction

  1. Cybersecurity is a business imperative: It’s not just an IT issue, but a critical aspect of business operations.
  2. Complacency is a risk: Assuming you’re safe because you haven’t been attacked yet is a recipe for disaster.
  3. Preparedness is key: Having a practical cybersecurity strategy in place can mean the difference between a minor incident and a catastrophic breach.

Hope Is Not a Strategy

If you’re reading this and thinking, “I hope that this never happens to me”, let’s call it out, hope isn’t a defence strategy. Cyber attacks can happen to anyone, at any time. Don’t wait until you suffer a breach to take action.

Don’t know where to start? We can help you take the first step.

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