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(ISC)2 Chapter Talk on SMB Security

29.03.18 09:58 AM By jsoberoi

Small & Medium-size Business CyberSecurity

Cyber Security is a hot topic in enterprise boardrooms these days. But small and medium businesses (SMBs) in New Zealand have still got their cybersecurity as one of the last priorities. Some of them are so trusting (till the time they get hit by a cyber-attack) that they love all the spam email as their fan mail. Although the situation has changed and 2016 Norton research telling that almost one in five small businesses in New Zealand was targeted by a cyber-attack, with average losses of $19,000. 


Furthermore, my little market research says that in addition to the high risk of cyber-attacks, SMBs are also prone to insider attacks and hacks of their information assets (IP, financial fraud, a disgruntled employee taking down systems) and it is increasing day by day. This presentation looks at some simple ways to tackle security for NZ SMBs so that they can focus on their business (rather than cyber-attack fire-fighting).


Small businesses with less than 20 employees make up 97% of all enterprises in New Zealand and it's believed that almost a fifth has suffered a cyber-attack of one form or another. Jatinder Oberoi- MIITP will be presenting at the next ISC2 AKL chapter session on Thursday 22nd March and will be looking at simple ways NZ SMBs can boost their cyber security so that they can focus on their business rather than incident fire-fighting.

Looking forward to presenting on at the next (ISC)2 Auckland chapter session on Thursday 22nd March. Book your ticket on EventBrite if you are interested:


See you there.