Leading cybersecurity specialist CMTG is warning Australians to strengthen their IT protection and take more care online, following the release of shocking cyber-attack statistics during Cyber Security Awareness Month.
The Perth-headquartered IT company has revealed it actively defends its customers from an average 1,800 cyber security threats and attacks, on a daily basis.
CMTG Director Carl Filpo said the astounding number of daily cyber-attacks further reinforces the importance of having state-of-the-art technology protecting IT systems.
“We have seen a consistent rise in cyber-attacks on businesses, organisations and individuals as the world
becomes more digitally active,” Carl said.
“For anyone with an online presence, the threats posed are very real and assaults targeting data and sensitive information is increasing in frequency.
“This is why it’s vital to have the most up-to-date protection for your IT infrastructure and data to provide
peace-of-mind when it comes to cyber security.”
Running nationally throughout October, Cyber Security Awareness Month is a timely reminder to increase
According to the Federal Government Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Threats Report, a cybercrime was reported every 7 minutes in the 2022 financial year, an increase of 13 per cent on the previous year.
The theme this year ‘Be cyber wise – don’t compromise’ is underpinned by four key steps recommended to boost cyber security, all of which CMTG can assist with.
Carl said Cyber Security Awareness Month served as a timely reminder for all Australians to bolster their
defence against cyber-attacks threatening their personal information, online data and infrastructure.
“However, it is important to be hyper-aware of your level of online defence all the time, as cybercrime impacts on people and business is very real,” Carl said.
“Earlier this year, the Australian Institute of Criminology released survey results that found 34 per cent of
respondents had experienced a data breach while 47 per cent experienced at least one cybercrime in the past 12 months.
“Of those, 27 per cent were subject to online abuse, 22 per cent were victims of malware and 20 per cent
were victims of identity crime and misuse.
“So this October, we’re encouraging everyone to level up their cyber security by investing in high-quality
protection like data encryption and access controls, as well as safe and secure storage systems.
“At CMTG, we take this to the next level by actively monitoring and defending our customers’ IT systems
against thousands of daily assaults.”
Carl encouraged people to be more aware of their movements online, by choosing secure websites for online shopping or refraining from putting sensitive information into artificial intelligence-operated search engines.
“These are simple yet effective measures anyone can take to stay secure online and prevent unauthorised
access and manipulation of data and devices,” he said.
“Cyber-attacks can happen at any time, which is why having state-of-the-art defence systems and proactive monitoring of your IT assets are vital.
“As the world becomes more cyber-aware and relies more on digital tools, having a dedicated IT partner
defending your data and information is paramount for peace-of-mind.
“CMTG leads the way in cyber security and protection, by delivering IT solutions, technology, and advice that comes with having a team of more than 25 years’ experience.”