With tax season upon us, it’s important for Australians to remember there are certain times throughout the year that attract cybercriminals interested in targeting Australians.
According to CMTG Technical Manager Scott Rose, cybersecurity has become an essential part of our everyday business and personal lives.
“It’s no longer something only considered by large corporations and governments; everyone is now aware cybersecurity needs to be a focus whether you’re an individual, small business or greater business,” Scott said.
“As we all know, attackers are innovative – which is why we need to constantly develop and enhance our cybersecurity to maintain protection.”
A partner of reputed multinational cybersecurity company Fortinet for over 15 years, CMTG was recently selected by the organisation as the only IT firm in WA to access and use its FortiEDR technology to assist with safeguarding client’s digital assets.
As one of the most innovative endpoint security solutions, FortiEDR proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses potential threats in real-time automatically and efficiently, all without disrupting business operations.
“While great tools go a long way in reducing chances of security breaches, cybersecurity is also more than just a suite of products. It requires cyber security specialists such as CMTG to undertake a comprehensive assessment and subsequently implement tailored security solutions,” Scott said.
“By engaging with CMTG to provide a cyber security review and proposal for IT systems, businesses across Australia can reduce chances of a security breach.”
Additionally, Scott said end-user security awareness training was a very important step.
“This involves running campaigns to test end-user’s awareness to identify attacks via e-mail, phone, SMS, social media and other devices so people aren’t left blindsided and can quickly detect malicious activity,” he said.
“It’s also valuable to learn about times of the year – like tax season – when cybercriminals are poised to attack due to the sharp increase of sensitive information being entered online by a large population so that businesses and individuals can prepare ahead and be vigilant.”
Cybersecurity is constantly evolving, and cybercriminals will be right behind these new trends. CMTG is excited to be on the forefront in combatting this issue, keeping cybersecurity as their ongoing mission to secure cyber systems as part of their service offering.