Protect your business from digital danger with free NSW Cyber Health Clinic Program

Registrations are now open for free cyber health checks that identify security vulnerabilities for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in NSW.


In a bid to fortify the cyber defenses of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the NSW Government NSW Cyber Hub has forged a collaborative partnership with GuardWare Australia.

The Cyber Health Check-up program recognises the growing vulnerabilities that SMEs face in the cyber realm, and aims to empower businesses in facing the escalating cyber threats that loom over the digital landscape.

Cyber breaches continue to pose significant risks, not only in terms of financial implications but also in jeopardizing the reputation and confidentiality of sensitive information.

According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre's findings for the 2021-22 financial year, SMEs experienced an average loss of $39,000 per cyber security incident. Such statistics underscore the pressing need for robust cyber defense mechanisms.

Under this program, selected university students will be instructed to conduct thorough cyber security checks under professional supervision. Beyond benefiting SMEs, this initiative serves as a valuable platform for budding cyber professionals to gain real-world industry exposure, fostering their growth and development in the field.

To be eligible for participation, businesses must meet specific criteria, including being headquartered in NSW and holding a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) registered for the state. The SMEs targeted by the program are those employing between 3 and 199 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.

The program entails a straightforward process for SMEs interested in fortifying their cyber security position. It begins with a brief 10-minute survey, followed by a comprehensive one-hour consultation, providing tailored advice and strategies to uplift the cyber security infrastructure.

Find out how to protect your business from rising cyber crime with a free Cyber Health Check-up here.

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