• By Neil Pollock, COO and Head of International

Holistic approach needed to tackle ransomware

Last year's 2020 Cyber Security Strategy from the Federal Government and this push from Labor for a national ransomware strategy are steps in the right direction to help local SMEs be prepared for the inevitability of cyber attacks.

However, the government needs to ensure a holistic approach is taken to tackling this constantly evolving and growing national issue.

As well as investing in the resources and processes to deter bad actors from targeting Australian businesses, there also needs to be an urgency among local businesses to educate themselves on cyber-safe behaviours, leverage local and effective technology solutions to protect them while they're running their business, and collaborate with relevant organisations to maintain cyber safety and awareness.