Cyber Security Training Program

Meet High Standards For Cyber Security Compliance in Australia

Australian Cyber Security regulations are tough. Give your team the confidence to stay compliant and reduce risks.


What is Cyber Security Compliance?

In today's digital age, we deal with a vast array of cyber threats. Cyber Security Compliance means businesses meet a minimum set of regulated guidelines that help safeguard their data against these threats.

Set by industry regulators following the Australian Government's advice, there are a number of security standards businesses should follow. It can be incredibly difficult to determine which frameworks apply to your business, which can then cause stress for your team.

Get the most up-to-date view of Australian cyber security compliance standards for your business with our comprehensive, engaging online module.

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Build Your Cyber Security Framework

Any business with a website or digital assets is at risk of being targeted by cyber threats.

This increasing exposure to cybercrime means Australian businesses need to put in place security controls to protect themselves – and it’s imperative these are in line with Australia’s high cyber security standards.

Cyber incidents aren't just an IT problem - they’re a broader business culture issue. A majority of cyber attacks happen as a result of vulnerabilities caused by human error, and how your employees view and understand cyber security best practices is essential in your protection.

So, how can you boost your cyber resilience with a compliant information security policy?

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Designed to prevent data breaches and protect sensitive information, especially the personal information of customers and employees, the formal GDPR policy is part of the EU guidelines on security standards. Use it to inform your own protective security framework.

Our module details the CIS controls in the GDPR, how employees can take steps towards protecting sensitive information, and how it aligns with Australian Government entities' requirements.

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Privacy & Security Posture

Cyber security framework should always cover data protection that relates to collecting and using personal information. This is especially important in collecting financial information, where you will need to meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

We'll take your employees through the cyber security compliance standards for data collection online, how to manage customers' financial information, how to put systems in place to meet certain PCI DSS standards, and more.

Preventing data breaches in the business

Data Breach Notifications and Mitigation Strategy

Data breaches happen to major organisations and, as the digital world evolves, threat actors are more likely to find a way through your IT systems. Even robust security controls can fall prey to clever hacks. Compliance in cyber security helps mitigate cyber risks, and plans to manage the fallout of a breach.

A strong mitigation strategy saves organisations significant costs and time in interrupted business operations. Our module shows employees how to plan for cybersecurity incidents, recognise threat actors, put in CIS controls to notify damage to critical infrastructure assets, conductregular risk assessments, and more.

Find the perfect plan. Secure your business.

Get your team ready for evolving cyber threats with fast, effective, scalable security training.

Why CyberSafe International?

It’s hard to keep up with cyber security standards that are always changing alongside increasing cyber threats. Multiple federal government agencies are responsible for cyber security advice, and it can be difficult to understand what their security posture is. Our job is to stay on top of threats of national significance and stay up to date on evolving cyber security frameworks so you don't have to.

We take all of that expertise, and our years in the industry helping safeguard Australian businesses' data, and teach your team the best practices in managing and preparing for cyber incidents. They can then take that learning and create a detailed cyber security framework for your business that acts as an information security manual in the event of cybercrime.

From as little as USD$2 per employee, access our module on Cyber Security Compliance and so much more, for total peace of mind around your sensitive information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many Australian government entities responsible for different aspects of our nation's security posture. One of the key government agencies is the Australian Cyber Security Centre - they're responsible for producing the Information Security Manual, serving as a guide for Australian businesses to shape their own cyber security framework, with robust CIS controls designed to protect sensitive information and a strong risk assessment and mitigation strategy.

There are a number of key policy infrastructures relating to cyber security. One such policy is the Australian Privacy Act 1988, which is quite similar to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which outlines how Australian businesses can collect, manage, deal with, use, disclose and otherwise engage with personal information (such as of customers or employees).

Another example is the Australian Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 that outlines how relevant businesses must operate and manage critical infrastructures in a way that protects the nation from foreign cyber attacks.

Finally, while not exactly a law, there is also the strongly-recommended Essential Eight, designed by the Australian Signals Directorate, which offers eight mitigation strategies that should definitely inform organisations' plan for managing cyber risks.

Cyber Security refers to the CIS controls your business puts in place to protect sensitive information and mitigate cyber incidents. This involves anything within your organisation's tailored framework of security controls, how you prevent unauthorised access, etc. This does not mean you are automatically compliant with national Australian security standards. Compliance requires you to have knowledge of guidelines with national significance, and take reasonable steps to adhere to these, preparing for cases in which you may also be audited in line with these frameworks. It is a good idea to conduct regular risk assessments and privacy impact assessments to measure your compliance levels.

Cyber security standards are set by government agencies with the intent to help protect Australian businesses and Australian security. These are generally quite strict, and failing to meet these standards can result in severe penalties, especially if your business stores highly sensitive information (such as in the financial and medical industries). If a compliance audit finds that multiple regulatory responsibilities were not met, your business may face a number of penalties simultaneously. The fallout of non-compliance can be damaging to certain businesses, and incredibly hard to recover from.

Beyond that, it also puts your organisation at greater risk of cyber threats. Embracing the high standard set forward by Australian Government entities is the best way to fully protect your business from cybercrime.

This is a routine review of any weak points in your information systems and cyber security protocols to identify opportunities for hackers to get through. Once you've done a detailed risk assessment, you can then put a plan in place to "patch up the holes" and create a more firm security framework for the future.

Keep in mind that vulnerabilities aren't necessarily always issues with the IT systems - cyber attacks can come down to employee preparedness and security awareness, which is why some organisations further invest in simulated threats, like phishing simulations, to test and train their people.