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It’s time to take your online security much more seriously

From cyber-terrorism to over-the-shoulder browsing, there are now more ways than ever that your organisation’s data can be harvested and compromised. Read on to find out how the experts are taking advantage of lax online security – and what you can do about it.

Cyber security should be your Number One priority.

As we become more and more dependent on technology, the risks associated with that technology become higher, and the potential for human error and deliberate acts of cyber violence increase. New opportunities are opening up for scammers, with mobile data, cloud computing and more being targeted regularly.

The stats make worrying reading

Statistics show that small businesses are at more risk of being hacked than ever before.

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) advises that at least 20% of small businesses in Australia have been affected by cybercrime – in the past year!

The Cyber Security Review, led by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, found that cybercrime is costing the Australian economy up to $1 billion annually in direct costs alone.

Hacking is a huge, global business.

It is not just disgruntled ex-staff and criminal opportunists who are targeting businesses with malicious programs and code. Cybercrime rings are operating all over the world, often at the behest of business conglomerates and even governments. And no one’s data is off limits.

Casual data theft is alarmingly easy.

How often do you get up to make a coffee or chat with a colleague and leave your desktop open? Or go through some spread sheets on the train home? Who else is browsing your data – either physically looking at it over your shoulder, or hacking into your unguarded laptop? They might not be targeting you specifically, but any data’s good data – so don’t let them have yours.

ThinkShield by Lenovo can save you stress, time and money.

ThinkShield is Lenovo’s portfolio of secure hardware, software and services. It offers comprehensive and customisable end-to-end protection that secures your business, without slowing down your people.

Fingerprint ID, webcam shutters and a whole raft of innovative features give you the peace of mind of knowing that, wherever they’re working, your people and valuable data are in the safest hands.

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