Digital Security Concept

Why IT Security Should Be Your Top Priority

As the variety and number of connected devices grow, so does the chance of having it compromised by hackers or malware. 2017 saw major ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya affect businesses and individuals alike. These attacks revealed that malware and ransomware are becoming highly sophisticated in nature and vicious in their approach.

Consequently, IT security is no longer optional for businesses, with 18 million new malware samples captured in Q3 of 2017 alone; without the right IT support and security platforms in place, your business is prone to these sorts of attacks. A serious data breach or infection means downtime for your business, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a cybercrime attack can cost anywhere up to approximately $300,000, 50% of that cost is on detection and recovery.

Notifiable Data Breach Scheme

The Notifiable Data Breach Scheme is an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that came into effect on February 22nd 2018, it regulates how businesses handle personal and sensitive information and introduces mandatory reporting of serious data breaches to the Office of the Australia Information Commissioner (OAIC). For more information read here:


What can Milnsbridge do for YOUR business?

Recognising the necessity for IT security, Milnsbridge embarked on a security audit in late 2016 which laid the foundation for the Milnsbridge Secure Operating Environment (MSOE)

Since the MSOE rolled out across all Milnsbridge Managed IT Services’ clients there have been zero infections of crypto related attacks recorded.

Similarly, Milnsbridge offers its clients a security suite which includes anti-virus and malware protection, spam filtering, and vulnerability assessment scanning.


Safeguard your business TODAY call Milnsbridge on 1300 300 293.

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