[LINK] itN: $10m available for small bus cyber security testing

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Dec 5 07:54:07 AEDT 2018

On 3/12/18 2:28 pm, Roger Clarke wrote:

> ... Govt tries to plug small business systems security holes ...

It would not hurt to have someone sit down with the small business 
person and suggest simple measures to improve their computer security, 
such as "change your passwords, update from Windows 98, renew your 
anti-virus software subscription, and do backups".

> The grant will provide up to $2100 for small businesses ...

What will the small business people get for $2100? Will they fill in an 
on-line self assessment, and give permission for some automated tester 
probe their system? Will anyone actually *talk* to them?

ps: I am a member of the Professional Education Governance Committee of 
the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The ACS accredits Cyber Security 
courses https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/cybersecurity-courses.html 
and certifies Cyber Security professionals 
Also the ANU offers a Master of Cyber Security 

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