Free ‘Cybersecurity for businesses’ workshop in Port Macquarie

28 JUNE 2019

Free ‘Cybersecurity for businesses’ workshop in Port Macquarie

Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie and the NSW Cyber Security Network are holding a free information session about cybersecurity for local businesses on Wednesday 3 July.

  • Cyber-attacks becoming more common and a major risks for businesses
  • Free cybersecurity workshop is relevant for local business owners and people wanting to protect their data at home

Tanveer ZiaCharles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in Port Macquarie and the NSW Cyber Security Network (NSWCSN) are holding a free information session about cybersecurity for local businesses on Wednesday 3 July.

Cybersecurity Lead and Associate Professor in Computing in the Charles Sturt School of Computing and Mathematics, Tanveer Zia (pictured), said, “Charles Sturt University is the first regional University to join the NSW Cyber Security Network, and aims to facilitate the growth of cyber-capability in regional NSW by collaborating with local industries and businesses.

“Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and pose one of the major risks that a business can face these days.

“With an increase in the number and frequency of attacks on small businesses, cyber-attacks are now a serious issue for businesses of all sizes and failure to report data breaches may result in serious consequences.

“This ‘Cybersecurity for businesses’ workshop is relevant for local business owners and people wanting to protect their data at home as well as their business information.

“I encourage business operators to attend the free session to learn more about cyber security, the threats facing small to medium enterprises, and how to protect your business,” Professor Zia said,

All local businesses that meet the following criteria are welcome:

  • An ABN evidencing their NSW location
  • Less than 200 employees
  • Turnover of less than AUD$30 million per annum

Participants must register for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-conversations-at-charles-sturt-university-tickets-63414989942

This information session is part of the NSW Cyber Security Network’s Cyber Vouchers Program.

The Cyber Vouchers program encourages eligible Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with NSWCSN partner universities. Eligible SMEs can also utilise this program to:

  • Authenticate or validate technical capabilities of a current infrastructure or technology
  • Access technical assistance
  • Fund design activities such as software development
  • Conduct an early phase research project in collaboration with a NSWCSN University member

The ‘Cybersecurity for businesses’ workshop is at 6pm Wednesday 3 July in room 2062-2063 at Charles Sturt University, 7 Major Innes Road, Port Macquarie. Light refreshments will be provided.

Media contact:

Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Associate Professor Tanveer Zia contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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