Brandon discusses his company, which provides cybersecurity services to small businesses. He explains that Cyber Guys conducts audits based on the Australian government’s essential security criteria and focuses on improving cyber awareness and testing the resilience of small businesses against scams and threats. They also work with business owners to secure their data and prevent notifiable data breaches.
Brandon highlights the common pitfalls he observes in small businesses, including a lack of employee awareness and investment in security infrastructure such as email and communication systems. He emphasizes the importance of backup and data retention to ensure information is safe and recoverable. The conversation touches on the risks of using personal accounts on work computers, the cost of cyber attacks for small businesses, and the dangers of paying ransomware.
The interview concludes with Brandon providing tips for small business owners to improve their cybersecurity hygiene, such as following the Australian government’s essential security framework. The conversation also discusses the role of employees in protecting businesses and the need to stop cooperating with cybercrime to combat ransomware and other threats.