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Community urged to boost online safety, one step at a time in Stay Smart Online Week

CCI is encouraging clients to make internet safety a top priority, partnering with Stay Smart Online to promote Stay Smart Online Week – a national awareness initiative dedicated to boosting Australia's cyber resilience. ​

The theme for the tenth annual Stay Smart Online Week – taking place from 9-13 October – is 'simple steps to online safety,' with Australians urged to learn more about the practical and easy steps they can take to stay safe online.

CCI supports this initiative and has developed a range of resources to help clients manage cyber risks within their organisation. We know cybercrime is on the rise – and is estimated to cost Australians more than $1 billion per year, with around 43 per cent of cyber-attacks targeting small businesses.

With almost nine in ten Australians now accessing the internet daily Graham Porter, Senior Risk Consultant said learning to be safe online is relevant to every aspect of our lives, whether at home, in the workplace, or at school.

"With the cyber landscape changing so rapidly it can be daunting keeping up with each new threat and its management. So, for our clients' peace of mind, we've enhanced the protections of our Cyber Insurance policy, and included a free service they can access in the event of a cyber-attack." Graham said. 

"We've partnered with DXC, a leading IT service company, to guide clients through an attack. Everyone with our Cyber Insurance policy now has access to 24/7 technical support and an end-to-end claims management service provided by DXC's cyber security experts. When clients call the helpline during an attack, they can be confident they're taking the right steps to protect their community, and reduce their risk of loss and claims."

CCI is always looking for opportunities to educate clients about cyber risk.  According to Graham "We're proud to be doing our bit to build greater awareness about the importance of online safety both within our organisation, and in the community.  By supporting initiatives like this, we hope clients will understand the importance of online safety, and reach out for assistance in times of need."

Stay Smart Online Week is part of the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online program, designed to help everyday Australians and small to medium businesses understand the risks that come with using the internet, and the preventative measures they can take to protect personal information and assets from online scammers.

The initiative is supported by more than 1,400 business and community partners across Australia, including CCI. For more information about Stay Smart Online Week 2017, visit www.staysmartonline.gov.au.


CCI's risksupport website is also a great source of information for managing cyber risks. You can also call our risksupport Helpdesk on 1300 660 827.

If you would like more information about CCI's new Cyber insurance policy, please contact your Client Relationship Executive or call 1800 011 028.

 

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