Date posted: 8 July 2019

Gallagher News and Insights – Arthur J. Gallagher

 

Australia’s Federal Parliament, Toyota Australia, Melbourne’s Catholic Archdiocese and cardiology unit Melbourne Heart Group have all been in the news as recent victims of cyber attacks. Who’s next? It might well be you or your business. According to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report these industries top the list of targets globally-

  • accommodation
  • education
  • finance
  • healthcare
  • information
  • manufacturing
  • professional services
  • public
  • retail

But that doesn’t mean that other sectors are safe. Connectedness between organisations means owners of businesses of all types and sizes need to be concerned about the security of their own operations and those of their suppliers, customers, peers and competitors.

“Cyber risk is now so present in almost all aspects of business operations that it is impossible to protect against completely, but exposures can be mitigated,” says Robyn Adcock, Cyber Technology Practice Leader at Gallagher. “Business operators need to change their mindsets to adjust to this new reality.”

Why every business is a potential target?

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