Free workshops to protect businesses against cybercrime

25 November 2019

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Central West businesses are invited to learn how to protect themselves against cyber attacks at free expert events being conducted by Charles Sturt University with the support of the NSW Government.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the 'Cyber Security for SMEs' event will be held in Dubbo on 14 November. Similar events will also be held in Orange on 14 November and Bathurst on 15 November.

“The growth of digital technology in business has contributed to a growing risk of cyber security events or cybercrime,” Mr Grant said.

“Recent research by the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner showed that about one in three small to medium-sized businesses in NSW have been victims of cybercrime.

“I encourage business owners to take advantage of these free workshops to learn how to better protect their businesses from online crime.”

Professor Mark Morrison from CSU’s CenWest Innovate said the Cyber Security for SMEs events will coach businesses on cyber security threats and mitigation.

“The workshops will offer expert advice from panelists including William Ulyate from Content Security, Cyber Security Advisors, and Dr Peter White who is Manager Research and Development at the Department of Finance Services and Innovation Spatial Services and an Adjunct Lecturer at CSU,” Professor Morrison said.

“The panelists will coach businesses on cyber threats and issues, how to conduct risk assessments, how to mitigate cyber security issues, and how to apply the Australian Security Directorate’s Essential 8 guidelines.

“Through its partnership with the NSW Governnment via the Boosting Business Innovation Program, CSU has established CenWest Innovate in Bathurst, an AgriTech Incubator Hub in Wagga Wagga, and the Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship ‘Pop-up’ Innovation Hub to help businesses.”


  • Dubbo - Tuesday 14 November, 7-10am, Charles Sturt University's Dubbo Campus
  • Orange - Tuesday 14 November, 5.30-8.30pm, Hotel Canobolas
  • Bathurst - Wednesday 15 November, 5.30-8.30pm, City Hall, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.