(Video) Why digital security is good business

Roger Smith, CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework | Speaker | Consultant | Trainer discusses –  Why digital security is good business

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Hello my name is Roger and today I’d like to talk to you about why digital security is good for business. Now preventing cyber crime at a business level is really critical to making sure that you are still doing business in three month’s time because you need to know that you are protecting all of those things that makes you a unique entity in the business world.

You can put five, I don’t know, plumbers, next to each other and every one of them will have a different way of doing business. You can put five financial advisors and every one of them will have different ideas, they will have different ways of doing things, they will have different ways of collecting data, so we have to look at cyber security as preventing cyber crime and that’s all it’s about.

We are making sure that we are protecting our intellectual property and our trade secrets. We are protecting our financial information. We are protecting our staff. We are protecting our clients. With all of those protective processes in place it then becomes good business sense because you can actually then utilize that as a unique selling proposition for your business.

One thing that they are also after is they’re after your systems. Not your systems of how you do business, but your technology systems. So they’re after your client based systems cause they can then compromise that and send that email to other people, or they’re after your website, or they’re after your [1:44 inaudible] or after your wireless access spot. And that is why digital security is really important to making sure your business is a viable business.

Thank you very much.

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Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.