In today's digital age, Social Sector organisations have become increasingly reliant on technology and data as enablers to carry out their mission. However, this reliance also makes organisations increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. In 2022 alone, there were 76,000 cybercrime reports in Australia— a 38% increase from the year before (ACSC, 2022 and Check Point Research, 2023).
Our Deloitte Social Impact Team recently partnered with our Cyber Risk Team, led by Gautam Kapoor, to host an Executive Roundtable on Cyber Security | The 7 Habits of Cyber Aware Executives.
In this blog we reflect on the key learnings from this thought-provoking session with Board Directors and Executives from across Australia’s Social Sector, focusing on how Social Sector Leaders can evolve their cyber awareness through three key principles: (1) Build Capabilities, (2) Never Trust, Always Verify and (3) Report & Measure.
Cyber security is an essential component of any organisation's operations. With the increasing likelihood of cyber criminals targeting Social Sector organisations, it is crucial that Board Directors and Executives of Social Sector organisations adopt a cyber aware mindset to take the necessary measures and make the required investments to maintain the trust of stakeholders and protect the reputation of their organisations, and the sector.
Deloitte Social Impact Consulting
Deloitte Australia’s Social Impact Consulting Practice supports Social Sector organisations, government agencies and businesses to deliver greater social impact aligned to their vision and mission. Our team is passionate about bringing the latest trends in strategy, technology and innovation from adjacent industries and global players to support Social Sector organisations to be ‘future fit’ in an increasingly complex, disrupted and competitive market.
Should you require any support, please feel free to reach out to either Tharani Jegatheeswaran (Partner – Social Impact Consulting) or Vivian Stephens (Director – Social Impact Consulting).
Deloitte Cyber Risk Services
In an increasingly digital world, cyber brings new opportunities and threats. Our Deloitte Cyber Risk Services help clients address those threats to build smarter, faster, more connected futures. Using human insight, technological innovation, and comprehensive solutions, we manage cyber everywhere so society—and your organisation—can go anywhere.
Should you require any support, please feel free to reach out to either Gautam Kapoor (Partner – Cyber Risk Services) or Ian Blatchford (Partner – Cyber Risk Services).