Cyber security survey for small business

The survey is an opportunity to share the cyber security challenges small businesses face

Cyber security survey

What is the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Small Business Survey about?

The ACSC Small Business Survey will help the ACSC understand attitudes and approaches to cyber security among Australia’s small business owners and operators.

What products do you use in your business? What does ‘cyber security’ mean to you? How would you respond to a cyber security incident affecting your business?

The answers to these questions will help the ACSC identify what issues are most important to small business owners when it comes to ‘cyber security’, and help us further develop and refine our information and advice for small businesses.

Who should complete the ACSC Small Business Survey?

The survey has been developed to capture the views of small business owners and operators who employ up to, but not exceeding 20 staff. Business principals, sole traders and business employees can also take part in the survey.

What if I’ve never experienced a cyber security incident personally or in a small business?

You don’t need to have experienced a cyber security issue to take part in the survey. We are keen to gain insights into cyber security more broadly, to understand the issues that small business owners are facing on a daily basis.

Do I need any technical knowledge to complete the ACSC Small Business Survey?

The survey is not technical and participants do not need any specific IT knowledge. The ACSC are interested in attitudes and approaches to cyber security in general.

Where can I get the ACSC Small Business Survey?

The survey is available at https://www.cyber.gov.au/news/small-business-survey

The greater the number of small businesses reached, the more comprehensive picture ACSC have of cyber security awareness and needs, for one of the most vital sectors of our economy and a very important part of our community.