Cyber security self-assessment

With cyber threats making international news continually, we've all grown a bit weary and a bit tired of the topic but it doesn't mean that the threat is going away, if anything it is getting worse.

There's alot of scaremongering in the media but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of practical tips that individuals and businesses can use and implement.  

So I thought it was about time that something was developed that could help your business identify what level your cyber security protection is at.  Something that you can do yourself and get your IT person to assist with.

We're not trying to push a particular product or solution, from our point of view it's all about providing useful information to you to help you protect yourself and your customers.

We have developed a cyber security self-assessment that can be downloaded from this web page, reviewed and completed.  It covers different areas of the cyber security landscape that every business should have including -

  • Management and strategy
  • Network security
  • Access controls
  • Protection
  • Staff awareness and training

The objective behind the self-assessment is to get you thinking about where the risks are within your own business and what you are doing for protection.  The answer to all questions in the self-assessment should be 'yes' and if you are getting some-one to do the self-assessment for you and answers are not all 'yes' then there should be a justification as to why not.

The cyber security self-assessment can be downloaded from the link below -

cyber-security-self-assessment.pdf (419.9 KB)

If you need any assistance with completing the self-assessment or if there have been issues raised out of the self-assessment please call us on 1300 478 738 or email us at

About the Author

Geoff Stewart is a highly experienced and skilled Technology Director at Surety IT. His knowledge is based on years of industry experience having created customised, stable, well performing systems both for multi-national companies in the UK and Australia and Surety IT customers.

Surety IT can help you create the right system to enhance your business, ensuring you know how it is right for you and how to use it. We will tailor a solution to suit your needs with leading systems, local support and more, building your vision for a more flexible and capable business.

Call us today on 1300 478 738 or email to discuss your requirements.