Scary Cyber Security Stats in 2023: Why Australia Must Act Now

In the shadow of the iconic Sydney Opera House, a different kind of performance unfolds in the cyber realm—a spectacle of digital threats that knows no bounds. The year 2023 has unfurled a tapestry of cyber security statistics that are as daunting as they are real, with implications that resonate from the bustling streets of Melbourne to the sun-kissed shores of Brisbane.

The Chilling Reality

With over three-quarters of Australian organisations without an incident response plan, the cyber readiness of the land down under is under scrutiny. As the digital landscape accelerates, so too does the sophistication of cyber threats, casting a long shadow over the sunburnt country’s cyber defences. It’s a harrowing thought that every 11 seconds, a business succumbs to a ransomware siege, echoing through the boardrooms with a chilling regularity.

The Password Pandemic

Aussies pride themselves on their ‘she’ll be right’ attitude, but when it comes to cyber security, complacency is costly. The fact that a vast majority of data breaches stem from poor password protocols is a rallying cry for change. It’s a sobering reminder that in the virtual outback of the internet, there are predators lurking, ready to pounce on any sign of weakness.

The Fight for Consumer Control

Aussie consumers are caught in a cyber quandary, yearning to protect their privacy but feeling lost at sea about how to navigate the digital dangers. It’s a gap that Surety IT addresses with honest advice and award-winning service, empowering individuals and businesses alike to take the helm of their digital destiny.

The Economic Undercurrent

The impact of cybercrime hits wallets hard, with the average cost of cybercrime to organisations causing a dent as deep as $13 million. These figures aren’t merely abstract; they reflect layoffs, lost business, and the tangible tremors that shake the foundation of our economy.

Mobile Menace and IoT Insecurity

As we cling to our smartphones and smart devices, the threat follows, with a surge in mobile fraud and IoT attacks painting a dire picture of our digital hygiene. It underscores the need for vigilance as we connect and control our lives through a screen.


These stats serve as a clarion call to Australians everywhere. It’s time to rally, to educate, and to empower with the guidance and expertise of proven defenders like Surety IT. With offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Surety IT is poised to partner with you, to fortify your defences, and to ensure that your digital journey is safeguarded against the unseen threats of the cyber wilds.

Surety IT stands as a beacon of resilience in these trying times. Born in Brisbane and serving the nation, Surety IT’s mission aligns with the urgency these statistics demand. With a suite of tailored cyber security strategies, Surety IT extends a lifeline to Australian businesses, offering a partnership that transcends transactional support.

From agriculture to accounting, healthcare to retail, every sector faces the digital tempest. But with Surety IT’s bespoke solutions, best practice approach, and commitment to customer service, Australians can navigate these treacherous waters with confidence.

Surety IT is not just about IT support; it’s about creating a cyber-resilient Australia. By understanding your unique business challenges and delivering quality IT solutions, Surety IT ensures that your organisation isn’t just another statistic but a testament to proactive protection and peace of mind in the face of cyber adversity.

As we look to the horizon, let us embrace the digital dawn with the assurance that comes from a secure, savvy, and supported cyber infrastructure. Let Surety IT be your guide in this journey, transforming your vulnerabilities into strengths and your concerns into confidence.

Don’t let your business be paralysed by fear or undone by inertia. Contact Surety IT today, and take the first step towards a more secure tomorrow. Because when it comes to cyber security, it’s not just about surviving—it’s about thriving in the digital age.


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Margherita TemuMargherita Temu
04:37 23 Mar 22
SuretyIT have been a pleasure to work with, their proffessionalism and care is unmatched, from the techs (Richard, Ron, Clif, and now Stephen) to the Managers (Tim, Ash and Caroline).They have guided us on our Cyber Security journey to ensure our firm is secure and can operate safely. Also conducting free Syber Security training for all Staff.They have also been instrumental in upgrading our servers and systems.Grateful to the SuretyIT team for their ongoing support.
Amanda McCoskerAmanda McCosker
01:18 17 Mar 22
We have been with Surety IT for 7+ years. They continue to offer excellent IT support. They are quick to respond, always follow through and are very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend Surety IT.
Greg CattonGreg Catton
03:45 03 Mar 22
We have dealt with Surety now for four years for all our business IT, Networking, Helpdesk and Cloud based storage requirements. Any emergency needs are always met with great speed and exceptional service delivery. This is not your normal IT company. all of their staff have an intimate knowledge of my business and staff and have great communication skills to deliver any messages. Highly Recommend Surety to any SME for all your IT support needs.
Cliff AndersenCliff Andersen
06:14 24 Mar 17
I have been dealing with Surety now for 8 months. Their team has been very helpful and knowledgeable in finding the right solution to my needs. Further to this their response time to help-desk calls is quick and outcomes are reached in timely manner. Definitely recommend their services to others.
Noeleen StewartNoeleen Stewart
03:45 14 Mar 17
Surety IT provided an excellent service to my business. I couldn't do without them. Their customer service is extremely good and as a business owner I know they are always giving me honest, best practice advice. I highly recommend them
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Ash Klemm

Ash Klemm

Ash has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.His journey from a casual salesperson at Chandlers to State Manager at a national IT distribution company, while battling health issues, including a double lung transplant in 2015, gave him the experience, know-how, tenacity, and marketing insight, to find solutions and help businesses grow.After spending several years in the ivory tower of state management, Ash missed the genuine connection of face to face meetings and helping make a difference to businesses in need.His authentic, conversational, and easy-going nature helps our customers feel at ease and shows them we are a brand to trust. Ash spends his days advocating for our customers to ensure they receive the best possible service in a timely fashion. Ash is also the in house chair builder.His curiosity and natural problem-solving ability make him the perfect first call for all our new customers to help determine what is wrong, how Surety IT can help and what the best solutions are moving forward.
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