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Defending the

invisible Matt Reynolds interviews Cyber Security Expert Tom Crampton.

Australian Plumbing Industry magazine’s roving reporter Matt Reynolds recently sat down with digital and cyber security expert Tom Crampton, to talk about protecting both business and personal information online. For the past decade his company, Trusted Impact, has been helping both the Australian Government and some of Australia’s biggest and most well-known companies protect themselves and guard their most valuable digital information. As part of our health & wellbeing issue, we can all learn something from these tips on how to keep your cyber usage safe. MATT REYNOLDS Does the average

person, someone like me, a plumber, who’s just going about my own business day-to-day, really need to worry about cybercrime? TOM CRAMPTON There’s a broad range of skill and cyber risk. On one hand you have large scale crime,

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when nations try to steal each other’s information, or take control of things like the power grid. That level of hacking is very advanced, and most individuals like you and me, or even small businesses shouldn’t be too worried about it. What we are concerned about are the criminals of

much less skill who hack into personal computers, encrypt the data and will hold individuals to ransom. In the last few months alone there has been waves of this activity that has spread across the world via the internet, and they require payment for the unlocking your data to be paid by Bitcoin.

Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.

Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.