• 2020 Cyber Security Survey

2020 BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security Survey

22 September 2020

Leon Fouche , National Leader, Cyber Security |

Data breaches and cyber attacks have become a common topic in the mainstream media, with incidents having a significant impact on organisations. This often leads to costly lessons, with the estimated global damages from cyber fraud and data breaches exceeding USD$4 trillion1.

Since starting our survey in 2016, we found Australian and New Zealand organisations have underestimated their preparedness to deal with the evolving cyber threat risk landscape. As more people start to work, learn, teach and consult from home, the transition from office-based or school-based network access to remote/home access has added additional operational and cyber security challenges.
Understanding your organisation’s cyber threat risk posture is an essential first step in reducing the risk likelihood and impact of a cyber incident. Identifying your risk must come from the top – cyber security should be at the forefront of strategic planning to ensure your organisation is adequately protected.

Central to understanding your organisation’s cyber risk is assessing its cyber maturity. Knowing how your organisation’s approach compares to peers, and evaluating its strengths against cyber attack types and incident sources is vital to identify potential cyber security gaps.

Get on the front foot

The fifth annual BDO and AusCERT Cyber Security survey is now open. This annual survey of key decision-makers across Australia and New Zealand, identifies the current cyber security trends, issues and threats facing organisations.

Participating gives you direct access to our survey report, allowing you to:

  • Compare your organisation’s cyber maturity against peers
  • Benchmark your organisation’s current cyber security efforts with trends in your industry
  • Determine ways to improve your organisation’s cyber security culture, planning and response measures.


Do not miss your chance to gain insight into the maturity of your organisation’s cyber security approach.

The anonymous survey closes shortly and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.


For more information about this survey, please contact our Cyber Security team.

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