Cybersecurity Series: What it means to be cyber ready

Cyber readiness encompasses a range of factors, including awareness of cyber threats, understanding of terminology, keeping up to date with technology and implementing mitigation strategies.


This webinar will provide an overview, with specific examples from and for the METS sector, and lay the groundwork for you to become cyber ready.

Topics include:

  • What is cybersecurity?
  • Overview of cybersecurity terminology
  • Overview of current threats
  • Introduction to mitigation strategies

Our Presenter: 

Collins Rex
VIC Export Hub Lead, Austmine

Collins is the VIC METS Export Hub Lead and owner of ideas generator and actuator, Rex Ideas. She combines her interest in technology with vast experience in international trade.  She has owned and operated highly successful communications and consultancy businesses on two continents, and in her professional capacity assists clients across a range of international training, marketing, product development and communications areas. Collins understands firsthand the value of well-applied technology in an increasingly connected world.  As a self-confessed “AI tragic” and agtech enthusiast, Collins is passionate about the intersection of technology, business and art, and believes technology and digitisation have an ever-increasing role to play in business growth.

Collins sits on the international advisory board of the Netherlands-based eCommerce Foundation, and on the World Customs Organisation’s Working Group on eCommerce.  She is the Chief Judge of the Australian Information Industry Association’s iAwards, an International Head judge at APICTA, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards, and a certified Cyber Readiness Coach.

Cybersecurity Readiness Series

Organisations of all sizes are facing unprecedented cybersecurity threats, with an astounding 300,000 (Web Arx Security) pieces of new malware created every day.  The approximately 64% of companies that experienced a cyber attack in 2021 alone, suffered compromised data, loss of income, business disruption and reputational damage.

For SMEs in the METS sector the threat is particularly marked since it fundamentally affects the way in which they can enter and remain a trusted part of global supply and value chains.
The threat can, however, be met head on with the right knowledge, preparation, and culture of awareness.

To give METS companies the tools and confidence to be cyber ready, we have designed a Cyber Readiness Series that is practical, relevant and immediately implementable.

These webinars are designed to be clear and accessible to all METS businesses, regardless of size, and technical ICT expertise.  They’re focussed on creating an awareness of key cybersecurity issues and fostering a culture of cyber readiness within each participating organisation, all while assisting participants with formulating practical policies and incident response plans.

The program will be presented by Australia’s first Cyber Readiness Institute certified Cyber Readiness Coach.


This webinar is free to attend. Login to the Austmine portal below to register. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Series Schedule

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5/07/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time