SLSNSW Cyber Solutions
for Clubs and Branches

Cyber crime is one of the biggest risks to organisations.
How vulnerable is your club?
A number of SLSNSW clubs have recently fallen victim to cyber crime, in some cases losing tens of thousands of dollars. These increasing attacks represent a real threat to a club’s financial position and their members’ data.

In response to this risk, SLSNSW is launching an initiative to help NSW surf clubs to reduce the risk of a security incident. This will include providing access to some critical online security tools which is fully funded by SLSNSW for the first year.

Security Tools
- Online Cyber Awareness Training for club administrative staff and volunteers
- Online Cyber Assessment Tool to identify areas for improvement at your club
- Automated Vulnerability Scanning to identify weaknesses in your club’s website
- Security Policy Documents tailored for SLSNSW clubs to establish cyber policies and procedures

We’re working with the cyber security experts at Apollo Secure to deliver this via an automated platform that makes this initiative low touch for your club.

Key Benefits
- Reduce your club’s cyber risk
- No cost to your club for one year*
- Minimal effort for clubs
- Can help reduce insurance premiums

Please register before 30th June 2023 to take advantage of the offer.

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"Ineffective cybersecurity controls pose a significant risk to Surf Clubs and, in several recent cases, has resulted in Clubs losing money. In partnership with Apollo Secure, Surf Life Saving NSW is offering Clubs and Branches a chance to evaluate their cybersecurity readiness and suggest practical measures to enhance the protection of IT assets. I strongly recommend that all Surf Life Saving NSW Clubs and Branches take advantage of this opportunity which Surf Life Saving NSW is offering you for free for the first 12 months."

- Matthew Ingersole, Chief Information Officer
Apollo Secure
Apollo Secure is a Sydney-based cyber security company that specialises in creating practical and affordable cyber solutions for small businesses. We’ve put together a special offer for the SLS NSW clubs to improve their security maturity with minimal effort.

If you have any questions or need further information, please check out the below Frequently Asked Questions or fill out the enquiry form and one of the team at Apollo Secure will respond.

* If you decide to continue with the service after year 1, the year 2 cost would be $600 per year or $60 per month.
of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses.1
of small businesses are prepared to defend themselves.1
of small businesses that suffer a cyberattack go out of business within 6 months.2
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:   How much does it cost?
A:    There is no cost to the clubs. SLSNSW is covering the cost of the first year’s fee and then, if you’re happy with the service, you can choose to continue with it for $600 per year or $60 per month in the second year. There is no credit card required and no obligation to continue with the service.

Q:   What do I need to do as a club to implement all of these things?
A:    Apollo is an automated platform so most of the hard work is automated for you. There will be a small amount of coordination like assigning the online training to your staff and relevant volunteers and filling out a questionnaire for the cyber assessment.

Q:   What's included in the training?
A:    A series of short video training modules are available that cover basic to intermediate security topics to educate staff and selected volunteers and reduce the chance of them causing a security incident such as clicking on a malicious link or using a weak password. The training is all managed online and emailed out to selected people to complete.

Q:   How does the Cyber Assessment Tool work?
A:    You will answer a set of 10 straightforward questions about your current security measures and the system will automatically produce a report outlining areas for improvement so you can plan and prioritise activities accordingly.

Q:   What does the Vulnerability Scanning do?
A:    The Vulnerability Scanner is an online tool that will scan your website to identify weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers trying to break into your system. Hackers use similar tools to identify ways in which they can get in and steal confidential data, so this provides you with a pre-emptive check to allow you to fill the gaps before anyone gets in.

Q:   What kind of policies will be provided?
A:    A set of easy-to-follow security policies will be provided that define a baseline of how the club manages security issues as well as establishing standards on topics like password management and acceptable use of IT systems.

Q:   What happens if I don’t renew after 12 months?
A:    There is no obligation to renew after 12 months. If you choose not to renew, you can download the policies, the assessment report and the vulnerability report to use in future before your account is closed.

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Establish Trust with your members and volunteers

The cost of prevention is far less than the cost of recovery from a cyberattack, so it’s essential that clubs take the necessary steps to protect themselves.

Accenture, The state of cybersecurity resilience, 2021
2 Securities & Exchange Commission, The Need for Greater Focus onthe Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Small and Midsize Businesses, 2015