What is and Why is Cybersecurity Important?

What is and Why is Cybersecurity Important?

19 Oct 2022 | 5 min read

Cybersecurity has lately been a hot topic in the public. This is due to the rising amount of cyberattacks such as data breaches, theft, and leaks happening around, with the latest being Optus’ data breach. Although it is a major issue, many are still lacking in knowledge on this topic and have not realised its importance. So, we are here to break it down for you.

What is Cybersecurity?

The CISA refers to it as :

“the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorised access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information” [1].

Thus, any effort, technology, or process that is undertaken to protect computer systems, networks, devices, programs, and data safe from unauthorised use is known as cybersecurity. 

Why is it important?

Cyber attacks and breaches have been increasing and very concerning for businesses and individuals. There are many risks such as the whole system being erased, confidential information like credit card numbers stolen for unauthorised purchases, and many others. 

Do you know?

• In 2021, there are over 67,500 cybercrimes in Australia

• There is one cybercrime reported every 8 seconds in Australia 

• This is an increase of nearly 13% from the previous year.

*Data were taken from The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ASSC) Annual Cyber Threat Report

Cybercrimes can affect everyone. Not only it is threatening to large corporations, but also to small businesses, and individuals that will be causing damage to each or even their relationships. 


Leading Cyber Security Companies


Due to its significance, many have been using the help of cyber security companies that offer extra protection for their systems. Here are some of Australia’s leading companies. 

  1. Microsoft

    Microsoft is one of the world’s biggest corporations. Not only did they excel in computer programs/software, but they also offer a range of threat protection services from security, identity, and cybersecurity. 
  2. IBM

    IBM is another international leading company in the technology sector. With a broad range of portfolio services, they deliver assessments and security strategies to many large enterprises in the world.
  3. PwC

    PwC is an established professional service firm in the world. Showing consistent performance across all areas, PwC also proves itself in cybersecurity. It features diverse technical skills used to provide complete solutions for cyber security and digital challenges. 

Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a higher priority and so is the number of companies offering these services. However, these two sides often struggle to connect and work together. 

At Mo Works, we aim to help cybersecurity companies deliver their message effectively to their target audience.


About Mo Works


Mo Works is an app development agency for cybersecurity companies based in Melbourne and Adelaide. We deliver digital products for cybersecurity that transform your business and create a powerful impact on data management and digital identity. 

We know that data management and privacy are hard to maintain. So, Mo Works comes with a solution to combat emerging data and digital identity threats. With extensive experience in the field, our cybersecurity app developers and team provide tailored digital solutions for your company. Our work involves digital marketing, mobile app development, social media, content marketing, UI/UX design, marketing strategy, digital assets, and brand strategy for cybersecurity brands. 


One of our previous works in CyberSecurity:




With the pressing issue of data and privacy, PwC came to us to make their futuristic idea come true. We created a comprehensive UI/UX design that simplifies complex personal data management with an interactive storytelling journey. The app helps and encourages users to reclaim their personal information. This project successfully brought home the prestigious Good Design Awards in Digital Design, Design Excellence.

Are you ready to achieve something secure and great? 
Let’s work together!



[1] Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. (2009). What is Cybersecurity?. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency