The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has recommended businesses Secure MS Macros, also known as Configuring Microsoft Office Macro Settings, to minimise the risk of cyber attacks. Hackers can use macro viruses, or malicious macros, to infiltrate a computer network and run malicious code (malware). Macros enter a network via Microsoft Office documents which have been downloaded online, attached to emails or via infected files transferred from one computer network to another.
Whilst programs have the option to disable all macros, Microsoft macros are designed to automate repetitive tasks in Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Excel and Word. This means many businesses rely on macros to operate efficiently on a daily basis.
Smart configuration of macros is therefore key to ensuring businesses minimise risk, whilst maximising productivity. Securing MS Macros is included in our Cyber Security Management System (CSMS).