Cyber Security

7 BASIC TIPS FOR CYBER SECURITY

1

HAVE A CYBER SECURITY CULTURE

Human error is by far the largest cause of cyber-security breaches. Develop awareness and follow best practice – see Australian Government’s Cyber Security Centre.
 

2

INSTALL AND UPDATE ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE

Most devices come with anti-virus software. No matter what security solution you're using make sure it is turned on and the auto-update feature is on.
 

3

BEWARE DODGY EMAIL

If it looks dodgy, delete it. If don’t know the sender or it’s an email you weren’t expecting, do not click on links or attachments.
 

4

USE SAFE PA$$WORDS

Use at least eight characters using a mix of upper/lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Change passwords regularly.
 

5

PROTECT YOUR DEVICES

Always use identity settings (eg passwords, biometric identification) and use security settings (eg auto-lock) on your computer and mobile devices.
 

6

BACK-UP YOUR FILES

Unless you've got an awesome IT department, use cloud services to store your files because they’ll back them up better than you’ll ever do.
 

7

SET CYBER POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Develop a cyber-security policy and set of procedures and keep it up-to-date. Make sure your staff understand what it all means.