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-viris 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 a pass phrase or 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.