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 of at least eight characters using a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Change passwords regularly and if you have to write them down somewhere, do not keep the record any where near the device.

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.