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.