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Don’t get Caught by Cyber Crime!

In our previous Cyber safety blog, we discussed the types of Cyber-attacks to be wary of, in an age of continuous technological developments.

Being aware of the potential threats is key to protecting your business, finances and information. However, you CAN do more to protect yourself.

The Australian Government, unfortunately, does not have the power to ensure 100% protection against Cyber threats, therefore it is up to you and your staff to ensure that your system is protected at all times.

 

What can you do?

 

  • Monitor your privacy

Who currently has access to your system, confidential information and finances? By limiting access to important and delicate information, you lower the risk of such information being compromised.

  • Complicate your passwords

Using passphrases instead of passwords makes your account harder to hack. Think of extending your password to two or three words to ensure your account is as secure as possible.

  • Use two-factor authentication

Like some internet banking facilities, two-factor authentication requires an initial log in, such as a username and password, followed by a secondary authentication such as a secure code sent to your registered mobile number. This increases security and may be something to employ in your business operations.

  • Encourage others

Encourage employees, colleagues, suppliers and clients to be wary of Cyber crime. Practising safe online use should be encouraged, with handy tips being emailed, displayed and shared among your network.

  • Back-up your system

Backing up important data to an external drive (stored in a safe place) may be an added task, but a task that could save your business. It is an essential safety measure to put in place in case your system is compromised in the future.

 

 

 

 

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