Agents of government services, such as taxation agents, BAS agents and taxation (financial) advisers, have authorisation to access valuable or personal information on behalf of their clients, which makes them attractive targets for cybercriminals. To protect your clients, please consider the following cyber security advice.
Multi-factor authentication is a security measure that requires two or more proofs of identity to grant you access.
Protecting accounts is the first line of defence to protect your information from cybercriminals.
Protecting your business online
Setting your business up to securely manage activities online can make a significant difference in reducing the likelihood of common cyber threats impacting your money, data and reputation.
Preparing for and Responding to Cyber Security Incidents
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is responsible for monitoring and responding to cyber threats targeting Australian interests. The ACSC can help organisations respond to cyber security incidents. Reporting cyber security incidents ensures that the ACSC can provide timely assistance.
Data breach obligations
Finally, re-familiarise yourself with data breach reporting obligations. Being prepared and responding quickly will minimise damage to your clients should a cyber security incident occur.
Organisations or individuals with questions regarding this advice can contact the ACSC.