Managing your business’ phones or computers from a cyber-security viewpoint is as important as managing your finances or reputation. Taking the time to secure your business’ software and implement security practices such as using strong and unique passphrases can set your business up for success and reduce the likelihood of common cyber threats impacting your money, data and reputation. Here are some handy tips on how you can best secure your business against common cyber threats. Software updates Keeping your operating system and applications up to date is one of the best ways to protect yourself from being hacked. Email and texts There are potential risks involved in doing things online, but being aware of the threats and making smart choices can help you reduce the risk. Mobiles and tablets Today smartphones and tablets are used to connect, shop, work, bank, research, track our fitness and complete hundreds of other tasks any time, and from any location. Wi-Fi - private and public It's easy for information sent using public Wi-Fi access to be intercepted, so you need to be careful about what information you send or receive while connected. Protecting accounts Protecting accounts is the first line of defence to protect your information from cybercriminals.