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02 Sep 2020
Internet of Things devices
This information helps the community buy and use Internet of Things (IoT) devices securely. An IoT device is an everyday item that has had internet connectivity added to it. Examples of IoT devices include smart fridges, smart televisions, baby monitors and security cameras. IoT devices within homes and businesses generally use Wi-Fi or cellular networks, such as 4G or 5G, to connect to the internet.
01 Jul 2020
Backing up and restoring
Regularly backup the data on your personal computer, phone or tablet to the cloud or to external hard drives. This will protect you from data loss from hardware failures, breakage, theft, or malware infection like ransomware.
23 Jun 2020
People and procedures key areas
Your internal processes and your workforce are the last, and one of the most important lines of defence in protecting your business from cyber security threats.
Viruses, spyware and other malicious software or malicious code (malware) can stop your computer working properly, delete or corrupt your files, steal information, or allow others to access your computer and your personal or business information.
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.
Online banking, payments and finance
You need to protect your passwords for online banking and financial transactions.
Passwords, PINs and passphrases
Passwords and PINs are used to identify who you are. Sometimes they are the only defence to protect your information against unauthorised access.
Where you download apps from and how you use them plays a critical role in keeping your mobile phone secure.
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.
Cyber safety at tax time
ACSC's has teamed up with the Australian Taxation Office to bring you tips and resources to help you stay safe online at tax time.
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.
Keeping your operating system and applications up to date is one of the best ways to protect yourself from being hacked.
File sharing and sending and receiving data
When sharing files with friends and colleagues using the internet, take precautions to ensure files are not infected.
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.
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