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14 Jul 2022
Security Tips for Social Media and Messaging Apps
Social media and messaging apps can pose risks to the security and privacy of individuals and organisations. This guidance provides an overview of those risks along with recommendations for business and personal use in order to assist in securing social media accounts as well as social media and messaging apps.
28 Apr 2022
Quick Wins for your Password Manager
Passwords protect so many parts of our lives, from our money to our businesses and even the appliances in our smart homes. Remembering all these passwords can be a real challenge, particularly when every account has different password requirements. That’s where password managers can help.
21 Dec 2021
Quick Wins for your Portable Devices
Portable devices, such as phones, tablets and laptops, are an essential part of modern life. These portable devices are often used for banking, email and shopping – all of which involve sensitive or personal information. While these portable devices may be small, the cyber threats associated with them are large and should not be underestimated. Secure your portable devices with these three quick wins.
24 Nov 2021
Quick Wins for your Website
Small business account for over 95% of all businesses in Australia and 72% of them have a website. However, in a world in which websites are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, only 36% check for updates every week. For those small businesses with a website, or that are considering one, these three quick wins will help you protect your money, data and reputation.
22 Oct 2021
Quick Response Codes in a COVID-19 Environment
Quick Response (QR) codes have increased in popularity in the COVID-19 environment, aiding contact tracing and business check-in efforts. This publication provides information for individuals and businesses to help protect against cyber threats when using QR codes.
06 Oct 2021
Security Tips for Personal Devices
There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to the use of personal devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, computers and laptops). For example, compromises of personal devices and the information they store can have significant productivity, financial and emotional impacts. This publication has been written to provide security tips to secure personal devices and protect your information.
Creating Strong Passphrases
Multi-factor authentication (a combination of something that you know, something that you have or something that you are) is one of the most effective ways to protect against unauthorised access to valuable information and accounts. However, in cases where multi-factor authentication is not available, a strong passphrase can often be the only barrier between adversaries and your valuable information and accounts. Passphrases are most effective when they are long, complex, unpredictable and unique.
Security Tips for Online Gaming
There are many things to think about when it comes to the use of personal devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, computers and laptops) or gaming devices (e.g. Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox consoles) for a safe and secure online gaming experience. Following the security tips in this publication can assist you to prevent the compromise of your devices and information, thereby avoiding significant productivity, financial and emotional impacts.
07 Apr 2021
Easy steps to secure your devices and accounts
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has developed an Easy Steps Guide to help Australians reduce their risk of being targeted by cybercriminals.
15 Dec 2020
Cyber Security Research Report
The ACSC commissioned exploratory research to better understand audience awareness of cyber security threats and practices.
02 Oct 2020
Ransomware in Australia
The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has observed an increase in the number of ransomware incidents affecting Australian organisations and individuals.
31 Oct 2019
Quick Wins for your End of Support
Every software product has a lifecycle. Knowing key dates in a program’s lifecycle can help you make informed decisions about the products your small business relies on every day. This guide helps small businesses understand what end of support is, why it is important to be prepared and when to update, upgrade or make other changes.
09 Oct 2019
Step-by-Step Guide – Turning on Automatic Updates (For Windows 10)
This step-by-step guide shows you how to turn on automatic updates if you use Microsoft Windows 10.
Step-by-Step Guide – Turning on Automatic Updates (For iMac & MacBook, and iPhone & iPad)
This step-by-step guide shows you how to turn on automatic updates if you use an iMac, MacBook, iPhone or iPad.
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