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  • Stay smart online


    5 October 2018

    Keeping your information safe is crucial to protecting your business.

    Tips to help you stay smart online:

    • Passwords – use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Add multi-factor authentication when available.
    • System access – immediately remove past employee access. System access by past employees is a common cause of fraud.
    • Security updates – run regular anti-virus, malware scans and software updates.
    • USBs and external hard drives – can contain malware designed to steal your information. If unsure, don’t use them.
    • Spam filters – help limit unsolicited messages containing malware designed to trick you into providing information or paying fraudulent invoices.
    • Wireless networks – don’t use public Wi-Fi for online payments or banking as information can be easily stolen.
    • Social media – be aware of what you share. Keep information private and know who you are interacting with.
    • Monitor accounts for suspicious activity - if you notice transactions or interactions you didn't make, contact the organisation directly to confirm the transaction.
    • Downloads and attachments – don't open them from and unknown source. They may contain malicious software.
    • Secure your devices – never leave your computer unattended; information can be stolen.

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