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  • Stay smart online to avoid cybercrime

    Stay Smart Online week is all about simple steps to being safe online.

    To improve your online safety:

    • Be careful how much information you share online and make sure your clients’ information isn’t easily accessible. Identity thieves often target businesses to steal information such as access credentials to commit tax fraud.
    • Strong passwords are vital. Use multi-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security where possible.
    • Keep software updated on all devices to protect your business and client information.
    • Back up important information regularly using a storage device or online cloud service.
    • Be on the lookout for suspicious emails and SMS and think twice before clicking links or opening attachments.
    • Be wary of online scams. Our website has information on how to verify or report a scam and what to do if you think you or your clients' personal information has been compromised.

    Cybercrime is estimated to cost Australians more than $2.4 million per year. In the last financial year alone we received over 81,000 scam reports from the community.

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    Last modified: 11 Oct 2018QC 56965