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Get Cyber Secure: 3 Quick Steps to Serenity

Adopt these protections within your business...

Prevention - Protect your assets

  • Back-up regularly to protect against loss
  • Patch applications by installing secxurity updates
  • Use complex passwords and use two-step authentication
  • Limit access to administrator accounts and sensitive information

Well-being - Do things safely

  • Communicate safe practice and talk about cyber security frequently
  • Browse safe sites and ensure your staff do too
  • Only allow applications you trust on your computer

Response - Report and recover from an attack

  • If you think an attack has happened, tell staff and tell the authorities
  • Restore backups from before the incident
  • Consider cyuber insurance

Familiarise yourself with the Stay Smart Online guide www.staysmartonline.gov.au/protect-your-business for simple tips for protecting your business.

The recommended place to go for a comprehensive list of practical actions to make your computers, networks and systems more secure is the Australian Signals Directorates (ASD) Essential Eight https://www.asd.gov.au/cyber-security which aim to prevent malware from running, and to limit the extent of incident and recover data.

Report a breach to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) www.acorn.gov.au

If a data breach has serious consquences, you may be required to report it to the Australian Information Commissioner, www.oaic.gov.au

 

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