Online safety at work can start at home, and vice-versa
For most of us, the internet opens up new opportunities. We can shop, bank, research, work and connect when and where we want to. Unfortunately the online world also gives criminals opportunities to steal money, information or identities. For example, if you're not careful, you may find a loan being taken out in your name using stolen details.
So how do we reduce our risk of falling victim to online crimes?
The Australian Government's Stay Smart Online initiative has developed a short guide to help individuals put in place some basic online security habits. The Stay Smart Online Week 2016 guide focuses on protecting yourself in just eight steps:
- Privacy: Be wary of what you share
- Passphrases: Create strong passphrases to be secure
- Suspicious messaging: Treat any unexpected message with caution
- Surfing safely: Avoid malware – keep to trusted websites
- Online finances and payments: Keep financial details from prying eyes
- Tablets and mobiles: Stay secure while on the move
- Reporting: Keep everyone safe by reporting scams
- Backups and protection: Back up and update for safety