Wednesday 13 June: National Cybersecurity Awareness Week is in full swing. Events across the country are underway to help Australians—kids, parents, businesses, teachers, schools and seniors—learn about practical ways to stay safe online.
While each of the events take different themes and tackle a diverse range of issues, ten fundamental tips are being promoted across the week for our safety.
Top 10 tips
Install and update your security software; set it to scan regularly.
Turn on automatic updates on all your software, particularly your operating system and applications.
Use strong passwords and different passwords for different uses.
Stop and think before you click on links and attachments.
Take care when transacting online – research the supplier and use a safe payment method.
Only download "apps" from reputable publishers and read all permission requests.
Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites.
Stop and think before you post any photos or financial information online.
Talk with your child about staying safe online, including on their smartphone or mobile device.
Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online – download the Government's Cybersafety Help Button.
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This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of
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