With more people working at home, cyber security in the home environment is essential.
In this article on Cyber Security, Google notes the following:
- A third of Australians claim that they have been hacked or scammed.
- The most common forms of attack are hacking of passwords and phishing scams.
- Less than 50% of Australians take precautions re Cyber security.
- Younger Australians are less likely than older Australians to take any online security precautions.
- Fourteen per cent of Australians share their passwords with a family member or friend.
Google provides five tips to improve your Cyber Security:
- First, create strong and unique passwords and don’t share them.
- Turn on 2-step verification, which involves you being sent an SMS to your phone to confirm who you are.
- Ensure your connections are secure—worth changing the password on your router.
- Always check URLs that don’t look right—important to make sure a weblink begins with ‘https’.
- Double-check files before downloading.
- July 21 QLD Government COVID-19 advice: cyber security when working from home
- Aug 21 Latest WFH ZDNET Working from home on your own PC? Security is still a confusing mess for many
- Aug 21 UpGuard Why is Cybersecurity important
- Aug 21 CravingTech 6 common Cybersecurity mistakes you should know about (and how to avoid them)
- Sep 21 Resolver 5 Ways Cybersecurity Impacts Physical Security
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