If you are a user of any form of technology you need to be aware of the risks.

In the online world, an unavoidable reality is that your business and personal information is always susceptible to hacking. While there are never any guarantees, there are things you can do to protect this information and minimise the risks.
Regularly updated virus protection and passwords are the obvious security measures used. However, while you can get the best virus protection and have the most complicated password, it sometimes isn’t enough.
Questions you should consider
  • Do you make sure your computer is completely turned off when it is not being used? Leaving a computer on overnight leaves it wide open to hacking
  • Do you keep up to date on what scams are out there? We often hear of people who have been caught out by phone or email scams. There has also been an increase in scams being pushed through social media.
  • Do you regularly back up you information to an external source? Keeping additional copies of your data should be common practice. An example is backing up a copy of your MYOB file to an external hard drive.
  • This Government website provides general information on scams as well as up to date notifications of current scams. https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/