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National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011: Tips for SMEs

CyberSecurity Week logoIn support of National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011, Open Forum will be featuring tips for staying safe online from Cyber Security experts. 

National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an initiative of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy who have developed the follwoing 8 top tips for protecting yourself, your business and your family online: 

1. Install and renew your security software and set it to scan regularly.

2. https://www.ssoalertservice.net.au/user/?action=registerTurn on automatic updates on all your software, including your operating system and other applications

3. Think carefully before you click on links and attachments, particularly in emails and on social networking sites. 

4. Regularly adjust your privacy settings on social networking sites. 

5. Report or talk to someone about anything online that makes you uncomfortable or threatened – download the government's Cybersafety Help Button. 

6. Stop and think before you post any photos or financial or personal information about yourself, your friends or family. 

7. Use strong passwords and change them at least twice a year.

8. Talk within your family about good online safety.

Sign up for staysmartonline's free alert service today.

And if you are runing your own small to medium business take a few mintes to take the online Business Assessment tool

For more information about the week and what events are being held, please visit the Stay Smart Online Website.

 

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