While Cordelta's Security Practice is normally concerned with corporate and government ICT Security, we have partnered with the upcoming National Cyber Security Awareness Week
to remind our clients and staff that security is equally important at home.
National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an Australian Government initiative, held annually in partnership with
industry, community and consumer groups and state and territory governments. The 2012 Awareness Week is from 12 to 15 June.
Australians are increasingly relying on the internet in their everyday lives for banking, shopping, education and communication. It is, therefore, important that they are able to use the internet in a secure and confident manner. The government has established a range of initiatives to raise the awareness of Australian internet users about the importance of cyber security and the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.
Rebecca Buksh is Cordelta's Security Practice lead. “In today’s day and age, there are endless number of devices we can and do connect to the internet - no one can afford to ignore being secure on the internet. While Cordelta focuses on how to provide security solutions for companies and government agencies, we also want to remind everyone not to forget about staying smart online both at home and work.,” cautions Rebecca. Learn more about how Cordelta can assist your business with security
We'll be posting additional tips all month long. Click here to read them
For advice or to learn more about online security:
Top Tips for Better Online Security
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