Online cyber crime has increased by more than 30 per cent this year and the number continues to grow. Small Businesses are often an easy target for scams and it is always important to keep your business and client information secure. If your data is lost or compromised, it can be very difficult or very costly to recover it.
To avoid the potential impact of cyber fraud to your business here are some quick tips to follow:
Ensure your passwords are strong and secure
Remove system access from people who no longer need it
Ensure all devices have the latest available security updates
Do not use USBs or external hard drives from an unfamiliar source
Use a spam filter on your email account
Secure your wireless network and be careful when using public wireless networks
Be vigilant about what you share on social media
Monitor your accounts for unusual activity or transactions
Use a PO Box, or ensure your mail is secure
Do not download programs or open attachments unless you know the program is legitimate
Do not leave your information unattended
The ATO has developed these tips in consultation with the Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG). Please click here for further information.