25 October 2023Share
Since we all use technology, we are all at risk and responsible for cyber safety, regardless of where we are. Following these steps can help to keep you and others safe online.
It’s an oldie but a goodie. Passwords trace back to ancient times with code words providing access to secret locations or knowledge. It’s no different now except that the knowledge is your personal data and the criminals grow wilier every day.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) might be a mouthful but it’s your best friend when it comes to keeping your accounts secure. Make sure you add it to your personal accounts anywhere it’s available. Many ACU systems are protected by MFA for both staff and students and more are being added all the time.
Remember, MFA works by combining something you know (your login details) with something you have (your mobile device). That way, a hacker must somehow obtain both of these things to trespass into your account.
We talked about it earlier this month but it’s so important we’re covering it again. Updating your devices with the latest software versions means you always have the most up-to-date protection against attacks. The best way to do this is to enable auto-updates wherever available and to keep an eye out for update notifications.
If you wouldn’t hand your wallet to anyone you see in a shopping mall, don’t neglect good safe browsing habits when you’re online:
Maintaining base level cyber awareness and knowledge is important to make sure you know enough about the threats to keep yourself and others safe.
Join a webinar on cyber basics featuring Director Vic/Tas Australian Signals Directorate, Daniel Storey.
Details: Monday 30 October 11am AEDT.