CS- Topic 2

Current SCAMS

Be Aware of Scams

Beware of Scams! As discussed in Topic 1 – How to identify online security threats, it is important to stay vigilant and be aware of how cybercriminals can trick you into letting your guard down and becoming susceptible to cybersecurity scams. The deceptive methods that cybercriminals use are becoming more sophisticated and can take many …

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Use Multi-Factor Authentication

What is Multi-Factor Authentication? Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure that requires two or more proofs of identity to grant you access to an application or website. Why Use Multi-Factor Authentication? Passphrases provide a level of protection for your devices and data however experts recommend that you use Multi-factor Authentication  (MFA) whenever possible. Multi-factor identification …

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Backup Devices

Backing Up Your Devices

Keep your Devices Regularly Backed Up Cyber.gov.au defines a back-up as “a digital copy of the information stored on your device such as photos, documents, videos and data from applications.” Backups can be saved to an external storage device or more commonly to the cloud. Having a backup means that you will be able to …

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Updating Devices

Keeping Devices Updated

Keep your Devices Regularly Updated It is important to ensure that all of your devices are updated regularly. Cybercriminals hack devices using known vulnerabilities in systems or apps. System updates ensure that security upgrades are installed to address these vulnerabilities. Ideally, you should have automatic updates turned on for your device so that these updates …

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Password Manager

Using Password Managers

Using a Password Manager When you consider all of the passwords/passphrases that you need to remember for all of your different devices and accounts it can become quite overwhelming to create a unique passphrase for each. Here is where a password manager becomes invaluable. A password manager is a software application designed to store and …

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Setting a strong password

Setting Secure Passwords

Passwords are used every day to log into everything from phones and computers to specific websites and apps. They play a critical role in defending your personal and business information, but is there a better way to protect your information? Weak passwords are easy for cybercriminals to guess Some of the most common passwords used …

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