Cyber security – hints and tips to protect yourself and your business
We continue to see reports of national and international cyber-attacks on big businesses, and many of these have impacts on individuals and families around Australia.
The methods used by scammers to target people are continually evolving, so we want to remind you to remain vigilant in protecting yourself, your family and your business from scams or ‘phishing’.
Here are a few useful tips:
- Don’t share your password with anyone;
- Turn on two-factor or multi-factor authentication where you can, particularly on your email account – this applies for business and personal systems including your social media accounts;
- Keep your browser software up to date, and remember this applies to your smartphone and other mobile devices as well as your computer;
- Make sure you have anti-virus software installed and kept up-to-date; and
- Use a password manager application when generating a new password and to store your password securely.
We would also like to reassure you that WLF will never:
- Ask you to share your password/s;
- Ask for remote access to your computer; or
- Ask you to download or install software.
The security of our firm and our clients is a top priority for WLF. If you are ever in any doubt about whether something is a scam or not, we encourage you to err on the side of caution.