Staying safe on the internet
a guide and quiz
Every day we are in danger from threats that lurk online.
Getting hacked, viruses,, malware, phishing, identity theft, and ransomware are just a handful of things that people and business who use the internet need to be aware of.
Are you at risk of becoming the next victim of cybercrime?
It’s essential to teach employees to be prepared to handle cyber security threats, manage information securely, and understand some of the techniques cyber criminals use to hack into your systems.
Awareness is your best protection
Online criminals can hack your devices or accounts in many ways;
- Your Computer being hacked
- Your Business Network being hacked
- Your Email being hacked
- Your online accounts being hacked (banking , social media etc)
- Your mobile phone being hacked
- Scrape data from your public accounts to create fake IDs
Online criminals use many methods to hack your devices or accounts;
- Guessing weak passwords
- Malware or viruses from emails or visiting websites
- Phishing for your passwords
- Infected software or apps (usually the free ones)
- Fake ads or popups
- Even finding and using a found USB thumb drive !
Stay up to date
The Australian Cyber Security Centre and ScamWatch have many resources to help educate people about the best ways to stay safe online. they have better resources for the most comprehensive and up to date information. Please report any scams you see to ScamWatch to help protect our community.
Learn more and take the safety quiz
Please watch this video which explains in more depth the information outlined above, and finally please do the online safety quiz to ensure you and all your team are safer from cyber attacks. Remember, a business online security is only as strong as its weakest link.