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Cyber safety checklist for small business owners

As a small business owner, protecting your systems from cyber security threats is essential.

Here are some simple things you can do to keep your business and clients data safe from cybercriminals.

  • Ensure that all software and app’s are kept up to date. Using outdated versions of software can leave the door open for cybercriminals to access your devices.
  • Turn on updates to be performed automatically. This can reduce the risk of missing out on important updates.
  • Where possible use multi-factor authentication (MFA).  MFA combines 2 or more security measures such as fingerprint, password or physical token to protect your accounts.
  • Use strong passphrases that are difficult to guess. Long, unpredictable and unique phrases are difficult for cybercriminals to crack.
  • Learn how to recognise, prevent and report cyber incidents.

The ATO website has more information on protecting your small business from cybersecurity threats.


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