Protect confidential information: secure your computer

The federal government has announced a package worth $13.6 million to help protect Australians from sophisticated online attacks targeting their home computers and small businesses.

According to James Cottrill from the Information Technology & Management Centre of Excellence of CPA Australia,

‘This is especially important as many of the newer devices that provide a connection to the internet streamline the process for the non-technically savvy user, by implementing default security settings that are easily circumvented as they are well documented on the internet.’

As part of this program the federal government has introduced the website Stay Smart Online

CPA Australia has credited a comprehensive checklist for small businesses concerned about computer and internet security. Feel free to contact us if you would like a copy.

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