More Kiwis are using computers and the internet as part of their everyday lives for work and play.
We send email, undertake research, communicate with friends and family, pay bills and buy things from anywhere in the world.
The benefits are great but what about the dangers?
It’s estimated that more than half of all online New Zealanders are the victim of some form of cyber crime each year.
This includes computer viruses and malware, credit card fraud, online scams, phishing, identity theft and more.
It costs the country millions of dollars in financial losses and the time and expense to put things right again.
THE COMPUTER SECURITY TIGHT FIVE
There’s strength in numbers – at the heart of the scrum sits the tight 5, the powerhouse of the pack, the driving force that gets you over the line.
To achieve your computer security goals you need your own tight 5.
Take the time to educate yourself about these 5 computer security activities and you’ll help protect your home devices or small business systems from common cyber incidents:
- Think before you click
- Update everything
- Backup your files
- Secure your wireless network
- Use strong passwords
Learn how to protect yourself at www.securitycentral.org.nz