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Once your business is connected to the internet, it’s your responsibility to protect your business data and information against unwanted intruders. Sensitive information such as customer details, pricing lists, and personal records can all be stolen, corrupted or even destroyed unless protected properly.
You should ensure that your connection to the internet is secure. Some issues to consider when securing your website are:
- working procedures
- virus and spyware protection software
- back up data
- using secure passwords.
What to do…
- Read about privacy and security on digitalbusiness.gov.au.
- Visit the Small & medium business section of the Stay Smart Online website for a range of information on online security.
- Go to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s website to read their publication on Trusting the Internet (PDF, 0.27MB) .
- Read about Protecting yourself online and Spyware and malicious software on the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website.
- Visit scamwatch.gov.au for advice on how to protect yourself and your business.
- Find out about security and fraud in your state or territory.
- The ACMA website includes information on the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) which helps address the problem of compromised computers as a result of malware, bots and drones.