TIPS When communicating with a stranger online for the first time, be cautious; Remember, police are not responsible for your online reputation – only you are. Police cannot immediately delete an item from the internet – investigations take time; and It is vitally important that incidents of sextortion are reported through the ACORN system (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) as soon as possible. If the scammer has compromising footage or images of a victim and […]
TIPS This one is so simple – never plug an unfamiliar USB into any work or personal computer system; and If you want to know if the device is safe – have the relevant USB scanned by an IT expert before doing anything.
TIPS Any suspicious emails you receive requesting altered account payments or transfers should always be followed up by you with a phone call to confirm the request as authentic; Awareness is the key – if your staff know about the scammers bag of tricks, there is less chance they will fall for them; Develop a culture in your workplace of always being suspicious of links/attachments in unsolicited emails. Email take-overs can only occur when the […]
Newsletter, November 2017 Stayer or Gimmick? By Peter Graham I recently installed my first Internet of Things (IoT) device in my home. I had been searching for smoke alarms that; complied with the latest Australian Standards (AS) 3786-2014 (it is advisable that you make yourself familiar with this standard and any additional State Government requirements before making a decision) , were easy to install, didn’t require to be hard-wired, were inter-connected and had the ability […]
Newsletter, November 2017 Meet the team Q1. Name: GLENICE BRYANT Q2. Job Title: OFFICE MANAGER Q3. Sum up in a few words, what it is you do: ANSWER PHONES, ORDER PARTS AND HANDLE ALL FINANCIAL MATTERS Q4: Dogs or Cats? BOTH Q5: Favourite Movie of All Time: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Q6: If you could go back in time, to which era would you venture (and why)? NO IDEA Q7: Favourite Food: MANGOES Q8: […]