February 11th 2020 is Safer Internet Day.

Recognized worldwide every year, Safer Internet Day is a day dedicated to promoting a safer online world – and a great time to do a quick check-up on your online security and privacy.

Here are some super simple but effective steps that you can take to check up – and lock up – your cyber security:

Passwords

Creating secure, strong passwords for your online accounts is one of the most effective ways to protect your personal information.

Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Well, If your passwords look anything like the ones to the right, you might want to consider reading on…

Variety is the spice of Online Security.
Use a different password for every online account you have.

Too little, too late.
Make your password long and strong.

When’s your birthday?
Don’t use personal information to create your passwords.

Say goodbye to that notebook in your top drawer:
Keep your passwords safe – by using a password manager, such as LastPass.

Read more on password security from CERT NZ
2019's Top 10 Worst Passwords

Social Media

One of the simplest things you can do to keep yourself safe online is check in on your online profile privacy settings. If you’re using social media, make sure that you have your privacy settings tight, so that you’re only sharing information with your friends or connections.

Check out these great advice pages from Netsafe for keeping your social media profiles private:

Read more on social media privacy from Netsafe

Two Factor Authentication 

When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple ‘username and password’ combination. Adding two-factor authentication to your login process is a simple way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts.

Why do you need Two-Factor Authentication?
Your password could be stolen in a phishing scam, or from a business that had a data breach. Adding 2FA to your accounts makes it harder for an attacker to access them – just knowing the password isn’t enough.

You can enable 2FA on most of your online accounts, like your:
  • Email Accounts
  • Social Media
  • Internet Banking
  • Online Shopping Sites.

You can also set 2FA up on your devices — on laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even some game consoles.

Read more on 2FA from CERT NZ

How we can help

Keetrax can implement 2 Factor Authentication on WordPress sites for 1 point.
We can also set up fraud avoidance systems for our Neto & WooCommerce Customers.

If you’d like to know more about this, or if you have questions, please get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to help.

For more resources and information SID2020, and on protecting yourself online, check out the links below:

  • Find out more about SID2020
  • Find out more about staying safe online with Netsafe
  • Find out more about Cyber Security in NZ with CERT

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