The following advice is designed to provide a few ideas that can help reduce your exposure to a range of potential problems. Following a few easy steps can help make your work more secure, minimise the risk of virus' and spyware, and decrease the chances of losing important work.
Choose passwords that are at least 8 characters in length
Use a combination of UPPER and lower case characters.
Try to use numbers and special characters in place of letters.
Bad Password: password
Good Password: Z3pp3l!N (Zeppelin)
Apply updates to your operating system and to the applications that you use.
Take advantage of automatic updates if your software supports it.
Always use an anitvirus package.
Make sure your antivirus software is up to date.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
7 July, 2011