Cyber Security Tips and How Imagine Accounting Handle Cyber Security

In light of the increasing number of cyber-attacks we wanted to provide you with Cyber Security Tips as well as ensure you that Cyber Security Protection has and continues to be extremely important at Imagine Accounting.

Cyber Security Protection at Imagine Accounting
We are committed to protecting your data and your businesses data. We have a robust security system in place and work with an external IT Company who manages our security architecture. The following precautions are in place (including but not all):

• Firewall on server and individual PC’s
• Security software kept up to date on server and individual PC’s
• Installation and monitoring of active antivirus
• Bit-locker encryption on all hard drives.
• Multifactor authentication on 365 (Microsoft) and all apps that contain client data.
• Sensitive data including TFNs and corporate keys are encrypted before emailing.

Cyber Security tips for Businesses
Cyber security is one of the biggest threats facing small businesses today.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security and have put together a Small Business Cyber Security Guide. This has been specifically designed for small businesses to understand, take action, and increase their cyber security resilience against ever-evolving cyber security threats.

Ashwin Pal (husband of our Client Director Nitasha Pal) – is a Cyber Security Expert and has also put together a paper providing advice for businesses.

Cyber Security tips for Individuals
Scams try to trick you into paying money or give out your personal details. There are many types of scams that pretend to represent government, including myGov. In order to avoid falling victim to scams and identity threats the following measures are recommended – please click here to view the recommendations.

Please be aware that Services Australia and myGov will never send you an email or text message asking for your:

• username
• password
• myGov PIN
• secret questions and answers
• personal details.

When you are signed in to myGov, the messages in your myGov Inbox are secure. It’s safe to open links included in myGov Inbox messages. Find out more about current scam alerts on the Services Australia website. Find out how to identify the different types of scams on the Scamwatch website.

The team are here to help you. If you have any questions, please reach out.

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