Cyber security threats are on the rise, so let’s Up our digital safety and security
As with many risks, prevention is the best approach, which is why we’re encouraging all Papua New Guineans to Cyber Up and increase their cyber resilience so they’re less vulnerable to attacks. Our bots are here to help you learn and action the key steps to improve your cyber security.
So, step up your digital safety and security by taking these four steps:
Upsize your passwords – to make them harder to crack
Upgrade to two-factor authentication – to protect accounts with another layer of security
Uphold your privacy – to take control of the personal info you share
Update your apps and devices – To keep bugs and viruses out
Step 1. Upgrade to Two-factor authentication
Upgrading to two-factor authentication (2FA) adds another layer of security to your accounts.
It’s a simple extra step after you log in, like using your thumb print or entering a code from an app. You can enable 2FA on most of your online accounts, and your devices. You’ll usually find the option to turn it on in the privacy settings.
Image of step 4. Update your apps and devices
Updating your apps and devices helps keeps bugs and viruses out. Updates not only add new features, they also fix security risks that attackers can use to gain access to your information.
Set updates to happen automatically whenever a new version is available. Then you don’t have to think about it!
If you, or a friend, family member or colleague experiences an online incident, report it to PNGCERT. We’re a government agency that helps Papua New Guineans identify their cyber security issues and guide them in resolving them.
Your report is confidential, but the lessons from it can be shared with other Papua New Guineans. This helps raise awareness of cyber security and helps other Papua New Guineans understand how to protect themselves from incidents such as yours.
Report Cyber security issues to www.pngcert.org.pg
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We encourage you to get your friends, family and colleagues on board to Cyber Up. Stay up-to-date through our DICT Facebook Page.