Connect with care

  • Switch off wireless connections when in use or not required
  • Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: While using Wi-Fi hotspots limit the type of business you conduct and adjust the security settings on your device to limit who can access your machine
  • Protect your money: When banking and shopping online, check the sites are security enabled. Look for web addresses with https:// or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. Http:// is not secure
  • Stop unwanted email: Spam email is a security threat. Don’t open unknown e-mails and attachments
  • When in doubt, throw it out: When links in emails, tweets, posts, and online advertising look suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete or, if appropriate, mark as junk email
  • Forward e-mail whether it is appropriate. Consider deleting the history of the message before doing so
  • Surf the Internet carefully
  • Don’t download documents and material from untrusted parties
  • Use public computers carefully: Only connect on a public computer when you have an encrypted connection (indicated by a padlock in the bottom right hand side of your browser window and the letters ‘https://’ at the beginning of the website address)
  • Use webmail services from well-known and trusted companies