The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is urging Australians and businesses to secure their portable devices to prevent cybercriminals from stealing or accessing personal information. The ACSC has made it easier for Australians to secure their devices by launching the Quick Wins Guide to Securing your Portable Devices as part of its Act Now, Stay Secure campaign.

Portable devices can contain lots of personal information, which makes them an attractive target for cybercriminals. Portable devices can include a range of items including laptops, phones, tablets, USBs and hard-drives.

What can you do?

There are many quick and easy steps you can take to keep your personal devices secure such as:

  • turning on automatic updates
  • locking your portable devices
  • avoiding public Wi-Fi networks when sending or receiving personal information.