It’s Scams Awareness Week in Australia, which shines the light on the dangers of identity theft. Last year, scams involving loss of personal information cost Australians $15.8 million alone.

As a business, it’s your responsibility to safeguard not only your own information but also any sensitive data that belongs to employees and customers. By keeping informed about cybersecurity and installing security practices throughout your business, together we can build a stronger, more secure online community.

With so many businesses working remotely around the world, it’s important to remember that scammers are always on the hunt for new ways to get access to your information. Here are some simple, easy-to-implement steps to help you protect your business, your employees and your clients online.

#1 – Be aware of phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to steal personal information, credit card and banking details, or passwords, by pretending to be a legitimate