KEEP YOUR ANTI-VIRUS AND SOFTWARE UP-TO-DATE

Criminals look for security gaps in your operating software and applications and then try to exploit them to steal information about you.

To keep your devices as safe as possible, software manufacturers regularly release updates which fix security issues and counteract new types of cyber threats. In addition, all devices should have up-to-date anti-virus software installed, to protect against malicious software (malware).

How to keep your devices secure

  • Ensure you have anti-virus software installed on all your devices.
  • Set your anti-virus software to automatically update to protect your device from new threats.
  • Ensure you set up automatic software updates on all your devices. These will have the latest security updates to prevent cyber criminals from accessing your device.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Do you have anti-virus and software set to automatic updates?

Yes.

Great. Software updates provide the latest security updates to prevent a cyber criminal from gaining access to your system. Anti-virus software updates protect your device from malicious software.

No.

Setting up automatic software updates will give you the latest security updates to prevent cyber-criminals from accessing your system. Anti-virus software updates protect your device against malicious software. Now is a good opportunity to spend a few minutes setting up automatic updates, updating your devices and making sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date.