'Be cyber wise - don't compromise'

October is Cyber Security month and an annual reminder for all Australians to stay secure online.

Unity Bank supports Cyber Security Awareness Month, showing our commitment to your security and privacy online. We will continue to raise awareness to remind all members of the importance of adopting strong digital security.

This year, we encourage you to ‘Be cyber wise – don’t compromise’. There are 4 simple steps you can take to be cyber wise and significantly boost your cyber security:

1. Update your devices regularly

Turn on automatic updates for your devices and software. This ensures you have the latest security in place. 

2. Protect your accounts with multi-factor authentication.

Turn on multi-factor authentication to add another layer of protection to your accounts. 

3. Back up your important file

Safeguard your data from threats and avoid costly data recovery by having your important files backed up.

4. Use passphrases and password managers

Passphrases are passwords that use 4 or more random words. Don’t compromise your accounts by re-using passwords or passphrases. Consider using a password manager to help generate or store secure and unique passwords.

If you suspect someone has gained access to your personal information, you should contact us immediately on 1300 36 2000. You can also report a scam through the Scam Watch website, and find additional information on scams and how to protect yourself.