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Quiz: test your knowledge on cyber security

Cyber-crime is a growing threat for everyone – it’s that simple. A cyber attack is reported every eight minutes in Australia, so it’s more important than ever to make sure your personal information is locked away safely.

Even though younger people generally have a good understanding of the risks of cyber security, Dr Jesse Laeuchli, a senior lecturer in cyber and networking security at Deakin University, says it’s important not to be complacent.

‘Everyone can benefit by increasing their knowledge of cyber security,’ he says. ‘It’s essential to stay up to date with cyber security because the risks are constantly evolving.

‘Most people could improve their knowledge of basic software used to protect cyber security, such as two factor authentication, home firewalls and password managers. This will help keep you safe online.’

Multi-factor authentication is one of the easiest and most effective ways to guard against cyber crime. It’s also important to monitor for any unusual activity in your bank accounts and emails. Then there’s passwords – obviously, ‘123456’ isn’t enough to deter hardy cyber criminals.

Is your knowledge of cyber security up to scratch? Take our quiz to find out.

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Dr Jesse Laeuchli
Dr Jesse Laeuchli

Senior Lecturer,

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env,

Deakin University

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