#AusCyberMonth22 – Is your email secure?

Oct 10, 2022 | Email Security, IT Security

We’re up to week 2 of Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is is your email secure?

We’ve written about this in the past, making a case for why email security is important, and it’s definitely something worth revisiting.

Email is being targeted regularly by hackers, as this is often the easiest way to gain access to any personal or financial information they want. This is especially true of emails going to and from businesses.

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How to check your email account security (Outlook & Gmail)

ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) have released easy to follow instructions on checking and updating your email settings for Outlook and Gmail.

These include account recovery and  password changes, setting up MFA, checking mail settings and third party application access and accessing login information.

Gmail instructions

Outlook instructions

What to do if someone has hacked your email account

If your personal or business email accounts have been targeted, the ACSC have put together a quick guide to help you with your next steps, and how to protect yourself from future attacks.

View the guide here

Setting up a secure email

This one is from us (sorry!), and provides a high level view of what it takes to have a secure email, beyond the usual strong passwords and MFA.

Setting up a secure email

Setting up DMARC and DKIM

DMARC and DKIM are protocols that assist with email authentication, policy enforcement and reporting. While this may not mean much to most people, it may be worth bringing up with your IT peeps.

How to Setup DMARC and DKIM

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