Be Cyber Streetwise and download the latest software updates with #quickupdates

Published 26 July 2016

To help people stay secure online and keep their data secure, the Cyber Streetwise #quickupdates campaign has been launched to encourage people to download the latest software updates as soon as they are available.

More people now store valuable data – both personal and business – on devices like a smartphone, tablet or computer. If a hacker gains access to your device they could cause a lot of damage – for example, they can access sensitive data such as your email or bank details. If you own a business, your devices are full of your clients’ data. Your business and its reputation are at risk if this information is compromised.

To help you keep your data secure, a new Cyber Streetwise campaign has been launched to encourage you to download the latest software updates as soon as they are available. Many people believe software updates only include new features and functionality but they also address security vulnerabilities in software, plugging gaps which hackers can exploit to gain access to the general public’s devices.

The #quickupdates campaign is part of Cyber Streetwise's wider work to encourage people to take three simple steps to help stay secure online. These are:

  • Always download the latest software updates

  • Make passwords stronger by using three random words

  • Install security software on all devices

Cyber Streetwise’s #quickupdates campaign will be promoting the importance of downloading the latest software updates over the next few months from its Facebook and Twitter accounts to help people be more secure online and thwart cyber criminals. Keep an eye out for the posts which will show quick updates people do everyday and don’t forget to share them.

You can find out more information and advice about being more secure online by visiting the Cyber Streetwise website.

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