Think before you click

The concept of "think before you click" is actually one of the most important factors in terms of information security.

When you receive an email, download a file(s) from the internet, or click on a link, think of the following:

  • Is the email genuine, such as source address, spelling and context?
  • Is this file(s) from a trustworthy source? 
  • Is the link legitimate, such as the destination of the URL?

Here are five easy rules to protect your information:

  • Never disclose security details, such as your account credentials and security questions
  • Don’t assume an email, text or phone call is authentic. Use the internet to confirm contact details if required
  • Don’t be rushed. A genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
  • Listen to your instincts. You know if something doesn’t feel right
  • Stay in control. Don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret.