• Use the Apple App Store or Google Play for all your application needs. Do not install apps, certificates or any other executable files from links in emails, social media, text messages or pop-up ads.
  • Set your mobile settings to 'Automatic update' to ensure your device always has the highest level of security protection available.
  • Review your privacy settings after every mobile application upgrade. An upgrade may put your settings back to default and give unnecessary access to your contacts, photos, camera, microphone and other features.
  • Turn on multifactor authentication. This is a two-step verification. Use MFA on Office 365, Google and any personal accounts or applications you access for an extra layer of security. It is best to have the second step of verification go to a secondary device rather than your primary device.
  • Subscribe to the ‘Notify me’ tool at the website ‘haveibeenpwned.com’. The ‘notify me’ alert (located on their menu) can send you an alert if your account or password is compromised and tell you where the data breach occurred, so you can quickly change your password and minimise your cyber risk.