NRL helps launch E-Security Awareness week

The NRL today joined the Federal Government in launching National E-Security Awareness week in Melbourne.

Melbourne Storm foundation hero Robbie Kearns joined Federal Government Minister Stephen Conroy to help send the important message that people need to secure their information on the internet.

Every year there is more personal information available online—from the PINs and passwords that are used for online transactions to family photographs and personal details.

The internet is increasingly becoming a place where Rugby League fans come to celebrate the game in a myriad of ways and the campaign is a reminder that it is an environment we can all enjoy if we take some simple steps.

To ensure online security, take these simple steps—and take them today:

1.  Get a better, stronger password and change it at least twice a year

2.  Get security software, and update and patch it regularly

3.  Stop and think before you click on links or attachments from unknown sources

4.  Information is valuable. Be careful about what you give away about yourself and others online

5.  Log on to www.staysmartonline.gov.au for further information and to sign up for the email alert service.