Identity thieves can take your business details by:
• Breaking into your business and stealing your records • Taking a photo of your business or employee details • Stealing your passwords, account logins and AUSkey • Obtaining access to your data through legitimate means (eg as an employee).
Know what to protect Identity thieves may target your: • AUSkey •Business activity statement • Employee (or employees’) personal information • Business records containing personal or business information.
Secure your business premises It only takes a few moments for thieves to photograph or steal information at your place of work. You can help keep your business, customer, and employee information safe by: • Installing physical barriers such as locked doors and windows • Ensuring you have appropriate alarm systems in place • Filing documents with personal and business information in lockable storage units.
Secure your systems To protect yourself and your business from identity thieves we recommend: • Securing your business files and employee information when they are not in use • Changing all passwords on a regular basis • Ensuring you and your staff log out of systems and lock computers when they are not in use • Making sure your computers and other devices have up-to-date security and anti-virus software. Protect your AUSkey Your AUSkey acts as a second layer of protection on top of your username and password. This is to ensure only authorised people can access your accounts. Tips • Don’t share AUSkey access. Tailor each person’s access to his or her role. • If using your AUSkey on more than one device, consider storing it on a secure USB stick with a password. • Review AUSkey access rights on a regular basis. • Check for suspicious activity by reviewing who is using your AUSkey (or AUSkeys). • Control the number of systems and activities that a standard AUSkey can perform. • Ensure only relevant people have Administrator AUSkey access.