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Welcome to Cyber-safety

A place where you can hand-pick your favourite cyber security practices

How to be cyber safe when using Zoom

With many of us now using Zoom on a daily, if not hourly basis, we have put together some tips to help you keep cyber safe:
  • Consider using a password for private meetings
  • A meeting co-host is a great idea to assist facilitating large sessions
  • If you need to record the meeting, verbally announce this at the start
  • Be aware for Zoom related scams, Monash meetings will always use
  • Ensure you are running the latest version of Zoom on all your devices
  • In line with the Student General Conduct Policy, meeting invitations or passwords must not be shared with people who are not supposed to be in the meeting
  • Your lecturer or tutor will invite you to classes with a provided password.
  • At the start of your class, your lecturer or tutor will tell you if the session is being recorded and you’ll be asked for your consent
  • You can turn off your camera and microphone if you don’t want to be recorded
  • When setting up your own zoom meetings, use a password

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Privacy – protect yours and respect others

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an initiative held every year across the Asia Pacific to raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

In 2020 PAW will be celebrated in Victoria from 4 – 10 May 2020. The theme for PAW 2020 is Privacy – protect yours and respect others’.

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Cyber safety may be more important than you think. Whether it is unsafe websites, dangerous viruses or hackers - there are always things that could compromise your online safety.

You've already taken the first step in protecting yourself online by visiting this website.

Cyber safety isn't just about knowing what sorts of risks you may face - it's also about knowing how to avoid them.