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Security

Our security responsibilities

We will ensure that:

  • the data you give us will be safe. We use encryption to protect the personal information you give us.
  • your data will be stored at a secure facility. Regular backups of data are performed to ensure it can be recovered in case of a disaster, and
  • all access to the system is logged. If any unauthorised behaviour should occur, this will assist us in identifying and resolving the issue.

The Attorney-General's Department's ICT security practices and procedures are guided by whole-of-government standards and guidelines including the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF).

Increasing your safety online

Protecting your computer

You should:

  • Install and activate security software on your computer. Ensure your security software includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam filter.
  • Run regular scans of your computer for viruses, and
  • Remember to update your security software to ensure you are always running the current version.

Other steps you should take help protect your computer include:

  • Check your Internet browser's security settings for ways to make your browsing more secure.
  • Do not open email attachments if you do not know the sender.
  • Only download files from reputable Internet sites.
  • Be wary when exchanging files with colleagues or friends, and
  • Never click on hyperlinks in emails received from unknown sources.

Protecting your password

Some websites administered by this Department may require you to use a password. You should:

  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • Never send your password via email, and
  • Make your password as strong as possible.

Contact us

You should report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your use of this website by contacting us.

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