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