First published: 08 Jun 2023
Last updated: 08 Jun 2023

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The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASD’s ACSC) has partnered with Sport Integrity Australia and the eSafety Commissioner to develop the Cyber Safety and Security in Sport Course.

The free course is available for anyone working in an Australian sporting organisation, from grassroots organisations to professional sportspeople.

The course takes one hour to complete, and includes tailored cyber security case studies relevant to sporting environments.

Upon completion, participants will have knowledge they can use to improve their own and their organisation’s cyber resilience. They’ll also have an understanding of how they can enhance the cyber security of their members.

The volume, sophistication and impact of cybercrime continues to grow and poses a serious and evolving threat to sporting organisations. Due to their profile, sport organisations are at a higher risk of a cyber breach or incident. A cyber incident could impact competitions, lead to financial fraud or cause reputational damage.

Data from the 2021-22 Annual Cyber Threat report shows the average cost of a cyber security breach for a small business is $39,000 – an amount most sporting organisations cannot afford to lose.

The new course makes direct progress on the Australian Government’s vision to make Australia the most cyber secure nation in the world by 2030.

Find out more about the partnership and the Cyber Safety and Security in Sport Course on the Sport Integrity Australia website.

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