Protecting you and your family online is about more than avoiding financial losses. Imagine if all your photos were suddenly taken from your computer, or your personal email contact list was stolen and used to scam your friends and family.
Many Australians may not be aware of the risks we face in cyberspace – but the good news is that you can take simple steps to better protect your personal and financial information online.
Taking care of your safety online is no more complicated than the steps you take in other aspects of your life. We all do things to safeguard our physical belongings such as locking our doors and keeping hold of our wallets. By taking the same care of your devices and accounts when engaging online, you can protect yourself and your valuable online information.
This is where we can help! We provide easy to understand tips and techniques for you to stay secure when working, socialising, banking, shopping or just browsing online. A good place to start is Do things safely.
Do things safely
It may seem hard to keep ahead of the latest online threats and know how to deal with them – but there are a few basic steps you can take which will go a long way to protecting yourself online. This section contains simple steps to help you safely navigate the internet and avoid common pitfalls.
Recover and get help
There are many cyber threats that can impact you and your family. The ACSC monitors cyber threats across the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This enables us to rapidly alert Australians to cyber security issues, and deliver guidance on what to do in response.
Parents and guardians
Advice and guidance for parents and guardians to help children have safe experiences online.