Protect yourself and your family from common cyber security incidents by reading through the below topics and campaign resources. For more detailed advice, please see our Personal Cyber Securty Guides. Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022 October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and is an annual reminder for all Australians to keep secure online. Updates Keep cybercriminals out by keeping your device up to date Multi-factor authentication Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective ways to protect your valuable information and accounts against unauthorised access. Backups Important data such as your photos, documents and financial records can be lost instantly, so back it up regularly before it's too late. Secure your Portable Devices Cybercriminals often target portable devices due to their mobility and the information they contain. Learn how to protect you personal information on portable devices. Secure your mobile phone Protect your phone or tablet from cybercriminals. Online shopping Be secure when shopping online. Ransomware Read through the following case studies and learn from other Australians about how ransomware has affected them. Email Security Protect yourself, your employees and business from an email security incident before it's too late. How to dispose of your device securely You should consider that any devices you dispose of could be accessed by strangers. Passphrases Protect your accounts from cybercriminals with a secure password or passphrase.