Ensuring you understand and practice good cyber security is the best way to combat cyber threats. Here you will find information about common online security risks, with simple advice on what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Sometimes personal information is released to unauthorised people by accident or as the result of a security breach. For example, an email with personal information can be sent to the wrong person, or a computer system can be hacked and personal information stolen. These are known as a data breaches or data spills.
Malicious insiders can be employees, former employees, contractors or business associates who have legitimate access to your systems and data, but use that access to destroy data, steal data or sabotage your systems. It does not include well-meaning staff who accidentally put your cyber security at risk or spill data.