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16 Sep 2021
ACSC Annual Cyber Threat report 2020-21
The Assistant Minister for Defence, The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, released the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21.
31 Aug 2021
ACSC cyber security challenge
Would you like to put your cyber incident response skills to the test?
25 Aug 2021
ACSC participation in Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Drill
The ACSC has joined international partners in the annual Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Drill.
17 Aug 2021
Boost your cyber defences with backups
Backing up your data is one of the best defences against ransomware attacks conducted by the opportunistic cyber criminals who continue to threaten Australian businesses, organisations, and families.
02 Aug 2021
ACSC survey for Australian critical infrastructure organisations
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is asking Australian critical infrastructure providers and operators to take part in a confidential survey to help identify operational technologies used by their organisation.
28 Jul 2021
Joint advisory on top cyber vulnerabilities
The top 30 cyber security vulnerabilities exploited by malicious cyber actors since 2020 have been detailed in a joint advisory issued by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and counterpart cyber security agencies from the United States and the United Kingdom.
U.S., U.K., and Australia Issue Joint Cybersecurity Advisory
Cyber Agencies Share Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities
20 Jul 2021
Act now to defend against vicious cybercriminals
Cybercriminals are targeting Australians at an unprecedented level to steal sensitive information and money, including through business email compromise and ransomware attacks.
12 Jul 2021
Updated Essential Eight Maturity Model
Adversaries continually evolve their tradecraft to defeat preventative measures that organisations put in place. The ACSC is committed to providing cyber security advice that is contemporary, and effective. This includes regular updates to the Essential Eight Maturity Model.
15 Jun 2021
Australia is fighting back against ransomware
Australians continue to be targeted by cybercriminals through ransomware campaigns impacting multiple sectors across our economy.
17 May 2021
Critical Infrastructure Uplift Program (CI-UP)
ACSC’s Critical Infrastructure Uplift Program (CI-UP) will help to protect Australia’s essential services from cyber threats by raising the security levels of critical infrastructure organisations.
03 May 2021
Update your devices to keep cybercriminals out
Updating the software on electronic devices is one of the easiest and most important ways all Australians can defend against cybercriminals and be protected from online threats.
31 Mar 2021
ABC Radio interview with Head of ACSC
Abigail Bradshaw CSC, Head of Australian Cyber Security Centre, interview with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, 31 March 2021.
Back-up data to defend against cybercrime
On World Back-up Day, the Australian Government is urging businesses, organisations and individuals to back-up their digital information to protect themselves against compromise.
17 Mar 2021
Head ACSC Address to AISA Cyber Conference 2021
'The Future of Cyber Security in Australia’ – Address by Abigail Bradshaw CSC, on 15 March 2021 Canberra Convention Centre.
25 Feb 2021
Multi-factor authentication for stronger cyber protection
Australians are being urged to strengthen proof of identity protections to help stop cybercriminals gaining unauthorised access to online information and accounts.
23 Feb 2021
IRAP training partnership
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is partnering with organisations in South Australia and the ACT to deliver cyber security assessment training services for Australian business and organisations.
10 Feb 2021
Health Sector Snapshot
This Sector Snapshot is designed to enhance awareness of key cyber security threats in the health sector and advise executives and cyber security professionals within the health sector on what they can do to protect their organisation from cyber threats. This report provides a high-level overview of the cyber security environment from 1 January to 31 December 2020.
09 Feb 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2021 aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and share strategies everyone can use for staying safe online.
19 Jan 2021
Staying secure online during back-to-school shopping
Parents are being urged to be vigilant while shopping online for school essentials this month, with back-to-school shopping opening up opportunities for cybercriminals to strike.
23 Dec 2020
Staying secure when shopping online this festive season
With holiday season shopping in full swing, and the Boxing Day sales just around the corner, Australians are being urged to take care when shopping online to protect themselves from cybercriminals.
17 Dec 2020
Security tips for online gaming
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has published advice to help protect people while gaming on personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers, as well as gaming devices.
15 Dec 2020
Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP)
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is further enhancing cyber security assessment and training, improving cyber skills, and creating new cyber careers for Australians through the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP).
11 Dec 2020
Theft of FireEye Red Team Tools
The ACSC is working closely with FireEye and other cyber security partners to understand the risks facing Australian systems.
04 Dec 2020
Cyber security campaign – ABC NewsRadio interview
Ms Abigail Bradshaw CSC, Head Australian Cyber Security Centre, interview with Ali Crew on ABC NewsRadio Drive, 02 December 2020
03 Dec 2020
New cyber security campaign
Australians are being urged to strengthen their cyber defences and be alert to online threats through a new national cyber security campaign.
17 Nov 2020
Cyber security is a team sport for all Australians
On 6 November 2020, Abigail Bradshaw CSC, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, made her inaugural public speech, Cyber Security in Australia – A team sport, hosted by the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
16 Nov 2020
Australians urged to ‘Think Before You Link’ online
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has launched the Think Before You Link campaign which aims to raise awareness of the threat of malicious social media profiles, and educate current and former security clearance holders to understand the signs of a malicious approach online.
27 Oct 2020
Business Email Compromise
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a new publication – Protecting Against Business Email Compromise (BEC) – to help Australians defend against these deceptive and expensive scams.
23 Oct 2020
Closing soon - ASD 2020 Cyber Security Survey for Commonwealth entities
ASD’s annual cyber security survey will close on 30 October. Your participation in the survey assists ASD in ensuring our cyber security advice and services meet your needs; and improve cyber resilience across the Commonwealth.
14 Oct 2020
Top tips to avoid ticket scammers online
Follow our tips for buying tickets securely online.
15 Sep 2020
New pilot program to block cybercriminals impersonating Services Australia
Telstra, in conjunction with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Services Australia, is boosting Australia’s cyber resilience through the launch of a new security measure to block malicious text messages.
11 Sep 2020
Don't abandon your internet domain name to cybercriminals
Domain names are your internet mail address and your online business identity. Don’t abandon your domain name to cybercriminals through administrative oversight. Allowing corporate domain names to expire puts businesses at risk, potentially exposing clients’ personal and confidential information, client-legal privileged information and financial details.
04 Sep 2020
New ACSC report details cyber threats across Australia
The inaugural ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report has been developed with our law enforcement partners, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, to provide important information about emerging cyber threats impacting the Australian economy.
02 Sep 2020
Advice for users and manufacturers of Internet of Things devices
The ACSC has developed information to help the community buy and use internet-connected devices securely – such as smart fridges, smart televisions, baby monitors and security cameras.
Joint Advisory on Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity
Cybersecurity officials from US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand release best practices for incident response.
06 Aug 2020
Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020
The Australian Government has today launched Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020.
31 Jul 2020
Dousing cyber risks to water infrastructure
National cyber security exercise for Australia’s water and wastewater sector
27 Jul 2020
Release of co-designed Cloud Security Guidance
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) have released new Cloud Security Guidance to support the secure uptake of cloud services across government and industry.
22 Jul 2020
US Department of Justice indictment of cyber actors
The Australian Government expresses its concern over reports of global malicious cyber intrusions, as detailed in today’s unsealing of indictments by the US Department of Justice.
17 Jul 2020
UK-US-Canada Joint Advisory on Russia
Today, Australia declares its support for the release of the Joint Cyber Security Advisory by the US, UK and Canada, which details malicious cyber activity by Russian actors targeting organisations involved in COVID-19 vaccine development.
10 Jul 2020
Security tips for social media and social networking apps
Social media sites, social networking and messaging apps can pose a number of risks to both organisations and individuals when used in an inappropriate or unsafe manner.
06 Jul 2020
Staying off the hook in phishing attacks
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has seen a significant increase in reporting in the past few months of COVID-19 themed phishing scams, using all sorts of lures to try and trick people into handing over personal details.
01 Jul 2020
Announcing the ACSC Small Business Survey Report
Today ASD’s ACSC has published the ACSC Small Business Survey Report: How Australian Small Businesses Understand Cyber Security.
18 Jun 2020
Hardening Microsoft Windows 10 version 1909 Workstations
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has produced updated guidance to help information technology managers securely configure workstations (and similar devices) running Microsoft Windows operating systems.
22 May 2020
Safeguarding Australia’s critical infrastructure from cyber attack
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has produced advice to help critical infrastructure providers protect themselves from cyber attack as key staff work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 May 2020
Unacceptable malicious cyber activity
As Australians and the international community band together to respond to COVID-19, the Australian Government is concerned that malicious cyber actors are seeking to exploit the pandemic for their own gain.
12 May 2020
Government service agents urged to protect clients and themselves
Agents of government services, such as taxation agents, BAS agents and taxation (financial) advisers, are attractive targets for cybercriminals.
08 May 2020
APT activity targeting Australian health sector
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors are actively targeting health sector organisations and medical research facilities in Australia.
30 Apr 2020
National cyber security exercises for Australia’s electricity industry
In November 2019, the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre coordinated a national cyber security exercise series in partnership with Australia’s electricity industry and government agencies.
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