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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.

Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said recent cyber incidents are a timely reminder of the significant impact of cyber threats such as ransomware on the operations of Australian organisations.

Read Minister Hastie’s full statement regarding Back-up data to defend against cybercrime | Department of Defence Ministers

The ACSC has easy-to-follow advice on cyber.gov.au coinciding with World Back-Up Day on 31 March, detailing how to back-up devices to either the cloud or an external hard drive.

Important data can be lost instantly, so back it up regularly before it’s too late.