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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.

Backups are digital copies of valuable information stored on devices, such as photos, documents, videos, and data from applications. Backups can be saved to external storage devices or to the cloud.

Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP, said the ACSC continues to receive increased reports of ransomware incidents, however there are simple steps all Australians can take to protect themselves against cyberattacks.

Read our step-by-step guides on backing up, ransomware prevention and response guides, and other advice and information.

Read the Assistant Minister’s full statement on how to boost your cyber defences with backups.