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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) theme is Have you been hacked?

Throughout October, the ACSC will focus on a number of weekly themes including ‘Is your email secure?’, ‘How to act now to stay secure’ and ‘It’s time to take action!’.

To complement Cyber Security Awareness Month, the ACSC has also built a helpful tool – also titled ‘Have you been hacked?’.

Cyber security is important for everyone. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of putting off security updates, or not backing up your devices, but they’re an essential part of protecting yourself from cybercrime.

The first steps to staying cyber secure are turning on automatic software updates, regularly backing up your devices, switching on multi-factor authentication, using passphrases, securing mobile devices, and watching out for cyber scams.

The ACSC has free resources available for all Australian individuals and small to medium sized businesses, including step-by-step guides, quizzes and advice to help stay cyber secure.