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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs High Assurance Evaluation Program

Aug 27, 2019 - This FAQ relates to the High Assurance evaluation program.

FAQs ASD Cryptographic Evaluations Program

Aug 27, 2019 - This FAQ relates to the ASD Cryptographic Evaluations program.

FAQs Australasian Information Security Evaluation Program

Aug 27, 2019 - This FAQ relates to the Australasian Information Security Evaluation Program (AISEP) and the Common Criteria.

FAQs ACSC Small Business Survey

Jun 17, 2019 - The ACSC Small Business Survey will help the ACSC understand attitudes and approaches to cyber security among Australia’s small business owners and operators. We have developed the survey as part of our mission to improve cyber security for all Australians and make Australia the safest place to connect online.
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Why should cyber security matter to me?

Jul 1, 2018 - For most of us, the internet opens up new opportunities. We can shop, bank, research, work and connect when and where we want to. But the online world can also give criminals opportunities to steal money, information or identities. Taking care of your safety online is no more complicated than the steps you take in other aspects of your life. We all do things to safeguard our physical belongings such as locking our doors and keeping hold of our wallets. By taking the same care of your devices and when engaging online, you can protect yourself and your online assets.

Where do I report a scam?

Jul 1, 2018 - To report a cybercrime incident, go to www.cyber.gov.au/report and report it. It is a national online system to help businesses and individuals securely report cybercrime. Scams can be reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Scamwatch.
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Where do I get information on the latest cyber threats?

Jul 1, 2018 - Stay Smart Online provides a free Alert Service for Australian internet users, to explain recent online threats and how they can be managed. Sign up to the service. Stay Smart Online Alerts provide easy to understand online safety and security information and solutions to help protect internet users at home, at work and on mobile devices. The resource also informs users about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and how to address any risks to their devices or computer networks.
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Where do I get help?

Jul 1, 2018 - Falling victim to an online scam, virus or other internet nasty can be frustrating and unpleasant but help is always available! If something has knocked you offline, check out Stay Smart Online for information to help you get back up and running.

What do I need to be aware of when using public Wi-Fi?

Jul 1, 2018 - Be careful about what you do online when you're connected to a hotspot or free WiFi. While it's ok to check the news or the weather, avoid sending or receiving valuable or sensitive information when you're connected to public Wi-Fi. These networks are unsecured and it's possible that others can see what you're doing when you use them. Read more about how to stay safe when using public WiFi

How do I stay safe on social media?

Jul 1, 2018 - We're so used to sharing our personal information online that we don't really think about where it's going. This window into your life not only lets your friends and family know what you're up to, it also gives cybercriminals information to steal your identity or hack into your online accounts. Be proactive in managing your privacy by checking the privacy and security settings on your online accounts and apps. Read more about safely socialising online