And a look back at the year wouldn't be complete without a mention of the numerous malicious emails and SMS that we all receive on a regular basis. We urge you not to become complacent.
Do not click on any links that you receive via unsolicited text messages or emails, particularly where personal information is requested. If you need to contact or conduct business with, for example, the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Medicare or Australia Post, you should contact them directly or access your account via their secure apps or websites.
Cyber criminals often take advantage of natural disasters such as bushfires and floods, or events such as the British Airways, Marriott or Cathay Pacific data security incidents, to trick people into sharing personal or financial information. Protect your digital identity.
Remember, trustworthy organisations won't ask you for your password or to provide any personal or financial information by email or SMS.
To ask a question, provide feedback, or to report a cyber security incident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).
MSPs operating in Australia will be invited to join the first round of MSP3 in January 2019. Applications for the first round will close in April 2019.
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