On average, Australians have around 17 connected devices in their homes and this figure is expected to rise dramatically over the next four years.
The 2017 ACSC Threat Report identified 47,000 cyber related incidents in 2017, which is a 15 per cent increase from 2016.
Minister Dutton told Parliament the Australian government is investing in strengthening the foundations of the nation’s cyber security and building the nation’s cyber resilience.
This includes the launch last month of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, which supports the public, businesses and government by providing advice and information on cyber.gov.au about threats and how to keep your information and identity safe online.
‘This problem is not going to go away,’ Minister Dutton said. ‘We want to make sure that we can provide every assistance to keep people safe online.’