First published: 19 Nov 2021
Last updated: 05 Jan 2023

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Small & medium business

Unfortunately, cybercriminals don’t just live in the world of movies. And they’re finding new ways to target First Nations businesses all the time. 

But protecting yourself doesn’t have to be difficult. There are simple things you can do that can help you avoid or hugely reduce the impact of the most common cyber security incidents. 

Take a look at the information videos and video case studies below for more tips and information about staying secure online, and download the Cyber Security Guide for easy and practical steps you can take to make your business more secure. 

Cybercrime case studies

What impact can cybercrime have on your business? 
From data breaches to financial losses, the impacts can be huge. 

How not having secure accounts can put your business at risk 

How cyber scams can cost your business

How keeping your systems up to date can keep you more secure

Protecting your business from cybercrime

Take a few minutes to check out the videos below for some quick tips on securing your business online. 

Cyber security

An introduction to the world of cyber security.


Why strong passwords are important – and how to create them. 

Spotting scams

How to make sure you aren’t caught out. 

Updating your software

An easy way to help keep your business secure.


Keeping your information secure everywhere.

More resources

Learn how to help keep your business secure online with this great, downloadable Small Business Guide: 

There’s plenty of ways to help improve your cyber security. Visit our Learn page to find out more. 

About the artwork

The Australian Signals Directorate's Australian Cyber Security Centre supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This artwork created and supplied by Jasmine Miikika Craciun was commissioned by the Department of Home Affairs and represents the Australian Government’s continuing commitment to the art, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Artwork title: Yangku (‘shield’ in Barkindji language) | Artist: Jasmine Miikika Craciun (Barkindji, Malyangapa) 

Jasmine Miikika Craciun is a proud Barkindji, Malyangapa woman who’s grown up in Newcastle. Graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Jasmine also completed courses in animation, typography and natural history illustration.

“I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of many diverse backgrounds, growing up alongside my European immigrant grandparents on my Father’s side and my Aboriginal family on my Mother’s side. I believe having this diverse background has given me the opportunity to see and design from a different perspective. I pride myself on designing for today’s diverse audience and understanding what is needed to communicate with unique groups of people. 

I believe design should be used to enact change. 

My work tells a story and is made for everyone.” 

The story of Yangku

“Through this artwork I wanted to reference safety and empowerment in the modern digital world in a way that connects to a First Nations audience.

Our modern digital world is represented through forms that signify the themes of circuit boards and coding and an overall ‘cyber’ feel. Within these forms, however, I wanted to incorporate the use of traditional shapes to connect to—and represent—the audience.

The blue colours chosen reflect the cool, sleek nature of cyber and the blue light of computers, while the pink/red colour represents coding and our digital footprint. Overall, each shape and colour choice relates to the targeted audience as well as references the digital realm. The overarching aim of the piece being to represent two-way learning, safety and the empowerment that comes with protecting yourself online.”

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