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Malware

Aug 14, 2018 - Malware (short for 'malicious software') is software that cyber criminals use to harm your computer system or network. Cyber criminals can use malware to gain access to your computer without you knowing, in targeted or broad-based attacks. Cyber criminals use malware for different reasons, most commonly to steal your confidential information, hold you to ransom or install damaging programs onto your device without your knowledge. Malware can get onto your device or system when you visit an untrustworthy website or download an infected file via an email or a portable device,…
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Cyber hygiene

Aug 13, 2018 - Cyber criminals target small Australian businesses because they believe them to have weak cyber security. According to a 2016 report by cybersecurity firm Symantec, 43 percent of spearphising attacks in 2015 were targeted against small businesses. Here are things you can do to protect your small or medium enterprise (SME).
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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.

Ransomware continues to target Australians

Jul 1, 2018 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is asking Australians to remain vigilant of ransomware and the damage it can cause. The Centre is urging all Australians, including businesses owners and operators to patch their systems. "Ransomware continues to be one of the greatest cyber security threats to us all. And due to its non-discriminatory nature, if your network is unprotected you may fall victim" said head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre Alastair MacGibbon.
Mitigating security incidents

How to mitigate cyber security incidents

Jul 1, 2018 - Today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of cyber security strategies published that tailor to all sorts of infrastructures, market categories and cyber threats. Knowing which strategies apply to your organisation and where to start cyber resilience activities can be an overwhelming task. To address this issue, we have compiled a list of mitigation strategies that organisations can use as starting points to improve their cyber resilience and technical details of these strategies. While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, we have…

How do I keep my devices up to date?

Jul 1, 2018 - When you're alerted to a security update for your operating system or one of your apps, don't ignore it ' install it as soon as possible. These updates aren't just about adding new features. They're also about fixing weaknesses that cybercriminals use to gain access to your device.