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Stay Smart Online (SSO)

Security Tips for Social Media

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on simple yet effective strategies that both organisations and individuals can implement to secure their use of social media services. .
Safer Internet Day

ACSC celebrates Safer Internet Day

Feb 5, 2019 - Today marks Safer Internet Day (SID), and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is a proud partner in supporting this year's theme -- 'Together for a better internet'. SID is an annual, worldwide event led by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. This year they are encouraging individuals to create a better internet by developing four critical skills known as the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and…

A curious mind - CYSCA 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - Australia's flagship national cyber security challenge wrapped up in Melbourne yesterday after a record number of Australian tertiary students battled to reverse real-world cyber threats around Australia. Defending champion the University of New South Wales was victorious again, taking first and second place, with Monash University coming third. For the first time ever, eight teams competed live in Melbourne including…
Stay Smart Online Week 2018 in Melbourne

Reversing the threat of cyber crime together

Oct 9, 2018 - In a show of strength to reverse the threat of cybercrime for all Australians, members of the business, government and cyber security community gathered for national Stay Smart Online Week 2018 in Melbourne today to share information about the latest challenges in cyber security in Australia and confirm their commitment to supporting a cyber-aware community. Hosted by ANZ the Stay Smart Online Week Industry Breakfast…

Stay Smart Online. Reverse the Threat

Oct 8, 2018 - Each year the number of Australians impacted by cybercriminals continues to rise. In 2017, over 6 million adult Australians were impacted by cybercrime - that's one in every four Australians. This is a statistic that needs to be reversed. At a time when the majority of us are online to conduct our day-to-day activities, cybercriminals are looking for gaps in our online accounts, in an attempt to exploit our busy lives…

One in four Australians hit by cybercrime - reversing the threat

Oct 7, 2018 - Cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime is harming more and more Australians every day, and it’s time to reverse the threat. ‘One in four Australians were hit by cybercrime last year – that’s over 6 million Australians. If we’re going to fight back, we need to work together,’ Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), said on the eve of Stay Smart Online Week 2018. This year, Stay Smart Online is…
Staff awareness

Improving staff awareness

Aug 13, 2018 - Staff will always be an organisation's greatest asset and greatest risk---especially when it comes to cyber security. One wrong click by a staff member, whether intentional or not, can destroy networks. Improving staff awareness of cyber security issues and threats, including the risk environment for your organisaiton, needs to be a priority for all businesses, and there are some easy and effective ways to do it…
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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…
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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…
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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. .