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Stay Smart Online

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Each year, through Stay Smart Online Week, the Australian Government works with governments, industry, small business operators and community groups to raise awareness about the ways people can protect themselves online.

This year, Stay Smart online continues the 'Reverse the Threat' of cybercrime theme and empowers Australians to take control of their online identity by reviewing privacy settings, knowing how to spot phishing scams, creating strong and unique passwords and turning on two-factor authentication.

Every day cybercriminals steal the online identities of people just like you. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, whether you are male or female, or where you live, cybercriminals look to take advantage of people who make it easy for them to steal from.

The statistics tell us that the risk of falling victim to online crime is climbing every day.

Almost one in three Australian adults were impacted by cybercrime in 2018, and victims can spend so much time, energy and emotion recovering from the damage caused.

But Australians still think about their personal information differently to their physical belongings. Isn't it strange how we always lock our front door, but not our computer?

Don’t wait for a cybercriminal to steal your identity, take control of your online identity today with a few easy steps:

  • Setting your social media to private. Cybercriminals can piece together info from your social media and all over the internet to steal your identity. Check the privacy settings on your devices, apps and social media so that you’re only sharing information with people you know. Complete your privacy check-up.
  • Using a different password for each of your important online accounts. Passwords are the first line of defence against cybercriminals. If you’re using the same password on multiple accounts, by guessing one of your passwords a cybercriminal could access all of your accounts. Make a pledge for better password security.
  • Never provide your details via a link in a message.Scam messages are one of the most common ways cybercriminals try to steal your information online. Think you know how to spot a scam? Put your skills to the test – take the quiz.


My Guide

Our top tips and techniques for individuals to stay secure when working, socialising or just browsing online.

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Small Business Guide: Protect your business in 5 minutes

This short guide will help you take the first steps toward protecting your valuable business and customer information. It will only take you five minutes to read through the five easy steps.

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Awareness Program Implementation Guide

How can you improve employee awareness of cyber security and safety risks?

To help your business stay safe and secure online, we have collated the top tips from businesses that are effectively managing their information security risks.

This Guide provides practical tips for businesses of all sizes and stages – whatever your budget.

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