27 May 2011

Cyber Security Awareness Week 30 May - 3 June 2011

National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an Australian Government initiative held annually in partnership with industry, community and consumer groups and state and territory governments. The Week helps Australians understand cybersecurity risks as well as educates home and small business users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

National Cyber Security Awareness Week promotes eight simple tips for better online security:
  • Install and renew your security software and set it to scan regularly.
  • Turn on automatic updates on all your software, including your operating system and other applications.
  • Think carefully before you click on links and attachments, particularly in emails and on social networking sites.
  • Regularly adjust your privacy settings on social networking sites.
  • Report or talk to someone about anything online that makes you uncomfortable or threatened – download the Government's Cybersafety Help Button.
  • Stop and think before you post any photos or financial or personal information about yourself, your friends or family.
  • Use strong passwords and change them at least twice a year.
  • Talk within your family about good online safety.

Find out more at http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/