Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), a time for all Australians to improve their cyber security knowledge and take action to protect their information and devices.

The theme for 2023, ‘Be cyber wise – don’t compromise’, encourages us all to take 4 simple steps to be more cyber wise:

  1. 1. Update your devices regularly
  2. 2. Turn on multi-factor authentication
  3. 3. Backup your important files
  4. 4. Use passphrases and password managers

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) states, “Cybercrime reports are increasing, but by taking these simple steps everyone can play a part to make Australia the most secure place to connect online. Our latest Annual Threat Report found that during the 2021-22 financial year, one cybercrime was reported to us every 7 minutes, a 13% increase from the previous financial year. We have resources to guide you through the simple steps you can take to be cyber wise and avoid the compromise of your devices and accounts.”

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