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Stay Smart Online Week Kicks off in Canberra

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, has today launched the 2016 Stay Smart Online Week at the National Library of Australia.

According to Tehan, cybercrime is costing the Australian economy $1billion every year. He expects this cost to increase with reports indicating that 90 per cent of Australians will be online by 2017.

“There have been more than 74,000 cybercrimes reported since November 2014, with online scams and fraud accounting for 42 per cent," Tehan said.

“These statistics demonstrate the importance of every Australian taking responsibility for their own cyber security.”

The theme of this year’s Stay Smart Online week, is “Cyber Safety from the Lounge Room to the Board Room” aimed at promoting safe online security practices at work and at home.

To further assist Australians in protecting themselves, two user guides have been made available on the website along with some “Top Tips” on how to stay safe at home and at work.

The Top Tips offer advice on:

  • Securing your mobile device
  • Securing your desktop or laptop computer
  • Protecting your online accounts
  • Safely connecting and sharing
  • Protecting your child
  • Buying/Selling online


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