Australians have been urged to follow individual security precautions as part of this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month theme, “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart”.
Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie has encouraged Australians to take precautions against common cyber security threats as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021, with this year’s theme “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart”.
Assistant Minister Hastie urged all Australians to follow the advice of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) by taking personal precautions to mitigate the threat of succumbing to cyber crime.
He warned all Australians that that cyber criminals are inventing more sophisticated means of taking advantage of people from all walks of life.
“The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s latest Annual Cyber Threat Report shows that malicious cyber actors and criminals are becoming increasingly innovative and active in targeting Australians online,” Assistant Minister Hastie said.
“Cyber criminals are constantly on the hunt for poorly-secured devices and accounts to exploit, including for major attacks such as identify theft, ransomware, and business email compromise.”