Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
The Australian Government takes the issues of cybersecurity very seriously due to the personal and commercial losses that can accrue from cyber fraud. Four websites that are designed as resources to assist industry and consumers to safely and reliably use the technologies that we take for granted today, computers, smartphones, the internet, on-line commercial transactions and so-on, are:
Each site is useful and they are very much interconnected. The sites are about getting a message out, providing advice and resources that will help the wider community with accessing and using the web-based technology and services of these times.
Resource for Grandparents
Free Book “As a grandparent or carer, you have an important role to play in protecting the online safety of the children in your life. But knowing how to help them can be tricky, especially if you are not a tech expert. So this free book makes it easier for you.” The Online safety for grandparents and carers page also has an option to Order a hard copy of the booklet.
The Online safety for grandparents and carers booklet covers key advice about online safety issues that can affect children and young people. It includes a range of practical tips, to help you talk about issues and manage them. Click the image below to download the pdf.