Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.
22 Aug 2014
Have your say on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s revised version of the Guide to information security: ‘Reasonable steps’ to protect personal information.
The revised guide provides information on the reasonable steps organisations are required to take under the reformed Privacy Act to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference and loss, and rom unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The consultation is open until Wednesday 27 August.
27 Jun 2014
Did you lock your front door today? Protecting your personal information is just as important. So do you know what you need to protect and how?
Check out the video at http://www.ato.gov.au/identitycrime and make protecting your personal information part of your day.
22 May 2014
Online fraud occurs when an individual or a business responds in some manner to an unsolicited invitation received via the internet and suffers financial or other detrimental effects as a result.
This paper explores the challenges of responding to online fraud victimisation in Australia and describes some of the specific support services that have recently emerged to support victims of this crime.
01 May 2014
Australians lost more than $93 million to scams in 2012 - but the real figure is likely to be much higher, as many scams are not reported.
Australians can get handy tips to avoid common scams by watching a fun, informative series of short videos called Stevieâ€™s Scam School, developed by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
02 Aug 2013
The percentage of Australian 8 to 9 year olds who rate the internet as ‘very important’ in their lives has doubled since 2009, according to research released today by the ACMA. The Like, Post, Share: Young Australians’ experience of social media research report was launched today at the 2013 Cybersafety Summit.
Do not respond to emails that ask you for a password or financial information.