While most Australians believe the internet has improved their daily lives, many users have also suffered from an online security breach, new ACMA research shows. The research is the second report in the ACMA’s Communications report 2011–12 series.
Australians are increasingly relying on the internet in their everyday lives for banking, shopping, education and communication. It is, therefore, important that they are able to use the internet in a secure and confident manner.
The government has established a range of initiatives to raise the awareness of Australian internet users about the importance of cybersecurity and the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.
National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an Australian Government initiative, held annually in partnership with industry, community and consumer groups and state and territory governments.
The latest generation of mobile phones offers users exciting new capabilities. Many of the latest mobile phones allow access to the internet, email and third-party applications.