The prevention of cybercrime through raising community awareness and education is a key responsibility, along with cyber investigative and capability support across the organisation.
Please be aware of the following:
- Your computers and systems can become infected when users visit unsafe or suspicious websites, open emails or files from unknown sources.
- Back up your computers and phones regularly, to help protect against ransomware attacks.
- What you share online, criminals who commit offences such as romance fraud trawl through profiles and piece together information such as wealth and lifestyle, in order to manipulate their victims.
- Bullying, including cyberbullying is never ok! It’s hurtful and can impact someone for a long time. Remember, you’re not alone. There are people you can talk to and things you can do to stop the bullying.
- Don’t use default or simple passwords, regularly change your passwords, and don’t reuse them across multiple sites or applications.
To achieve these goals the unit works with a number of national organisations, including the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Federal Police, idCare, e-Safety Commissioner and more.