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Stay Smart Online Week

Stay Smart Online Week

This year, Stay Smart Online Week will run from 7-13 October. This year, we are continuing the 'Reverse the Threat' of cybercrime theme and empowering Australians to take control of their online identity by reviewing privacy settings, knowing how to spot phishing scams, creating strong and unique passwords and turning on two-factor authentication.

About National Awareness Week

When Stay Smart Online Week started in 2008, we had 50 partners. In 2018, we have over 1400 partners helping us to promote the week around Australia, sharing tips and resources with individuals and businesses.

The Stay Smart Online program demonstrates that the partnership approach between business and government is an effective way to boost Australia's cyber resilience.

By encouraging business to share their experience and best practices, it empowers others to learn to better protect their customer information.Our Stay Smart Online partners are invaluable when it comes to helping spread key online safety and security messages throughout the community.

Don't wait for a cyber criminal to steal your identity

Every day cybercriminals steal the online identities of people just like you. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, whether you are male or female, or where you live, cybercriminals look to take advantage of people who make it easy for them to steal from.

The statistics tell us that the risk of falling victim to online crime is climbing every day. 

Almost one in three Australians adults were impacted by cybercrime in 2018, and victims can spend so much time, energy and emotion recovering from the damage caused. 

But Australians still think about their personal information differently to their physical belongings. Isn't it strange how we always lock our front door, but not our computer?

Don’t wait for a cybercriminal to steal your identity – take control of your online identity today with a few easy steps:
Click on the link to complete your privacy checklist