Author: Erica Hardinge

Get involved! Stay Smart Online Week, 8 – 14 October 2018

20/09/2018 By Erica Hardinge

Did you know that 1 in 4 Australians were a victim of cybercrime in 2017? (1) Stay Smart Online week is the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s annual awareness raising week (8-14 October 2018). This year we are launching a bold new initiative called ‘Reverse the Threat’, bringing cybercrime out of the shadows and putting cyber security in […]

Because online safety is a life skill…

24/01/2018 By Erica Hardinge

When I was a kid my parents constantly reminded me of basic life skills: look both ways before you cross the road; don’t talk to strangers; slip, slop, slap;  if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all; don’t watch too much TV, it rots the brain… At first, I’m sure these “parenting slogans” […]

When less is more…

26/11/2017 By Erica Hardinge

At the Security, Influence & Trust Summit 2016 – human centred design, research (presented during the day) and the brains trust of the room, the 100 attendees, came together to create security awareness campaign concepts.  Little did we know, one of these campaigns, #AskOutLoud, would become the proof point for a shared industry, government and […]

When #onething matters

20/10/2017 By Erica Hardinge

Last week, along with over 1,000 of my industry peers, I attended the annual Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National conference. Not for the first time, the attendees and presenters impressed me with their eagerness to share, to improve our profession. But something unusual happened this year… One session, captured the hearts and minds of […]