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 the national spot light. 

SIT are joining #StaySmartOnline Week to help #ReverseTheThreat of cybercrime! We’re encouraging everyone to take steps to improve their online security and practice longstanding behaviour change.

You’ve probably heard this message before, but it’s still so important. It’s easy to be safer online through a few simple steps. Simply:

  • Create strong passwords and use two-factor authentication
  • Install the latest updates for your device and apps as soon as they’re available
  • Know how to spot phishing scams on email, SMS and social media
  • Use public Wi-Fi safely


You can get involved too and draw National attention to cybercrime:

There are lots of ways you can get involved in the week including by reversing your website and social pages to black and white, posting on social media, hosting an event for staff or customers, hanging posters around your office or shopfronts, or something completely different.

Every contribution adds to the impact of the campaign to help capture our audience’s attention and encourage them to take steps to lock down their online security.

If you’re not already on board with this campaign get in touch with the Stay Smart Online team.

1 – Norton, Norton Cyber Security Insights Report Global Results (2017)

Contribution from the Australian Cyber Security Centre team