The Australian Communications and Media Authority joins over 535 public, private and community organisations around Australia today to promote important cyber security messages during National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011.
‘Everyone, everywhere, needs to be mindful of security issues whenever and however they go online,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
‘To be part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week again nicely complements the ACMA’s various cybersafety programs.’
National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an Australian Government initiative that runs from today until 3 June and is held annually in partnership with industry, community and consumer groups and all levels of government.
The aim of the Awareness Week is to help Australians better understand cyber security risks and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves and their children online.
This year, over 45 events will be held across the nation. The ACMA’s range of activities and events include:
-the release of research today commissioned by the ACMA on international approaches to cyber security education
-conducting an interactive shared learning Cybersmart Hero Event at International Grammar School in Ultimo on Tuesday 31 May and nine Cybersmart Detective events across Australia
-launching NetBasics, an exciting new cyber security education resource for secondary school students, on Wednesday 1 June at Marsden High School in Sydney
-participating in an Australian Communications Consumer Action Network roundtable discussion on ‘smartphone safety’ on Thursday 2 June