Australian Government and Quango Resources

The Australian Government has done much to try and help consumer cyber security including the following:

ACORN (http://www.acorn.gov.au/) provides an online cyber security incident reporting mechanism for individuals and small and medium businesses.

ASD The ASD (http://www.asd.gov.au/about/index.htm) holds significant cyber security resources on its public website for organisations. The ASD is also the award winning creator of the ASD Top 4 mitigation strategies, which nominally prevents 85% of targeted attacks directly to machines and devices.

CERT (https://www.cert.gov.au/) provides Australian critical infrastructure cyber security resources

CREST (http://www.crest-approved.org/) CREST approved ethical penetration testers.

Cyber Smart (http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ ) provides information, guides and support tools for parents, teachers, toddlers, children and teens. They also partner with ACMA and Kids Helpline.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner (www.esafety.gov.au) provides online safety information, programs and resources for children and schools. The resources also include a cyber bullying complaints process. (https://www.esafety.gov.au/cyberbullying-complaint)

Privacy Commissioner http://www.oaic.gov.au/, which provides privacy and compliance information. It also provides tips for health records http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/e-health-records

Scam Watch http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/693900 provides information about known scams in the Australian market.

Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/ provides cyber security information for consumers and small businesses.

Think U Know (http://www.thinkuknow.org.au) provides information relating to, in particular, child safety online. The information includes:

TISN (http://www.tisn.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx) Australian critical infrastructure cyber security resources

Virtual Global Taskforce http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/ provides an International reporting mechanism for illegal activities and child abuse online. It is also referred to by Think u know

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