October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) theme for 2022 is ‘Have you been hacked?’.

Throughout October, the ACSC will focus on a number of weekly themes including:

  • Is your email secure?
  • How to act now to stay secure.
  • It’s time to take action.

To complement Cyber Security Awareness Month, the ACSC has also built a helpful tool – Have you been hacked?.

The first steps to staying cyber secure include:

  • are turning on automatic software updates
  • regularly backing up your devices
  • switching on multi-factor authentication
  • using passphrases
  • securing mobile devices
  • watching out for cyber scams.

The ACSC has free resources available for all Australians, including step by step guides, quizzes and advice to help stay cyber secure. 

Learn more about Cyber Security Awareness Month.