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Stay Smart Online Advice Regarding Security When Working From Home. 15.04.2020



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15 April 2020

As a key measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of us are now working from home. However this can present cyber security challenges, particularly if it is the first time you are working remotely.

In the workplace, people are often able to rely on their organisation’s cyber security to help keep them safe online. As we move to the home environment, we can’t always pay the same attention to the cyber security of our personal devices.

Sadly, people working from home have become targets for cybercriminals, so it’s more important than ever for staff to be careful and take action to protect their work and household’s cyber security.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has published this easy to follow Guide: Cyber security tips when working from home, which includes nine practical steps for staying secure online.

We strongly encourage you to follow this Guide and share it with your colleagues, staff, customers, family and friends.

More information
Visit for advice and guidance to help you protect your systems, data and personal information during COVID-19.

To stay up-to-date on the latest online threats and how to respond, follow us on Facebook and sign up to the Stay Smart Online Alert Service.

If you’ve suffered financial loss from cybercrime, report it to ReportCyber at

You can also visit one our government partners, such as ACCC, eSafety and OAIC, for more valuable support, tips and resources during COVID-19.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone’s circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.

Thank you to those subscribers who have provided feedback to our Alerts and Newsletters. We are very interested in your feedback and where possible take on board your suggestions or requests.

This information has been prepared by the ACSC. It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.
This information is general information only and is intended for use by private individuals and small to medium sized businesses. If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.
The Commonwealth and all other persons associated with this advisory accept no liability for any damage, loss or expense incurred as a result of the provision of this information, whether by way of negligence or otherwise.
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Please note that third party views or recommendations included in this information do not reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action. The Commonwealth also cannot verify the accuracy of any third party material included in this information.


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