The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a video on YouTube aimed at educating Australians at work and at home on the cyber threat.
“Two of the key roles of the ACSC are to raise awareness of cyber security and enable reporting of cyber security incidents.”
“This video is titled “Recognise. Report.” and aims to build awareness of the cyber threat and encourage reporting.”
“The ACSC is trying a different approach to traditional methods of security communication.”
“We have taken a light hearted approach, simplified the message, and concluded with a strong call to action to report suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.”
“We envisage “Recognise. Report.” will be a useful resource for organisations to start a conversation about protecting their vital information,” said a spokesperson from the ACSC.
Every report helps the ACSC to develop a better understanding of the threat environment and will assist other organisations who are also at risk. Cyber security incident reports are also used in aggregate to develop new defensive techniques and training measures to help prevent future incidents.
The video is available at the new ACSC YouTube channel. The ACSC receives reporting from Australian business and government agencies, while members of the public are referred to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN). The ACORN is a secure reporting and referral service for all Australians for cybercrime and any online incidents that may be in breach of Australian law.