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  • Blog Post: Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

    Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation. The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & AFP online safety program, ThinkUKnow, receives the NAPCAN Outstanding Prevention Initiative Award

    Today, during National Child Protection Week (NCPW), ThinkUKnow was awarded ‘Outstanding Prevention Initiative’ by the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, at the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) ‘Play Your Part’ Awards...
  • Blog Post: Safer Internet Day 2013

    Safer Internet Day is an annual event organised by the European network for internet safety, Insafe . This year, Safer Internet Day will be held on 5 February and celebrated in more than 60 countries worldwide. The theme of Safer Internet Day 2013 is “Online Rights and Responsibilities”...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft welcomes Social Networking Protocol

    Microsoft today welcomed the Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling announced by the Prime Minister which calls on major technology companies to work co-operatively with Government, law enforcement agencies and the community to help address the issue of online bullying. “Technology...
  • Blog Post: A little known feature making a big difference

    As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week , we wanted to highlight one of the lesser known features in your browser that is making a big difference to the safety of Australian consumers online. It’s called SmartScreen Application Reputation and it’s a free feature switched on by default...
  • Blog Post: PhotoDNA - Science on the Side of Abused Kids

    Like many, I’ve long been a fan of the television show CSI:at least in most of its incarnations. I’ve often wondered though whether the amazing application of scientific techniques could really support law enforcement as easily as it is sometimes portrayed in the show’s episodes. Could...
  • Blog Post: Cyber safety online survey for young Australians

    The Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety is conducting an online survey of Australian youth aged 5-18 years to gain insight into their experiences online. Microsoft Australia supports the survey to ensure the Committee is able to attain important information to the online habits of young Australians...
  • Blog Post: Scams beware

    Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Australia, discusses the technology scam targeting Australian residents. The scammers are ringing up consumers pretending to be from Microsoft, saying incorrectly there is a virus in their computer that they allege they can fix. Our advice continues...
  • Blog Post: Australian Policymakers Play Key Role in Cloud Safety

    Posted by Julie Inman-Grant Director, Privacy and Internet Safety Outreach, Trustworthy Computing The explosive growth of cloud computing services and Internet-connected mobile devices is creating exciting opportunities for users to connect, share common interests and access information. Australians...
  • Blog Post: Security Update from Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Australia

    Thanks for your comments on my recent blog post on GovTech. You may have also seen my interview recently, published on the Sydney Morning Herald website which also appeared on Brisbane Times , The Age and WA Today . I been reading through these comments regarding protection from fraud and just wanted...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Cybercrime

    In cooperation with INTERPOL , Microsoft today announced the free international distribution of Microsoft’s Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) forensics tool to law enforcement in 187 countries worldwide. COFEE is a tool that helps simplify the very complex problem of gathering “live...
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