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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: Safer Internet Day - Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Services, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to ThinkUKnow

    Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to the ThinkUKnow program. The partnership will help deliver more training to more parents on this extremely important topic, resulting in a safer online environment for children. We are proud to...
  • 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: Parents across regional Queensland connect to ThinkUKnow

    The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) together with ThinkUKnow, an initiative of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft, and supported by ninemsn and Datacom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver cyber-safety training to parents across Queensland. The...
  • 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: Tips for Safer Internet Day

    Today is Safer Internet Day around the world, an initiative that has focused attention on the possibilities of the internet as well as it’s dangers over the past years. This year the theme of the day is around the connection that the internet can make across generations as both young and old can...
  • Blog Post: Classrooms across regional NSW connected to cyber safety program ThinkUKnow

    The Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O’Connor, connected Stanmore Public School and Queanbeyan High School to the successful ThinkUKnow program using the NSW Department of Education’s ‘Connected Classroom’ technology. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness...
  • Blog Post: National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011

    Next week marks the start of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Week. Microsoft is proud to be involved in nationwide events supporting the Department of Broadband Communications and Digital Economy’s initiative, Stay Smart Online . As in previous years, National Cyber Security...
  • 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: NSW Department of Education and Training launches short film competition

    Recently the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) launched the 2011 Short Film Awards to secondary students across Australia. This year’s theme is Educ8 UR M8 (educate your mate). The theme aims to motivate students to make short films that encourage their peers to think about content...
  • Blog Post: ThinkUKnow youth section arms children online

    (Joint media release from Microsoft Australia and the Australian Federal Police) Children are being better equipped to combat the dangers of predators and online risks, through the launch of the ‘youth section’ of the ThinkUKnow website today. In a joint initiative of the Australian...
  • 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: Internet Explorer – the best browser for protection against socially engineered malware

    Here at Microsoft Australia we continue to see cyber attacks that rely on distributing socially engineered malware through phishing emails and websites, which is why it was great to see the news that Internet Explorer is the best browser to help protect users against these threats. This month in the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft issues warning on phone scam

    Microsoft issues warning on phone scam from Sassoon G on Vimeo . Microsoft today warned Australians to be wary of a phone scam that has left some victims hundreds of dollars out of pocket. Scammers are using several well-known brands, including Microsoft, to fool people into...
  • Blog Post: Tackling cybercrime

    Recently Stuart Strathdee, chief security advisor, Microsoft Australia, discussed the latest security report, Security Intelligence Report version 9 (SIRv9) in an interview with Sky Business News . The Security Intelligence Report is a comprehensive evaluation of the evolving threat landscape and...
  • Blog Post: ThinkUKnow launches in Darwin

    Today we launched “ThinkUKnow Australia” cyber-safety program in Northern Territory, at Sanderson Middle School in Malak. ThinkUKnow (TUK) is a joint initiative between the AFP and Microsoft Australia which aims to raise awareness about online safety and security issues, particularly those...
  • 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: Tackling the problem of cybercrime

    This week the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications tabled its report of the inquiry into cybercrime . Last year Microsoft presented at the public hearing of the inquiry and stated that alongside the incredible advances from technology comes the inevitable increase in the level...
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