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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: Helping children become safe and secure online

    Microsoft takes the safety of children online seriously. Through our partnership with the AFP & Datacom on the ThinkUKnow program in Australia, we aim to educate parents on how they can keep their children safe online every day of the year. Microsoft partners with the Australian Government to...
  • 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: 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: Cybersmart program ‘Tagged’

    As a member of the Government's Consultative Working Group on Cyber Safety, Microsoft is pleased to highlight ‘Tagged’, a short film for teenagers that explores themes of cyberbullying, sexting and digital reputation developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Cybersmart...
  • 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: 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: Keeping Safe Online this Festive Season

    Earlier this month the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy launched their Cyber Security Festive Season Awareness Initiative , which Microsoft is proud to be supporting. With the holidays just around the corner it is important that people are taking measures to keep themselves...
  • Blog Post: Cybersafety Help Button

    The Cybersafety Help Button is a new Australian Government initiative designed to keep children and families safe online. It is an online resource that gives children and young people easy access to cybersafety help and information. Microsoft Australia is proud to support this initiative. The internet...
  • Blog Post: National Child Protection Week

    This week the Australian Federal Police (AFP) released a new ThinkUKnow video highlighting the dangers of texting images. The video was launched to coincide with White Balloon Day and National Child Protection Week. National Child Protection Week is an initiative led by the National Association for the...
  • Blog Post: Managing and protecting software vulnerabilities

    Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in software that enable an attacker to compromise the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of that software. As long as human beings write software code, no software is perfect and mistakes that lead to imperfections and vulnerabilities in software will be made....
  • 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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