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Online fraud and shopping scams among the top cybercrimes targeting Australians

Australians are urged to be vigilant and protect themselves online, especially over the busy festive period. The Australian Cyber Security Centre receives one cybercrime report every ten minutes from individuals and businesses. The most common types of cybercrime reported are identity theft, online fraud, shopping scams, online romance scams and business email compromise.  Cybercriminals don’t […]

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Cybercriminals targeting unpatched versions of Windows to take control of users’ computers

What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received reports that hackers are using a security vulnerability called BlueKeep to install malicious software on devices using older versions of Windows. This follows on from the Stay Smart Online Alerts issued in August and May, urging users of pre-Windows 10 operating software to update their software immediately to protect against this vulnerability. […]

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Widespread Emotet malicious software targeting businesses and individuals

What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a widespread malicious email virus (malware), known as ‘Emotet’, targeting Australian businesses and individuals. Cybercriminals use malware for different reasons, most commonly to steal personal or valuable information from which they can profit, hold recipients to ransom or install damaging programs onto devices without […]

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Scam text messages targeting Australia Post customers

What’s happened? Australia Post is warning the community of widespread scam text messages telling customers there are problems delivering a package, or that a parcel won’t be delivered “due to unverified shipping address.” The text messages use AusPost as the sender name (which means it appears in the same text thread as other legitimate AusPost communications) and […]

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Grow with Google

This digital skills training for local businesses is bringing best-practice workshops and hands-on demos to Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne on Friday 25th October 2019, from 7.30am to 9.30am (scroll down for other cities). Whether you’re a business owner, a journalist, a nonprofit, an educator or just hoping to learn a new skill, Grow with Google’s […]

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It’s Stay Smart Online Week!

It’s Stay Smart Online Week (7 – 13 October 2019). Find out how you can help to reverse the threat of cyber-crime at Stay Smart Online, an initiative by the Australian Government. 6.09 million adults in Australia experienced cyber crime in 2017. Cyber crime is a big problem in Australia and all over the world. […]

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Skill Up Through Online Learning

You might have heard of e-learning, webinars or CBT (computer based training) before. But what is it and how can you benefit? Digital training generally lets you learn more independently: Any location with Internet Access At your own pace Not sure how to use WordPress? Trouble creating a PowerPoint presentation? Need a tutorial on how […]

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Caravanning Tasmania Gets Social

Caravanning Tasmania Association, with the assistance of the Small Business Digital Champions project, went social. The association can now be found on Facebook and Instagram. The new presence on social media enables the Tasmanian state association and its 38 member businesses to reach more potential customers by showcasing their product and destination. While both social […]

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Seven rules for going digital

Leaders need to change their approach No longer is command and control the best way to manage a business. By necessity, a leader needs to become more collaborative, a co-creator with colleagues and customers. Focus on the customer This is the Jeff Bezos way. Businesses and their leaders need to have this as a primary […]

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Time to freshen up your online life!

Spring is a great time for a clean out — so why not give your online life a fresh start as well? Refreshing your online life is simple and can greatly limit the exposure of your information online. Here are some tips to get your digital spring clean started: 1. Clean up your computer Ensure […]

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Cyber Security Small Business Program

This program provides businesses with 19 or fewer employees with a grant of up to $2,100 for a certified small business cyber security health check to determine business risk and areas that need attention. Who can apply: At a minimum, you must: have a certified small business health check undertaken by a certified CREST approved […]

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NBN™ for Small Businesses

NBN Co. is past the halfway point in rolling out the nbn™ broadband access network across Australia. So it’s all about putting their knowledge in your hands, to keep you informed and help your experience be as seamless as possible. Read more about the nbn™ here and check the timing for the nbn™ to arrive […]

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Users of older versions of Windows urged to update their software immediately

What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects older versions of Windows operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. Hackers can use the BlueKeep vulnerability to access computers and devices that don’t have the latest software updates. Once […]

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Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions

ASBAS Digital Solutions provides small business with low cost, high quality advice on a range of digital solutions to help them meet their business needs and grow their digital capabilities. They use service providers across regional and metropolitan Australia to give small business operators professional low cost advice. Services are being delivered through a mix […]

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Websites

A website is the digital home of your business and an opportunity to present your product/services to a large audience. Unlike printed brochures a website should be continuously updated with fresh content. You will need the following: Domain Name/Address The domain name is the address of your website where visitors will find your online presence. […]

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Software

Computer programs; also called applications, that perform a specific function. Software is generally installed on hardware (your computer) as an interface to perform tasks and increase productivity. Examples are Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Ecxel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc), browsers (e.g. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc), inventory systems, reservation systems (e.g. RMS) or accounting systems (e.g. MYOB, Xero, […]

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Hardware

Computer hardware consists of a wide range of components. Basically every component that you can touch is considered as hardware. There is the ‘computer’ itself, which can be a desktop, laptop or tablet computer. Businesses often use a server for central storage of files. The computer then uses Peripheral devices such as a screen, a […]

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Where do you need Assistance?

In order to deliver the most for you we need your input. Please take a moment to complete our questionnaire to assist us with assessing the digital needs of the small businesses (with 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees) in our industry. Your cooperation is much appreciated. […]

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Digital Transformation for Small Business

Caravan Industry Association of Australia is very pleased to have been selected as one of 15 industry associations to be involved in the Australian Government’s Small Business Digital Champions initiative. The Digital Champions initiative is designed to assist businesses engaging with digital technology and unlock their potential to become more effective, competitive and profitable. As […]

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Own your Business on Google

Back in the days we used phone books and printed maps. Today, we just use our smartphones and google it! It is therefore important, that your business is listed on Google Search and Google Maps. If not, customers can’t find you and therefore you don’t exist. Check if your Business is listed on Google Check […]

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Upgraded: NTcaravanpark.com.au → caravanNT.com.au

The Northern Territory Caravan Parks Association (NTCPA) have upgraded their website with the assistance of the Small Business Digital Champions project, benefiting their 28 existing members and helping with the acquisition of new members. The website has been redesigned with the following in mind: User friendly information Responsive design to work on computers, tablets and […]

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