Be a Caravan Industry Digital Champion in 2021

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To support your business for a prosperous 2021 we offer the Caravan Industry Digital Champions program in collaboration with the team at Tourism Tribe and Navii Digital to provide an opportunity for members of a State Association to apply and participate in a digital upskilling program for the caravanning industry. As part of the Australian […]

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Phone scams impersonating Australian businesses and government agencies

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What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch have received an increased number of reports in the last five days of remote access scams. Members of the public have reported receiving calls from cybercriminals pretending to be from telecommunication companies, government agencies including the Department of Home Affairs, and parcel […]

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Online Conference (21 – 23 July 2020) & Trade Marketplace (16 July – 14 August 2020)

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Online Conference: 21 – 23 July 2020 The online Conference is a series of short-burst and interactive information sessions (both live and pre-recorded) developed for industry professionals. This is a virtual version of the breakout rooms held at our traditional in-person conference. Sessions include: Q&A with Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, […]

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Continued widespread reports of COVID-19 malicious scams

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What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a significant increase in Australians being targeted with COVID-19 themed scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email schemes. Cybercrime actors are pivoting their online criminal methods to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average each month, the ACSC receives about 4,400 cybercrime reports through […]

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Cyber Security (WA: 2 April 2020)

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Cyber security: 2 April 2020, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Join the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to learn about the latest cyber security trends and strategies to protect your businesses. “The latest Cyber threats risks to secure against, including identification of risks across multiple platforms, how to mitigate cyber risk and an […]

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Digital workshop for small business (QLD: 2 April 2020)

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Digital workshop for small business: 2 April 2020 11.00 am – 12.00 pm Keen to get your business going digital? 🖱💻 This workshop is for you! James Orr is an ICT Leader, Business Intelligence Analyst, and Internal Consultant who has held senior roles in the ICT sector over the last 10 years. With a wealth […]

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Digital Transformation for Small Business (SA: 8 April 2020)

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Move your small business into the ever evolving digital world and use digital transformation help your business grow!   Digital transformation is the process of working better, faster and efficiently by using new technology to grow, develop and market your business. Whilst it looks different for every small business, it is inevitable for progression and […]

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Have I been pwned?

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First of all, data breaches occur every single day! That does not mean that your data is being stolen every day, but you never know when your data might have been stolen. This is a very useful tool to check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Enter […]

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Cyber Security: Malware and Fraud (VIC: 27 March 2020)

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Multiple dates and locations CommBank will be hosting Cyber Security events on how to protect yourself and your business, with a focus on malware and fraud. Are you based in Victoria? Hear from the Cyber Outreach and Digital Protection Group on the tools and tradecraft of profit-motivated cybercriminals targeting Australian businesses. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cyber-security-malware-and-fraud-tickets-98152501775   […]

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2020 Caravan Industry National Conference

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Due to COVID-19 the 2020 National Conference has been postponed. We’re awaiting new dates. Further information will be published when it comes to hand.   From 1 – 3 April 2020 the national conference is for people who want to undertake personal development, leaders looking for innovative solutions and businesses keen to connect with the […]

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Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020

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Microsoft has announced that on January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 will end. Microsoft technical support and automatic updates will end on this date, and platform updates for Microsoft Security Essentials will cease as well. Major hardware manufacturers recommend that you begin the process of moving to Windows 10 if your computer has been tested for upgrade […]

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Online fraud and shopping scams among the top cybercrimes targeting Australians

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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

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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

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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

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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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It’s Stay Smart Online Week!

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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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Time to freshen up your online life!

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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

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

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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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Where do you need Assistance?

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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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Small Business Digital Champions

Digital Transformation for Small Business

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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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