Cyber Security

TasICT is dedicated to empowering Tasmanians through technology by providing essential information on Cyber Security – the threats, how to protect yourself, how to report a cyber crime/incident and how to obtain formal education. This page is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to keep your personal and business information safe from cyber attacks along with who to reach out to if you need help.

Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

The ACSC leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. They provide advice and information about how to protect yourself and your business online

To report a cybercrime, incident or vulnerability to the ACSC

Useful Resources on How To Protect Yourself

Preparation is key to successful Cyber Security management. The following is a list of using resources to help you understand the risks and what you can do to minimise:

Professional Networking

There are several groups operating in Tasmania that provide opportunity for you to attend events to network with others who have an interest in cyber security.

Cyber Security Professional Services

Need assistance with cyber security strategy development, solution implementation, incident response planning, incident management and forensics? TasICT have a number of member organisations who provide professional services and helpful information that may assist you, including:

Cyber Security Training

If you are interested in training here are some links to both formal and
informal training resources:

Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI (GenAI) is technology that allows the programmatic creation of new and original content including speech, text, images, video and music. GenAI can analyse, improve or alter existing content, and it can create new data elements and models of tangible objects such as civil structures, components and drugs.

In the context of cyber security, the risks associated with GenAI are significant and rapidly evolving. Some of these risks include accuracy, inherent biases, intellectual property and copyright risks, and a lack of transparency of the GenAI models themselves. Malicious actors may use GenAI systems for cyber attacks and fraud, such as deepfakes and hallucinations.

TasICT encourages all members to become familiar with this emerging technology.

“Trustworthy, ethical, safe and secure, this is the generative artificial intelligence we want and need. With the international principles and the Code of Conduct, the EU and our like-minded partners can lead the way in making sure AI brings benefits while addressing its risks. We call on developers of generative AI to commit to the application of the Code of Conduct.” Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency

Major Announcements concerning AI

Australian Government: Safe and Responsible AI

G7 Leaders release AI Governance Code

European Commission Welcomes Leaders’ Agreement

US President issues Executive Order on AI