General guidance

CERT Australia provides a range of general guidance to help organisations deal with the impacts of cyber security incidents and how to guard against them.

We produce helpful guides and further resources are available at Stay Smart Online and the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

We strongly recommend all organisations implement the Australian Signals Directorate’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies.This is a prioritised list of practical actions that your organisation can use to make your computers more secure. You can customise this guidance based on your risk profile and the threats you are most concerned about. A large number of cyber incidents can be avoided by employing these strategies.

Businesses should also consider cyber security when making informed, risk-based decisions about:

  • security posture and policy
  • resources—people and technology
  • organisational culture and behaviours.

Prioritising IT security resources and expertise is one of the smartest investments you can make for your business and its online presence.


Current threats

For guidance on specific or active threats, see our threats page.