The Australian government will provide $13.6 million to protect Australians from sophisticated online attacks targeting their home computers and small businesses.
This amount is a part of the $73.6 million government initiative to to strengthen the electronic operating environment for business and home users, and government agencies. The Australian Government has identified the protection of home users and SMEs from electronic attacks and fraud as an important priority. The government will use the $13.6 million for various e-Security purposes. The government will organise an annual National e-Security Awareness Week in collaboration industry and community organizations to raise the level of awareness of e-Security threats and to encourage smart online practices. The expansion of the Stay Smart Online Web site twill include a National Alert Service to provide home users and small businesses with up-to-date information on e-Security threats.