ACSC launches cybersecurity guides in 20 languages

The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has provided guides translated into regional languages found across the Indo-Pacific, stressing the need to strengthen cybersecurity amongst Australia’s regional neighbours.

The “easy-to-follow” cybersecurity advice guides, which are aimed at bolstering the security of infrastructure assets against malicious cyber threats, will be translated into more than 20 languages found across the region.

The ACSC said the move would assist other countries with improving their cybersecurity protections, and help them face threats from cybercrime and malicious online actors targeting businesses, governments and citizens in their territories.

According to the ACSC, the translated guides would give practical advice to secure devices, identify threats, and increase cyber security awareness.

“These guides will be freely available, including through Australian diplomatic posts and via cyber incident first responders across the Indo-Pacific, through the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON),” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles in a statement.

“They will also support a diverse range of communities here in Australia, being made publicly accessible to all Australians.

Marles added: “None of us can address this challenge alone.

“By following the simple steps in these guides, businesses, organisations and individuals can tap into help from Australia’s cyber experts to strengthen their cyber security, and better protect their data and assets online.”