Live safely

Welcome to Cyber Sense, the ANU community's hub for learning and seeking help to live safely online.

Cyber Sense is the home of practical online advice and support.


Need immediate cyber security help?
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Threat Counter

Number of attacks against the ANU networks and systems that were detected and stopped.


The counter shows the scale of the threat against the ANU and our work.

Every minute of every day malicious individuals, organisations and state-based actors are seeking to undermine our academic freedoms, steal our world-leading research, and harvest sensitive personal information of our community members.

Keep reading to understand the simple steps that each of us can and should take to protect ourselves and our ANU community.

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Welcome to Cyber Sense Training

Meet Chris – she’s a comedian, who is going to walk you through the Cyber Sense training program. What does she know about cyber safety? Nothing. So strap in, this isn’t your regular training video.

We're all in this together

Our university is a community where big ideas are developed, contested, improved and shared: all in the pursuit of our joint goal: academic excellence. ANU has achieved this through the core principle of academic freedom.

Like all important freedoms, academic freedom must be actively nurtured and protected. For ANU, this means protecting our identities, our reputations and platform from accidental and malicious damage.

Cyber safety impacts everyone and the ANU community needs everyone to do their best to improve their cyber instincts; in order to protect themselves and those around them.

The ANU has support staff ensuring our systems are secure and our network borders are patrolled, but our defences are strongest when we all work together and implement simple steps to live safely online.

Think you may have been hacked,
phished or scammed?
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If you suspect you have been attacked, the ANU Cyber Sense community is here to help. Follow the link above for information on how to confirm, report and recover from your cyber attack.