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As a small business owner, contractor or employee, it is your responsibility to safeguard your customers’ personal information.

Cyber Wardens, an initiative of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), has been created to assist Australian small businesses in locking their digital doors. COSBOA is providing their members with access to this free digital cyber security course to help them action simple ways to protect their business and customers.

Enrol today to start your free Cyber Wardens training.

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About the Cyber Wardens course

The Cyber Wardens program is a simple education tool designed to make your small business cyber-safe. Educating your team about cyber threats will help to protect your small business against cyber threats and recover from a cyber attack.

What you'll learn

Course modules

Designed for busy small business owners and employees, you don't have to finish the course in one go! You can save your progress and resume training at any point.

Cyber Wardens introduction

Learn what it means to be a Cyber Warden and why cyber security matters for your business.

Why you need to lock your digital doors

Learn the types of data your small business is made of and why it's important to keep your data protected.

How to protect your data and lock your digital doors

Learn the three basic steps to implement to protect your data and avoid cyber attacks.

Scams: How to protect yourself

Learn about the most common cyber attacks small businesses face and how to protect yourself against them.

Cyber Wardens summary

Learn the steps to take if your business is scammed and how to recover from a cyber attack.

Join the thousands of Australian small businesses already protecting themselves against cyber threats.

Frequently asked questions

Cyber Wardens is an initiative of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA), supported by the Australian Government and an industry alliance led by Telstra, CommBank and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Our mission is to inspire every Australian small business to train and support their own Cyber Security Warden. We do this by offering quick, accessible and free training to small business owners and employees to help them defend against cyber attacks.

Yes! Taking the Level One Cyber Wardens course is just the first step towards protecting your small business against cyber threats. Once you complete the training, we will keep you updated on new program developments and send cyber safety news and tips for your business.

The Cyber Wardens online course is made for busy small businesses and takes only 45 minutes to complete. No buzz, no jargon - just practical and quick cyber safety solutions to help you and your team protect your business and keep cyber criminals out.

A trained Cyber Warden could save your small business $46,000*

*Figure based on identifying and preventing a single email attack as detailed in the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Threat Report 2020/21.