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As a hairdresser, small business owner, contractor or employee you have a responsibility to protect your clients’ personal information.

Cyber Wardens is an initiative of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) to help support Australian small businesses lock their digital doors. The AHC has organised for members to access this free digital cyber security course, to help you activate simple ways to protect yourself and your clients.

It’s time to be cyber aware.

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“As a small business owner, safeguarding my business and personal assets from cyber threats is paramount. The Cyber Wardens program offers a vital shield against potential scams and hacks by providing essential education to empower my team with the knowledge to recognise and mitigate cyber risks effectively. This program is not just beneficial — it’s essential for fortifying our defenses and ensuring the security and longevity of our operations.” – Sandy Chong, Director, Australian Hairdressing Council

What will you learn in Cyber Wardens training?

At the end of this course, you’ll graduate with:

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Cyber Wardens Skillset
Cyber Wardens Skillset

Learn some simple and effective steps you can take to make your business safer.

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Cyber Wardens Mindset
Cyber Wardens Mindset

Cyber Wardens know that you don’t have to be an IT whiz to keep your business safe. Staying cyber safe is taking steps to secure your business, just like locking a shopfront door and setting the alarm.

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Cyber Wardens Toolkit
Cyber Wardens Toolkit

Get the tips and resources you need to get started, and lock your digital doors to cyber criminals.

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How does a Cyber warden help?

Cyber Cheerleader: Promoting Cyber Safety in their team or business

Role Modelling: Role modelling simple and easy preventative actions

Helper: Point of contact for employees with cyber safety concerns

Organises Expert Assistance: Like talking to your tech supplier about anti-virus software and the best cloud platforms to back up your data

Drill Master: Undertaking Cyber Drills to educate their team

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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.