Join the cyber security workforce

Australia’s Information Technology (IT) industry is growing rapidly and the demand for talented, knowledgeable and experienced Cyber Security professionals has never been higher. It is estimated that 11,000 new jobs will be created in Adelaide over the next decade, thanks to the opening of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C).

To ensure South Australian’s are ahead of the game, TAFE SA recently launched a state-of the-art Training Security Operations Centre (TSOC) to provide training to help stem the worldwide growth of malicious cyber activity. In addition, TAFE SA offers the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC), the first national skills-based certificate level qualification.

Developed in conjunction with the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, this accredited course will enable you to walk away with a foundation knowledge and technical skill set to seek employment as a cyber security professional or begin a path to further study at university.

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Cyber Security Courses

Qualifications Help…  National Code
Certificate IV in Cyber Security22334VIC
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help…  National Code
Certificate IV in Cyber Security22334VIC
International Courses Help… CRICOS Code
Certificate IV in Cyber Security0100337

Cyber Week

Cyber Security week (26-30 October) is being held once again to provide opportunities for Australian cyber security and related organisations to showcase what they do. It also provides a great way for cyber curious individuals to better understand what cyber security can do and mean for them. 

Cyber Security Tips

Our TAFE SA IT Lecturers have put together some Cyber Security best practices to help protect your home and office from cyber security threats. 

You can also access Scamwatch a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to provide information to consumers and businesses on how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

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  1. Make sure you secure your wireless network at home, having this not secured is like leaving your front door unlocked.
  2. Make sure all your devices have the latest available software and security updates, this will ensure that vulnerabilities are patched.
  3. Keep your personal information private, we have all a come accustom to sharing our lives on social media and so before posting, ask yourself if it is information you want strangers to have access to.
  4. Often we must remember a lot of passwords, try to not save them in your browser.
  5. Make sure you trust the sender before clicking on a link.
  6. Check all your online accounts (including bank accounts and all social media accounts) for transactions or interactions you did not make, or content you did not post.
  7. Have a strong password, not your favourite colour or your mum’s DOB.  It is important that it is long and complex, a mix of uppercase and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
  8. Backup your valuable data, in the event it is lost or damaged, you will still have all those precious photos.
  9. Do not leave your mobile device unattended, even if it is just to collect your coffee from the counter.  Would you leave your wallet or purse on a public table while you collected your coffee?
  10. Make sure you have an antivirus/antimalware installed on all your devices, ensure you update and scan regularly.
  11. Do not download a program or open an attachment unless you are sure it is legitimate.  It could contain malware that could infect your devices and harvest your personal information.
  12. Never share your password with anyone, always keep it safe and secure.
  13. Use multi-factor authentication where possible, this will require you to provide an additional piece of information when logging in, for example a text message send to your mobile with a passcode you will need to enter.  This will make it much harder for someone to simply try to guess your password.
  14. Secure ALL your mobile devices with secure passcodes.

Virtual Tour - Training Security Operations Centre at the Adelaide City Campus

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