It is all part of National E-Security Awareness Week from October 23-27, 2006.
As part of the awareness campaign DCITA today launched www.staysmartonline.gov.au, which provides common sense advice to ensure users are protected online.
It is a follow-up to the GetNetSafe campaign launched by the Internet Industry Association (IIA).
The GetNetSafe campaign provides trial downloads of security software with the aim of increasing Internet protection and is available at www.secureyourcomputer.info.
IT Minister Senator Helen Coonan said E-Security Awareness Week is part of the federal government's effort to enable Australians to put in place basic steps to protect themselves.