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Stop the hack with free and simple small business online cyber security training, funded by the Australian Government.

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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.

Why become a Cyber Warden?


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.


Hear from some of our Cyber Warden graduates on how the training is helping them keep their small business safe from cyber threats.

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It takes things we should know and tells us in plain, clear English, like changing your passwords into long passphrases.

Kirsten Lynch

Owner of Plato's Wonder.Create.Discover 
gift and toy store

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As a new company, we want to get everything right from the get-go.

Aimee Cadan

Head of Corporate at Hook Collective

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When everyone is stretched thin, it’s reassuring to have to have a Cyber Warden ensuring our cyber systems are secure.

Georgie Verhoeven

Client Development Manager at Hook Collective

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There are simple things you can do to keep your business safe. You always think it won’t happen to you until it does.

Lisa Millwood

Owner of a family plasterboard business

Your graduate resource kit

When you complete the Cyber Wardens training, you'll receive:

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.

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