Government tickles funny bones to promote cyber security

A new cyber security awareness campaign may have attracted the scorn of Twitter, but the agency responsible wants to build engagement on new platforms while hopefully making people laugh.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released a video aimed at educating the public about personal cyber security through humour on Thursday.

“Recognise. Report”, featuring comedian Merrick Watts, is aimed at raising awareness around cyber security.

The role of ACSC, launched in November 2014 under the joint responsibility of the Attorney-General and Minister for Defence, is to raise awareness of cyber security and lead the government’s response to cyber security incidents.

Although some online were critical, the agency defended the video.

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