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Tip – Phishing emails directly targeting you and your workplace

July 16th, 2024|

Please be alert to phishing emails targeting you in your workplace with accurate personal and staff information.

  • Be on the alert for unexpected email claiming to be from your boss or workmate.
  • Be on the alert for unsolicited email addressing you by name.
  • Be on the alert for casual email requests like, “Can I talk to you right now?” or “Are you free at the moment?

  • Current scams we have seen targeting the sector have included the names of workplace staff and managers. Scammers are most likely collecting these details from organisation’s websites or other details in the public domain.

Previous examples of phishing targeting kindergartens:

Tip – Phishing email targeting early childhood services – Kindergarten IT Program
Tip – Scam targeting payroll and administration staff – Kindergarten IT Program

Take the cyber.gov.au scam guidance and quiz:

Recognise and report scams | Cyber.gov.au

Online TLDS 2024

July 16th, 2024|

The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) tool reopened on Monday July 15th, 2024.

If you are a teacher who will be using the Online TLDS for the first time, our 15-minute video will get you started. View the video from our Online TLDS information and support page here: https://kindergarten.vic.gov.au/tlds/#videos

For educators who made use of the Online TLDS previously, a review of our video should be enough to get you back up-to-speed as there are no big changes to report.

If you still feel you need further training after reviewing the video, refer to our introduction webinar information and resources for the Online TLDS here: https://kindergarten.vic.gov.au/tlds/

New Tip – Hijacked email

June 28th, 2024|

Cybercriminals attempt to gain access to an email account (highjack) so that they can use it to send spam or phishing emails, steal information and use the account to attempt further attacks.

This tip explains what to do if your email account is hijacked Tip – Hijacked email

New Tip – How to set up mail filter rules in webmail

June 27th, 2024|

Filters and rules are actions you can set up in your email to automatically sort or organize incoming emails.

This tip explains how Tip – How to set up mail filter rules in webmail

New Tip – How to set up automatic forwarding in webmail

June 26th, 2024|

If you need to place a forward on your kindergarten.vic.gov.au address, our helpdesk can assist you or you can set up the forward yourself with this tip Tip – How to set up automatic forwarding in webmail

Privacy Awareness Week

May 6th, 2024|

This week is Privacy Awareness Week. As well as running talks and workshops during this week, the OVIC – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner provides privacy resources for organisations in Victoria. With guidance on the Privacy Principles, many templates and materials to help navigate privacy, information sharing and managing security risks or breaches.

Privacy Officer Toolkit

Privacy Officer Toolkit – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (ovic.vic.gov.au)

Privacy Principles

Information Privacy Principles – Full Text – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (ovic.vic.gov.au)

New Tip – How to avoid security threats from email attachments

March 22nd, 2024|

Among the most dangerous types of malicious mail are the ones with viruses, malware, ransomware or trojans attached.

Browse to our Tips page to find out more or follow this direct link: Tip – How to avoid security threats from email attachments

New Tip – Passphrases

March 21st, 2024|

Create a passphrase by generating three or more random words. A simple 4-word passphrase will take centuries to crack where a 13-character password can take considerably less.

Browse to our Tips page to find out how or from this direct link: Tip – Passphrases

Safer Internet Day

February 6th, 2024|

We are proud to support @eSafetyOffice Safer Internet Day on 6 February 2024. #ConnectReflectProtect. Sign up to support #SID2024 at eSafety.gov.au/sid 

Technology Survey 2023 is completed

August 8th, 2023|

Thank you to all the participants of the Technology Survey for 2023

We received 176 submissions, up 24 from last year. 

Many staff found the time to complete the survey with great insights and suggestions. Overall, the survey affirms the areas of support we prioritise and helps us to identify new areas of improvement. We will be following up with many of you and responding to your requests.

Congratulations to Montrose Preschool!

We would also like to announce the survey prize has been drawn and to congratulate the lucky winner, Montrose Preschool, Montrose.

Information technology support is provided by the State Library Victoria, Community IT Support Team
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Phone: 03 8664 7001 Toll Free: 1800 629 835
General Enquiries Email: info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au Technical Support Email: support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

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Latest News

Tip – Phishing emails directly targeting you and your workplace

July 16th, 2024|

Please be alert to phishing emails targeting you in your workplace with accurate personal and staff information.

  • Be on the alert for unexpected email claiming to be from your boss or workmate.
  • Be on the alert for unsolicited email addressing you by name.
  • Be on the alert for casual email requests like, “Can I talk to you right now?” or “Are you free at the moment?

  • Current scams we have seen targeting the sector have included the names of workplace staff and managers. Scammers are most likely collecting these details from organisation’s websites or other details in the public domain.

Previous examples of phishing targeting kindergartens:

Tip – Phishing email targeting early childhood services – Kindergarten IT Program
Tip – Scam targeting payroll and administration staff – Kindergarten IT Program

Take the cyber.gov.au scam guidance and quiz:

Recognise and report scams | Cyber.gov.au

Online TLDS 2024

July 16th, 2024|

The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) tool reopened on Monday July 15th, 2024.

If you are a teacher who will be using the Online TLDS for the first time, our 15-minute video will get you started. View the video from our Online TLDS information and support page here: https://kindergarten.vic.gov.au/tlds/#videos

For educators who made use of the Online TLDS previously, a review of our video should be enough to get you back up-to-speed as there are no big changes to report.

If you still feel you need further training after reviewing the video, refer to our introduction webinar information and resources for the Online TLDS here: https://kindergarten.vic.gov.au/tlds/

New Tip – Hijacked email

June 28th, 2024|

Cybercriminals attempt to gain access to an email account (highjack) so that they can use it to send spam or phishing emails, steal information and use the account to attempt further attacks.

This tip explains what to do if your email account is hijacked Tip – Hijacked email

New Tip – How to set up mail filter rules in webmail

June 27th, 2024|

Filters and rules are actions you can set up in your email to automatically sort or organize incoming emails.

This tip explains how Tip – How to set up mail filter rules in webmail

New Tip – How to set up automatic forwarding in webmail

June 26th, 2024|

If you need to place a forward on your kindergarten.vic.gov.au address, our helpdesk can assist you or you can set up the forward yourself with this tip Tip – How to set up automatic forwarding in webmail

Privacy Awareness Week

May 6th, 2024|

This week is Privacy Awareness Week. As well as running talks and workshops during this week, the OVIC – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner provides privacy resources for organisations in Victoria. With guidance on the Privacy Principles, many templates and materials to help navigate privacy, information sharing and managing security risks or breaches.

Privacy Officer Toolkit

Privacy Officer Toolkit – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (ovic.vic.gov.au)

Privacy Principles

Information Privacy Principles – Full Text – Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (ovic.vic.gov.au)

New Tip – How to avoid security threats from email attachments

March 22nd, 2024|

Among the most dangerous types of malicious mail are the ones with viruses, malware, ransomware or trojans attached.

Browse to our Tips page to find out more or follow this direct link: Tip – How to avoid security threats from email attachments

New Tip – Passphrases

March 21st, 2024|

Create a passphrase by generating three or more random words. A simple 4-word passphrase will take centuries to crack where a 13-character password can take considerably less.

Browse to our Tips page to find out how or from this direct link: Tip – Passphrases

Safer Internet Day

February 6th, 2024|

We are proud to support @eSafetyOffice Safer Internet Day on 6 February 2024. #ConnectReflectProtect. Sign up to support #SID2024 at eSafety.gov.au/sid 

Technology Survey 2023 is completed

August 8th, 2023|

Thank you to all the participants of the Technology Survey for 2023

We received 176 submissions, up 24 from last year. 

Many staff found the time to complete the survey with great insights and suggestions. Overall, the survey affirms the areas of support we prioritise and helps us to identify new areas of improvement. We will be following up with many of you and responding to your requests.

Congratulations to Montrose Preschool!

We would also like to announce the survey prize has been drawn and to congratulate the lucky winner, Montrose Preschool, Montrose.

Information technology support is provided by the State Library Victoria, Community IT Support Team
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Phone: 03 8664 7001
Toll Free: 1800 629 835
General Enquiries Email: info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Technical Support Email: support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au