Stay Smart Online (SSO) is the Australian Government's online safety and security service, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps to take to protect personal and financial information online. The SSO Alert Service, website and Stay Smart Online Week were developed to recognise that online safety is an important area of Government responsibility. The website provides support so we are better equipped to protect ourselves online, while the Alert Service provides important information about current and imminent threats and the steps individuals need to take to protect their data. The SSO programme is an Australian Government initiative currently hosted by the Department of Communications, which works with a range of other Australian Government agencies and security organisations. Stay Smart Online includes the Stay Smart Online Week Steering Group who are representatives of organisations (partners) which participate in the Stay Smart Online Week. Stay Smart Online Week Steering Group has no formal appointments.