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Cyber security for Wanneroo residents

Published Tuesday, 29th March 2016

Do you use a mobile device to carry out business transactions? Do you know how to protect yourself or your business from cyber security threats on mobile phones and tablets?

Cyber Check.Me is a joint initiative between the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup and the Edith Cowan University Security Research Institute, aiming to provide cyber security information and advice for businesses and community members.

The original concept was designed by the three partners and will be the first trial of its kind in Australia.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the program involved ECU Computer and Security Science Masters and PhD students educating the community how best to protect themselves from security threats and breaches online with simple-to-use methods.

“Cybercrime is a worrying trend that is on the rise,” Mayor Roberts said. “Cyber Check.Me will teach basic precautions that can be taken to protect yourself against loss of time, money, private information and damage to reputation.”

Visit one of the pop up locations on Thursday, 17 March from 12pm – 8pm at Wanneroo Central or Thursday, 31 March 12pm – 8pm at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre.

Alternatively, book a free appointment at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on Friday, 18 March 10am – 4pm and Saturday, 19 March from 10am – 1pm, or Clarkson Library on Friday, 1 April from 10am – 4pm.

For bookings or more information email the City’s Economic Development team at economic@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/cybercheckme.

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