City of Joondalup to host cyber security business forum

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WITH cybercrime costing the Australian business community up to $1 billion annually, and 43 per cent of attacks at small business, the City of Joondalup is inviting businesses to register for its forum on cyber security.

The event follows the recent announcement of $140 million from the Federal and State governments, industry, university and research participants into a Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) at ECU Joondalup.

ECU has been recognised as a world leader in cyber security research and education and is the location of the State Government’s first Innovation Hub, which brings together ECU cyber security expertise, the Australian Security Growth Network, AustCyber and now the Cyber Security CRC.

The forum, entitled Joondalup Innovation Hub – The Cyber Security Capital of WA, will be presented by keynote speaker Associate Professor Mike Johnstone from ECU’s School of Science and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.

Dr Johnstone teaches secure programming and advanced software engineering and provides cyber security consultancy services for industry, government and research organisations.

Mayor Albert Jacob urged local business from all industry sectors and from across the greater Perth region with an interest in cyber security, to register.

“Cybercrime is a serious and growing concern which can disrupt and damage your business significantly if the proper precautions are not taken or warning signs ignored,” he said.

The forum will be held on Thursday, June 28 at the Lakeview Ballroom at Joondalup Resort, with registrations from 7.15am.

Cost is $30. Register at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or by calling 9400 4407.

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