Designed by the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup and the Edith Cowan University Security Research Institute, Cyber Check.Me will offer free online security advice to people and businesses.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said information would be provided by the university’s computer and security science Masters and PhD students.
“Cybercrime is a worrying trend that is on the rise,” she 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.”
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the innovative initiative would enhance people’s knowledge of cyber security issues.
“The City’s digital city strategy recognises that the global digital economy is transforming the way we work, live and play,” he said.
“However it is important to understand the growing threat of cyber crime and for the City to take a proactive stance in helping local businesses and community members to protect themselves, particularly while using mobile devices.”
The program will be available from noon to 8pm on March 17 at Wanneroo Central, noon to 8pm on March 31 at Ocean Keys shopping centre and 9am to 5pm on April 23 and May 7 at Lakeside Joondalup shopping city.
People can also book a free appointment at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on March 18 and 19 and April 1.