Wednesday, April 24, 2024

WA links with IDCARE in bid to boost cyber security

The WA Government has entered a corporate partnership with Australia and New Zealand’s national not-for-profit identity and cyber support service, IDCARE, in a bid to improve cyber security within the State.

Innovation and the Digital Economy Minister, Stephen Dawson says IDCARE will work in partnership with the Government to provide a 24/7 incident response capability and specialist case management service to support community members impacted by cyber security incidents.

“The McGowan Government is excited to collaborate with IDCARE on our shared journey to raise awareness about current scams, cyberthreats and online enabled crime affecting remote communities,” said Minister Dawson.

“This partnership reinforces our commitment to improving cyber security in WA, and to protect our community from malicious cyber activity at every opportunity.

“Importantly, IDCARE’s focus will be on harm minimisation and support for victims and the organisation is positioned to respond to any data breach regardless of the cause.”

As part of the agreement, the WA Government and IDCARE will also deliver its Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROCs) program across regional WA.

The program consists of a collection of mobile pop-up clinics for remote WA communities, to provide a physical presence and foster an enduring resilience in the fight against cybercrimes, scams, and identity theft.

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