Registrations for City’s cyber business forum now open


With cybercrime costing the Australian business community up to $1 billion annually, and 43% of attacks levelled at small business, registering for the upcoming City of Joondalup business forum on cyber security makes good business sense.

The forum follows the recent announcement of $140 million of funding invested by the Federal and State governments, industry, university and research participants into a Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Joondalup.

ECU has been recognised as a world leader in cyber security research and education, and the location of the WA 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 the ECU 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. His research focuses on resilient systems, secure development methodologies, wireless sensor networks and the security of IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The forum is expected to generate significant interest and Mayor Albert Jacob is urging local business stakeholders from all industry sectors, and businesses and individuals from across the greater Perth region with an interest in cyber security, to register sooner rather than later.

“The City of Joondalup has been advocating for a number of years to the State and Federal governments to support the development of the cyber security sector in Joondalup, and we are proud to be at the cutting edge of cyber security innovation,” Mayor Jacob said.

“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.”

This forum will highlight how the CRC will deliver advancements to Australia’s cyber security capability and solutions to ensure the safety of Australians and Australian businesses online.

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

The cost is $30.00 and those interested in attending can register for this event online or by calling 9400 4407.