FRIDAY JUNE 24TH CONNOLLY COMMUNITY CENTRE 10AM TO 12NOON Hosted by Jan Norberger Member for Joondalup MLA
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COTA WA (Council on the Ageing WA) has been funded by the Department of the Attorney General through the Criminal Property Confiscation grants program to present talks on Cyber Crime and protecting older Australians.Senior Australians, along with the rest of the population, face a number of online risks and threats. Although the nature of the offences is the same for older Australians as the general population, the extent and consequences of victimisation may be different for older people.
Seniors may be less comfortable than other Australians with online technologies due to the perceived cyber-safety threat. Fear of victimisation in seniors may mean that they are less likely to take up new technologies which may otherwise offer a number of advantages, such as staying in touch with family and friends or utilising online services provided by businesses and governments.
COTA’s new Cyber Crime Program includes a range of information sessions by ACS Fellow David Cook, researcher at Edith Cowan University’s Security Research Institute and noted subject matter expert in the area of ‘Elderly Online Deception’. David’s presentations will give important information about the main areas of concern and how to become more secure. The talks will focus on email deception, password protection, WiFi security, and digital legacies including financial, social and legal vulnerabilities.