Key tips for se­niors

EM­PHA­SIS PUT ON CY­BER SAFETY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

MORE than 70 com­mu­nity mem­bers at­tended a Coun­cil on the Age­ing WA cy­ber crime pro­gram at the SwanCare Res­i­den­tial Vil­lage in Bent­ley.

The morn­ing tea was hosted by Vic­to­ria Park MLA Ben Wy­att on Oc­to­ber 14.

At­ten­dees lis­tened to ACS Fel­low and ECU aca­demic David Cook to gain an in­sight into risks with cy­ber tech­nol­ogy and ways they can be re­duced.

To ad­dress fears as­so­ci­ated with vic­tim­i­sa­tion lim­it­ing se­niors’ us­age of the in­ter­net, top­ics such as Wi-Fi se­cu­rity, pass­word pro­tec­tion and email de­cep­tion were cov­ered.

Mr Wy­att said he was glad the fo­rum gen­er­ated strong in­ter­est.

“A wide range of cy­ber threat prevention tech­niques were cov­ered and it was great to see se­niors be­ing proac­tive in learn­ing all about th­ese new-age threats,” Mr Wy­att said.

“I have cer­tainly no­ticed an increase in the num­ber of se­niors con­tact­ing my of­fice with con­cerns about scams and cy­ber safety.

“I be­lieve that events such as this are the most ef­fec­tive way of arm­ing se­niors with some of the tools to com­bat cy­ber-crime, and make them feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in us­ing new tech­nolo­gies.”

Vic­to­ria Park MLA Ben Wy­att hosts the cy­ber safety fo­rum in Bent­ley.

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