Coun­cil­lor’s Col­umn – Kerry Hol­ly­wood

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Get cy­ber smart at busi­ness fo­rum

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

The fo­rum, Joon­dalup In­no­va­tion Hub – The Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Cap­i­tal of WA, will be held on Thurs­day 28 June at Joon­dalup Re­sort, Con­nolly.

As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor Mike John­stone – from the Edith Cowan Univer­sity (ECU) School of Science and a mem­ber of the ECU Se­cu­rity Re­search In­sti­tute – is the key­note speaker.

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 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.

Tick­ets are $30.00. Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing can reg­is­ter on­line at or by call­ing

9400 4407. joon­dalup.wa.gov.au Have your say on our coast­line

There is still time for res­i­dents to fill in the City’s Coastal Sur­vey.

The re­sults of the sur­vey will al­low the City to bet­ter un­der­stand how the com­mu­nity val­ues and uses our stun­ning coast, beaches and fore­shore ar­eas. Feed­back will also be used to help iden­tify po­ten­tial adap­ta­tion op­tions for vul­ner­a­ble coastal ar­eas.

The City will con­tinue to en­gage and in­form the lo­cal com­mu­nity and key stake­hold­ers on the im­pact of coastal haz­ards, po­ten­tial coastal adap­ta­tion op­tions and de­vel­op­ment of a coastal haz­ard risk man­age­ment adap­ta­tion plan.

The sur­vey can be com­pleted on­line at

un­til Ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pates will go into the draw to win one of three $100.00 gift vouch­ers.

joon­dalup.wa.gov.au NAIDOC Week cel­e­bra­tions

The City will cel­e­brate the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions that Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der women have made to the area with a cul­tur­ally-rich pro­gram of events dur­ing NAIDOC week and through­out the month of July.

NAIDOC Week, 8-15 July, cel­e­brates the his­tory, cul­ture and achieve­ments of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple and is an op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tions that Indige­nous Aus­tralians make to our coun­try.

This year’s theme, ‘Be­cause of her, we can!’ hon­ours the es­sen­tial part women have played as ac­tive and sig­nif­i­cant role mod­els em­pow­er­ing past gen­er­a­tions and paving the way for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to come.

Joon­dalup Art Gallery will host a spec­tac­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tion of art­works cu­rated by prom­i­nent Indige­nous artist Sharyn Egan as part of the City of Joon­dalup’s 2018 NAIDOC Week cel­e­bra­tions.

The City will also con­duct a flag-rais­ing cer­e­mony out­side its ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing on See for NAIDOC Week event in­for­ma­tion.

joon­dalup.wa.gov.au Fri­day 29 June. Mon­day 9 July.

An an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing the City’s artistic com­mu­nity with over 170 ex­hibit­ing artists. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit joon­dalup.wa.gov.au

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