26 September 2023

Cyber Unit finds space for Support Service

Start the conversation

The Government’s Cyber Security Unit has entered a corporate partnership with Australia and New Zealand’s National Identity and Cyber Support Service, (IDCARE).

The partnership will provide a 24/7 incident response capability and specialist case management service to support community members impacted by cyber security incidents.

As part of the agreement, the Cyber Security Unit and IDCARE will also be delivering a Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROCs) program across regional WA to begin later this year.

Operated by IDCARE, the CROCs outreach program consists of a collection of mobile pop-up clinics for remote WA communities, providing a physical presence and fostering an enduring resilience in the fight against cyber-crimes, scams, and identity theft.

Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, Stephen Dawson said IDCARE was a not-for-profit national identity and cyber support service.

“This partnership will provide support and assurance to the community who are exposed to an environment of increasing cyber-security concerns which reinforces our commitment to assist in protecting our Government and the community from malicious cyber activity,” Mr Dawson said.

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

The Minister said most importantly that IDCARE’s focus would be on harm minimisation and support for victims, and the organisation was positioned to respond to any data breach regardless of the cause.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.