Public Seminar: Cybercrime and you – when bad things happen to your good name

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Public Seminar: Cybercrime and you – when bad things happen to your good name


Presented by Dr David Lacey, University of the Sunshine Coast Senior Research Fellow and Managing Director, IDCARE


“If you are not immediately harmed by a cybercrime when it happens, you almost certainly will be during the response” is the finding from eighteen months of overseeing Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber crime support service—IDCARE. This presentation will take you on the journey of what Australians experience, the pathways they traverse, and obstacles in response to what has been described as “the crime of the century”.

The presentation will reveal critical vulnerabilities in Australia’s response architecture, opportunities for reform, and individual and organisational resilience measures. Dr Lacey will challenge community perceptions, assumptions and biases about who is vulnerable to these crimes and the effectiveness of prevention and detection efforts. Attendees will have a contemporary view of the environment and some important tips about how to prevent and respond when bad things happen to your good name.


Dr David Lacey is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Managing Director of IDCARE (@idcareAUNZ). Dr Lacey is a world leader in identity and cyber security and spent fifteen years working across Australia’s national security community in responding to threats targeting Australia’s identity infrastructure.

In 2016, IDCARE won Best New Cyber Security Initiative at the Australian Cyber Security Awards and as a USC Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre initiative has provided over 80,000 hours in free specialist identity security counselling to members of the Australian and New Zealand community.

Dr Lacey writes a weekly column on cyber security for the Sunshine Coast Daily, engages heavily in community awareness raising across Australia and New Zealand, and advises Government and industry on how to implement consumer-centric practices in anticipating and responding to identity and cyber-related threats.


Please RSVP for this seminar.


Download the seminar flyer (PDF 828KB).

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