Research on cybercrime in conference spotlight

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Research on cybercrime in conference spotlight


USC Senior Research Fellow Dr David Lacey

11 July 2016

The experiences of Australians who have become victims of cybercrime will be outlined at a free public seminar tomorrow, Tuesday 12 July as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Research Conference.

The seminar ‘Cybercrime and you – when bad things happen to your good name’ will be presented by USC Senior Research Fellow Dr David Lacey at USC’s Innovation Centre from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Dr Lacey, who is Managing Director of cybercrime support service IDCARE, advises government and industry on how to anticipate and respond to cyber-related threats. He is involved in community engagement programs regarding identity theft and cybercrime.

“This presentation will challenge community perceptions about who is vulnerable to these crimes and the effectiveness of prevention and detection efforts,” Dr Lacey said.

Another fascinating topic at the conference tomorrow will be ‘Promoting healthy brain ageing: early detection and intervention of key modifiable risk factors’.

This keynote address, from 9am to 10.30am at the Innovation Centre, will be presented by Professor Sharon Naismith of the University of Sydney.

A Lunchtime Innovation Challenge from 12.30pm on Wednesday 13 July will set teams the task of generating the most innovative research idea to investigate a problem with global implications. The catch is that the idea must be inspired by a random object assigned to each team.

The 2016 USC Research Conference, themed ‘Local Research, Global Impact’, will feature a variety of cutting-edge research projects and findings until this Thursday 14 July.

Julie Schomberg

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