WA government parters with IDCARE to support victims of data breaches

The WA Government has entered a corporate partnership with Australia and NZ not-for-profit cyber support service IDCARE, which will see the roll out of pop-up support and education centres in remote parts of the state.

IDCARE will work in partnership with the state government to provide 24/7 incident response and specialist case management for members of the community who have been affected by data breaches.

IDCARE is also delivering its Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROC) program across regional WA, which will establish pop-up centres in remote communities to help fight cybercrimes, scams and identity theft.

The government says it comes in response to increasing cyber security concerns.

The partnership will help raise awareness about online crime in remote communities, digital economy minister Stephen Dawson said in a statement.

“IDCARE’s focus will be on harm minimisation and support for victims and the organisation is positioned to respond to any data breach regardless of the cause,” the minister said.

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