Promoting cyber safety for senior Territorians

9 Oct 2018

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NT government is running free Be Cyber Smart presentations to support the community to better protect against cyber security threats. Presentations are taking place in Darwin and Alice Springs for local businesses and not-for-profit organisations throughout October. There are also presentations specifically designed to promote awareness of cyber safety for senior Territorians and which aim to provide advice on protecting their personal technology at home from cyber attacks. Attendees can learn about the tools and practical measures they can take to better protect their personal information.

Cyber security is a risk for everyone. If you get a phone call, email or text message promising something that sounds too good to be true or which contains a link to a website seeking personal information, remember to ‘Be Cyber Smart’ – stop and check it is real before you connect. If in any doubt, don’t.

Cyber Security Information Session at Spillett House

COTA NT will be hosting a Cyber Security Information Session at Spillett House in Darwin on the 18th October (10am – 11.30am). You are encouraged to bring along your personal mobile phones and devices to learn hands-on how to be “cyber smart”. Registrations can be made through Eventbrite or by calling COTA NT (8941 1004 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm).

COTA NT Survey 2018

We would like to thank everyone completing the COTA NT Survey 2018. We have had an excellent response to date. The survey is still available in print and online. To have your say on a range of issues , fill in a copy available from the COTA website or phone us for a print copy.

COTA NT Program 2019

A reminder too for service providers to register their interest in holding information sessions or ‘awareness’ events in COTA’s rooms during 2019 by the end of November, as save the date requests are already coming in.


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