Sapien Cyber launch
The Governor and Professor Stephen Smith officially launch the Sapien Cyber HQ

Cyber security launch, visit to the Police Tech Crime unit, and a dinner for the new ASIC Chair

The Governor joined special guests at Sapien Cyber in Joondalup today to officially open the company’s new HQ based at Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Sapien Cyber provides expertise in protecting against the impact of cyber incursions on businesses and their infrastructure, with the Governor joining the organisation’s Chair Professor Stephen Smith in officially launching its new offices.

Tour of WA Police Technology Crime unit

Photo – The Governor with WA Police Technology Crime Unit’s Detective Inspector Tim Thomas

Following the Sapien Cyber tour the Governor toured the WA Police Force’s Technology Crime unit also based at ECU Joondalup, where he was provided with an insight into the magnitude of the work being carried out to protect the WA community from the ever-increasing threat of online crime.

Around 50 officers are based at the unit, working across all areas of cyber and online crime.

Dinner for new ASIC Chair

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a dinner in honour of Mr Joe Longo who has recently been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Mr Longo joins the regulator from law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in Perth. Prior to that he spent 17 years at Deutsche Bank, serving as general counsel in Hong Kong and London.

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