Date: 23rd March 2018
Location: Workplace, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: Digital & Technology, Operational efficiency, Business Strategy, People, Skills & Talent
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Cyber Security Best Practice for Small Businesses
With cyber–crime in the news on an almost daily basis it is important to understand how you can take steps to protect both yourself and your business from Cyber Criminals.
Cyber attacks cost the private sector in the UK approximately £21.7 billion a year and, whilst the perception is that big business is the target, over 59% of SME’s have been victim to an attack in the last 12 months. Worryingly too, is that only one in four businesses that experienced a cyber breach in the last 12 months, have provided any cyber security training to their staff.
Understandably online security can feel complex and daunting to tackle, but the risks and associated costs of a breach can cripple a small business in a matter of days. This fully-funded seminar has been designed to provide businesses with an overview of the Cyber threat for business operations, online trading and financial business management.
Join experts from the North West’s Regional Organised Crime Unit, Titan, two Sheffield University Professors who founded Samurai Digital Security and the NCC Group, amongst others, as they explain the issues currently facing SMEs in the battle to protect themselves against the threat of cyber crime and outline a simple pathway for you to follow to keep your business safe.
Our fully funded Digital Advisors will be available on the day to help you understand how to engage with Cyber Essentials.
Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Who can you expect?
Jennie Williams, Cyber Protect Officer, Titan – North West Regional Crime Unit
Helping you to understand what threats exist and steps you can take to help protect yourself
Constable Paul Taylor, Titan – North West Regional Crime Unit
Discusses the demands on the police and highlights the variety of work undertaken by the Cyber Crime Unit with prevention advice threaded throughout.
Dr David Day, Director & Neil Richardson, Samurai Digital Security
Dr David Day and Neil Richardson are both senior lecturers in cyber security at De Montfort University and Sheffield Hallam University respectively. They also founded Samurai Digital Security, a next generation cyber security and red teaming company. This session will explain how hackers use cognitive bias to lure us into opening their emails, provide guidance on how to spot potentially dangerous social engineering situations and give an insight into the handling of large scale cyber attacks linked to Sony and the FBI which David was involved with while working with National Crime Agency as a special officer.
Tim Anderson, Associate Director, NCC Group
Managed Detection and Response Services (MDR) is becoming an industry standard term for a range of complementary services and technologies that move beyond traditional protective monitoring and security device management by a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). This session explains who MDR can be utilised to protect your business.
Ben Payne, Lloyds TSB
Ben Payne recently joined Lloyds Banking Group from Government where he was head of an incident response and reporting team helping companies recover from substantial cyber-attacks and analysing the tactics and tools of malicious actors. He has worked with a range of critical national infrastructure organisations including providing support to a number of SMEs and supply chain organisations in times of crises. At Lloyds he is ensuring the bank’s customers are as prepared as possible for a cyber-attack
Lyndsey Hayes, IT Director, Hallidays Accountants
Hallidays will provide an insight into their own experience of training their staff in cyber awareness and share good news stories of clients who have been protected from attack
Does Cyber Security affect me?
This fully funded event has been created to help small to medium-sized businesses across Greater Manchester who wish to
- advance their understanding of cyber threats throughout all levels of the organisation and
- learn how best to protect their online security in an ever-changing on-line world.
What will I leave with?
At the end of the day you will have gained a more detailed understanding of
- the current Cyber Crime landscape and the key threats that exist for SMEs
- the impact of an attack and why it is critical that SME’s protect themselves adequately
- the Government’s initiative, Cyber Essentials, which gives best practice guidelines and key requirements that help to protect businesses from a wide range of cyber threats