It’s a simple fact: The majority of businesses have suffered from some form of cyber attack this year yet the majority of businesses admit they aren’t sufficiently prepared for such an attack.
This needn’t be the case as there are actions that can be taken in the short term to improve the security of your business. Just as with fire, theft or flood, some relatively simple preventative measures will go a long way to giving you peace of mind and give your board the confidence that the risk of cyber attack is being addressed.
This year, #CyberFest has worked with three of the groups that represent businesses across the region to bring free, in-person, tailored events to businesses and their members in particular. Each event will offer practical advice and simple steps to help you through the cyber security maze.
The three events are:
Federation of Small Businesses – Protecting my small business in an online world
Event description: 88% of companies have suffered a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. Many don’t recover from the experience. In this session find out some simple steps you can take to help protect your business.
14 September 16:00-18:00 at Aspire, Gateshead. Free tickets are available here.
North East Chamber of Commerce – Simple steps to protect your business in an online world
Event description: You can take some simple steps to protect your business against online security threats. Doing nothing is not an option.
20 September 8:30 – 10:30 at Stellium Data Centre, Wallsend. Free tickets are available here.
Confederation of British Industry – Cybersecurity for Finance Directors: The Cost to Business
Event description: The CBI is the UK’s most influential business network, bringing together firms from every sector in the economy. CBI’s North East ‘Finance Directors Network’ convenes CFOs from some of the region’s largest and leading companies to shape and embrace policy and best practice. This joint event explores the cost of cyber-attacks to business, the regional expertise and services available to help, and the national policies CBI are pursuing with the government in this vital area.
22 September 2022 15:00 – 17:00 at Waterstons, Durham. Free tickets are available here.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there.