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Cyber Crime and Business - What's the Future?
Wed 16 March 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
The FSB is joining forces with Rotherham and Barnsley Chamber of Commerce to present a free evening networking event to help local businesses share best practice, be inspired by others and build on their current network of contacts.
Our keynote speaker will be the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr. Allan Billings.
The theme of the event will be the impact of cyber crime on small businesses. Hackers are getting better and businesses are increasingly at risk. Worryingly the problem is only expected to get worse. The number of detected security incidents climbed 38% in 2015 compared to a year earlier and has been growing at a steady double-digit rate over the last five years. The total number of incidents now stands at 59 million, although the true figure is likely to be much higher.
The event will include a presentation from South Yorkshire Police Regional Cyber Team.
The FSB and the Chamber will also update delegates on their respective campaign strategies to promote and protect the interests of the self-employed and small business owners. For members and non-members wanting to create awareness of their business and build relationships with other business people, here’s a prime opportunity to meet a number of key decision makers all in one room. Chamber and FSB staff will be on hand as always to help with initial introductions, to put you at ease, and create a relaxed and informal atmosphere.