With recent high profile events such as the cyber attack on Talk Talk HR professionals need more understanding about the threats currently facing their business. This session will look at what steps you can take to protect your organisation and your own personal data. It will be led by Detective Sergeant Carole Walton from the Northamptonshire Police.
The East Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit have recently recruited a ‘Prevent and Protect Cyber Security” Detective Sergeant in a brand new nationally funded role dedicated to the prevention of Cyber Crime within the region. Detective Sergeant Carole Walton is seconded from Northamptonshire Police to this role and is responsible for supporting the five police forces (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) in the delivery of Cyber Security advice and presentations to a wide ranging audience including in particular the small and medium businesses and enterprises in the region.
DS Walton has been a police officer for 24 years and has been working in the cyber policing arena locally, nationally and internationally for the past 12 years bringing a wide range of knowledge and operational experience in cybercrime to the role. She has also been previously seconded to CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) and the National Police Improvement Agency (now called the College of Policing) as a Cyber Crime specialist. Most recently she was jointly responsible for the creation and implementation of the newly formed Cyber Crime Unit for Northamptonshire Police.
It is well publicised and acknowledged that approximately 80% of Cyber Crime is easily preventable and therefore DS Walton will be liaising directly with the business community in the East Midlands region to share the simple steps and advice that will enable SMEs to make significant steps in securing their data and online business presence and to provide signposting towards government backed schemes such as Cyber Essentials.
‘Cyber Essentials is a government backed and industry led scheme to help organisations protect themselves from cyber offences.’
DS Walton will be attending and presenting at a number of business networking events throughout the region. She is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the event timing?
Registration will take place at 18:00 when refreshments; the event will then run from 18:30 to 20:00
What is the refund policy?
The event is free for CIPD members to attend. The non-member fee is £12, this is refundable if the place is cancelled up to 1 week before the event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Car parking is available at Sunley Management Centre.
When & Where
CIPD Northamptonshire Branch
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch provides opportunities for its 1300 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.
Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £12 which must be paid online when booking.
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on email@example.com or 0116 235 7992
Northamptonshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which holds an Annual Midlands Event in October. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday 7 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. MAP is also organising a Midlands Student Conference Empowering the Future Leaders of HR on Saturday 11 March at Aston University. You can find out more about both events on the MAP events website.