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.’
What time do I need to arrive at the event?
Please arrive at 18:00 for registration, when tea/coffee and sandwiches will be served. The session will then run from 18:30 to 20:00
Is there car parking at the event?
Car parking is available at the Premier Inn - Leicester Fosse Park
What is the refund policy?
The event is free for CIPD members to attend. Non-member places may be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that the £12 fee is non-refundable.