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Cyber-security – how to protect your business and people
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:00 – 12:30 BST
Over the last couple of decades, the developing world of ‘IT’ has brought with it tremendous opportunities for smaller businesses.
However, these benefits don’t come without the risks from cyber criminality – ransomware in particular, is the biggest threat facing businesses at the moment.
BBC News 28 November 2016 “San Francisco’s transport agency has been hit by a hack attack that led to customers being able to travel for nothing.
The hackers have made a ransom demand of 100 Bitcoin, which amounts to about $70,000 (£56,000 ; €66,000).”
The Telegraph 10 October 2016 “At least 28 NHS trusts in England have been victims of ransomware incursions in the last 12 months, according to figures handed to the i in a Freedom of Information request.”
Your people can be your biggest allies in defending against being held to ransom – using case studies, this seminar is aimed at Directors and business leaders responsible for hiring and employing IT professionals and will:
- unpack the evolving cyber threats landscape
- set out how to work in collaboration with staff to ensure you are best protected
- explain the employer’s duty of care towards staff when the worst happens and what to do next
- outline the recovery process from a data and people perspective
- leave you with guidelines to protect your business.
John Hurst and Luke Hodge from b2b IT Services are continuously updating their cyber-security knowledge. Day-to-day they provide ongoing guidance on disaster recovery and business continuity. Unfortunately, some businesses leave it too late and they are called in to deal with the cyber-crime aftermath. They will talk you through the threats and impacts they have observed and give their insight into the how and why it went wrong.
Alex Christen is an employment lawyer with Capital Law – an experienced trainer, skilled at workshop facilitation, Alex is familiar with the people issues employers face when dealing with behaviours and investigations. Alex works regularly with businesses to identify and implement preventative processes and training, in addition to providing support when things go wrong. She will talk you through the policies, training, communication and ongoing review that will reduce risk.