#CyberFest 21 - Cyber Security and Fraud

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Join us for this free virtual event in partnership with NEFF, NIBE and NEBRC.

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Cyber security and fraud - what is happening? What you can do about it? What are the ethics of your action or inaction?


Welcome and introduction to CyberNorth - Phil Jackman , Dynamo North East and CyberNorth

Introduction to NEFF and the fraud landscape - Alan Brown

The relationship between cyber security and fraud - Paddy O’Keefe, D/Sgt - Regional Economic Crime Coordination Centre

The lawyer's role in managing the aftermath of cyber security incidents - Jonny Gribben, Managing Associate Womble Bond Dickinson

Discussion and Q&A: What more can the police, business and the public do to help each other - Sharon McDonald, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Sunderland University; Phil Jackman, Dynamo

Does a whistleblowing policy help cyber security and fraud prevention? - Elizabeth Gardiner, Chief Executive, Protect

Can you insure your way to good cyber security? - Andrew Parkin, Client Director, Bollington

Discussion and Q&A: The ethics of action or inaction - Caroline Theobald, Co-Chair, NIBE; Phil Jackman, Dynamo

Where do we go from here? - Phil Jackman


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This event is part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters project, delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork and part-funded by ERDF.

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Organiser Dynamo North East

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Dynamo is an industry-led initiative with the core mission to ‘Grow the North East IT Economy’ through collaboration and innovation. We are a voice for the sector regionally and nationally; generating ‘noise’ to promote the region as a hotspot for IT/digital business.

With over 160 members, we are made up of IT organisations, large local corporate employers, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. We rely on the support of our region’s organisations to help us achieve regional IT growth, promote the North East externally, develop skills and education and support regional research and development.

We are passionate about our region and our sector and we work to ensure they both prosper.

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