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The Human Firewall - Countering Cyber Risk!
Tue 22 November 2016, 08:30 – 11:00 GMT
It is estimated that 90% of cyber-attacks can be prevented but organisations tend to focus on the technology and not the most effective defence – the Human Firewall. This event demonstrates how an organisations own staff can be an effective barrier to cyber-crime, ransomware attacks and data breaches.
Join us and find out more about:
- Common cyber-attacks.
- Data protection issues.
- Case studies on business impact.
- How to develop your human firewall.
- Advice and planning.
- Useful and free resources available.
- Changing Direction of IS Security & Compliance
- Managing Insider Threats
- The Golden Triangle of Information Security
- Developing (and Sustaining) Cyber-Awareness
This non-commercial event is targeted at SMEs, however it will be of interest and benefit to all organisations interesting developing staff awareness about cyberattacks. The presentations will have broad appeal for Directors and others with responsibility for risk, as well as anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of how their own people can be an effective human firewall.
The Humber Business Resilience Forum (HBRF) is committed to three key strands with regards to cyber-crime awareness: PREPARE for, RESPOND to and EMERGE from.
The HBRF's objectives are:
• To make the Humber region more resilient to cyber-attacks and better able to protect interests in cyberspace.
• To assist the Humber region to tackle cybercrime and be one of the most secure places in the UK to do business in cyberspace.
• To assist the Humber region to develop the cross cutting capacity, capabilities, knowledge and skills to underpin objectives 1 and 2.
Norman Mortell, BA (Hons), Director of Operations – Agenda Screening Services.
Norman began his career within the research/pharmaceutical sector then 15 years ago joined Agenda Screening Services and has overseen the growth of the company from 7 people to over 150 people. Winner of recent awards, Agenda provides professional and bespoke pre-employment screening solutions for many blue chip, public and private sector organisations. Norman is a board member of the HBRF and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and has trained over 6,000 people worldwide in security awareness and effective hiring processes.
Dr Dionysios Demetis, PhD, Lecturer in Management Systems, Hull University Business School
Dionysios is a Lecturer at the Business School of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Henley-Putnam University in the United States (where most academic staff come from the CIA, U.S. Secret Service, FBI, NSA, and all branches of US military). He holds a PhD in Anti-Money Laundering and Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He has taught on Information Systems Security and Information Systems while his research on AML and Risk has been featured in the select bibliography of the United Nations. For his work on big data and its consequences for financial crime, he has won the Emerald Highly Commended Award from the Journal of Money Laundering Control.