Yorkshire and Humber Business Protect - Social Engineering Cyber Attacks

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Leeds Bridge Church Conference Centre Rider Street Leeds LS9 7BQ

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Cyber-crime is a growing threat to UK public, business and government with claims for data breaches by business being made at a rate of more than one per day as reported by the CFC. The Federation of Small Businesses reported the cost of attacks was around £5.26 billion to the UK ecomony. The aims and objectives of the conference is raise cyber awareness built around the Ten Steps to Cyber Secuirty: to provide an environment and opportunity for professionals to network and share experiences and solutions: connect industry, academia and law enforcement to drive innovation and creativity to find effective and efficient methods to protect business and to pursue cyber criminals, and to promote the CiSP network and membership. The audience will be made up of small, medium enterprises from around the Yorkshire and Humber region, law enforcement, Police partners and industry and academic partners.

The event is focusing on key cyber social engineering delivery methods. Attendance will provide awareness of these types of attack which IT security software cannot entirely eliminate, due to the human factor being intrinsic to their success.


0900 -0930 Registration and light refreshments

0930-0940 Welcome DCI Vanessa Smith, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit

0940-1015 Psychology of Social Engineering, Richard De Vere-The Anti Social Engineer

1015 -1100 Exploring the different Types of Social Engineering, Bal Rai -CM Alliance

1100-1115 Refreshments

1115- 1140 Payment Diversion Fraud, DI Chris Felton -City of London Police, National Fraud Intelligence Bureau

1140-1220 Impact on Business and Actions to Mitigate Social Engineering Threats, Melanie Oldham -Bob’s Business

1220 – 1230 CiSP Introduction

1230 Close


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Leeds Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away

Leeds Train Station is 15 minute walk away

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