Inaugural Yorkshire and the Humber Cyber Protect Business Conference launches.

Cyber crime is a growing threat to the UK public, business and government. Insurance claims for data breaches by business are being made at a rate of more than one a day as reported by the CFC. In addition there have been a number of high profile attacks on larger companies where customer data has been compromised leading to public loss of confidence in the business. The Federation of Small Businesses reported the cost of attacks was around £5.26 billion to the UK economy.

On Tuesday 28th February, businesses are invited to attend the inaugural Yorkshire & the Humber Cyber Protect Business Conference. The event, sponsored by NatWest, SonicWall and Genesis Business Systems will be an opportunity to increase awareness of the threat posed by Cyber Crime and learn about the measures businesses can put in place to prevent this.

The event will take place at the Leeds Bridge Conference Centre, 9:00 – 15:30.

The conference aims to:

  • Raise cyber awareness built around the 10 steps to cyber security
  • Provide an environment and opportunity for professionals to network and share experiences and solutions
  • Connect industry, academia and law enforcement collaborating to drive innovation and creativity to find effective and efficient methods to protect businesses and pursue cyber criminals
  • Promote the CISP network and membership

The audience will be made up of small and medium enterprises from around the Yorkshire and Humber region, law enforcement and police partners alongside industry and academic partners.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster will open the event. Mr Foster is the regional and local force lead for cyber. A number of other guest speakers from academia, law enforcement and industry will be providing their valuable insight on cyber security. There will be networking opportunities before, during and after the event.

The event is free to attend, for further information or to reserve your place, please click here.