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Cybercrime conference lifts the lid on security threats facing Nottinghamshire businesses

Business owners are being invited to attend Nottinghamshire’s first ever cybercrime conference for an insight into how they can better protect their data.

The Cyber Protect Conference is being jointly hosted by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Nottinghamshire Police and will include presentations from leading experts in the field of cyber security.

The event, which takes place on Thursday 9 February at The Atrium in Nottingham, is free of charge and is open to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the county.

Cybercrime costs UK businesses more than £1billion every year yet 80% of these offences are preventable.

Anyone using the internet in a corporate or business environment is at risk and employees are often responsible for a business’s exposure to security breaches.

The Cyber Protect Conference aims to help SMEs understand the threats and risks to their business, develop their knowledge on internet security as well as network with other businesses in the county. There will also be trade stands by product and service providers for those looking for advanced security solutions.

Mr Tipping said: “Cyber breaches cost businesses millions of pounds each year in terms of lost productivity, profit and disruption. Data is at the core of any business and it’s vital firms understand how they can strengthen their security to protect their IT infrastructure.

“Nottinghamshire Police is working proactively to tackle cybercrime and business vulnerability but there’s a lot firms can do themselves to develop a more robust response to the threats posed.

“This conference will get the ball rolling and will provide SMEs with the latest information available to safeguard their data property in the future and to prevent themselves and their customers from becoming victims of online fraud. This conference will equip businesses to take greater, more effective responsibility for their internet security and combat the increasing threats.” 

The programme will include presentations from the National Cyber Security Centre, chartered psychologist Dr Lee Hadlington, senior lecturer in cyber psychology from De Montfort University, Leicester, forensic computing expert Damian Walton, director of professional services at IntaForensics with responsibility for the delivery of cyber security and incident response and Stuart Green, the driving force behind SJG Digital, one of the most active cyber-security specialists in the UK. 

Businesses interested in registering for the event should visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-cyber-protect-conference-tickets-31022416884

The event will run from 9am until 2pm and a free lunch will be provided to all pre-registered delegates.

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Media enquiries for the Commissioner – Sallie Blair 01283 821012
Media enquiries for the Force – Holly Knebel 0115 9670999 ext. 3110648

Posted on Monday 23rd January 2017
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