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Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster and DigiCatYorks team up for free education cyber security event for local businesses

April 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster and DigiCatYorks are teaming up for a free session on how to spot potential cyber security threats to your business and sharpen your skills on how to reduce the risk on 25th April at the DigiCatYorks Headquarters in Bradford
Yorkshire Cyber Security is excited to be partnering with DigiCatYorks to host a one day event targeted at SMEs to educate and spread knowledge within the region.
According to a report published by Juniper Research, almost 3 quarters (74%) of UK SMEs think they’re safe from cyber-attack, despite half of them admitting having suffered a data breach.
The research found that 86% of SMEs surveyed think they are doing enough to counter the effects of cyber security attacks despite 50% reporting a data breach, two-thirds in the last year.
Melanie Oldham, Chair of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, said “We hope with this event we are able to pass on our specialist cyber security knowledge to the SMEs in the region that in need of guidance and knowledge that will be benefit them in the ever-changing cyber world.
“Working with DigiCatYorks allows us to share networks and provide a varied, well-rounded educational day that will be perfect for SMEs.”
Confirmed to speak so far are Melanie Oldham, managing director of Bob’s Business, Simon Parkinson from University of Huddersfield and Bruno Brunskill from Trusted Management.
Following the speakers there will be a panel session giving SMEs the opportunity to share experiences and ask questions.
Topic areas expected to be covered during the event include:

  • Threat awareness
  • Cyber threats and new technologies i.e. IoT and blockchain
  • Mapping vulnerabilities in businesses
  • Managing risks associated with new ways of working i.e. mobile working, data in the cloud
  • Minimising the impact of an attack
  • Up-skilling employees to be cyber aware

Janine Hamilton from DigiCatYorks said about the event, “Over the last few years, SMEs have become a target for cyber-attacks and are often sadly unprepared, so it makes it easier for the fraudsters and hackers.
“This makes the day we are hosting with the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster important – we need to demystify the topic of cyber security and make it accessible to all.”
Following the event will be a Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting which will allow attendees to take part in cyber security discussion.
You can register for the free event on Eventbrite.
You can register for the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting taking place after the event here.


April 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Peckover Street
Bradford , BD1 5BD United Kingdom
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