Worcestershire Businesses were educated on the importance of protecting against cyber security threats at a specialised event held last week.
Guest speakers, who attended the event at Chateau Impney in Droitwich, spoke about a wide range of topics.
Exhibitors also presented an opportunity to gain additional information and advice on issues ranging from security accreditation, insurance, security software and on-going support.
A check on the strength of individual passwords was also offered to those who attended the exhibition.
Be Cyber Secure Project Manager Wendy Garrad from Worcestershire County Council said “I think the strength of the event was basing it on real cases, a financial fraud and a hack which encrypted a company's system and back up. Showing how they happened, the impact they had on the businesses involved and the costly and time consuming recovery allowed the speakers to offer tips and advice on minimising these risks and being prepared in the event of a breach.”
Celia Humphreys from Underwyred Computer Tuition said “I found the event incredibly valuable. The advice given was important for my business, and for all local businesses, whatever the size. The consequences of a cyber attack on your business can be huge, and simple mistakes like paying a bill into a rogue bank account could have dramatic effects on your business’ viability.”
You can find out more about the Be Cyber Secure Programme on the Worcestershire Business Central website - http://www.business-central.co.uk/be-cyber-secure.
The Be Cyber Secure programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Worcestershire County Council and local District Councils.