Businesses are now more at risk from cybercrime than consumers according to data collated by the Office for National Statistic. With so much at stake, businesses cannot afford to become victims of cybercrime.

This FREE-TO-ATTEND morning event with networking lunch will help SMB’s to understand the emerging culture of cyber security, the value of their data (GDPR) and will empower them to build effective cyber security strategies to address these threats.

The programme is packed full of speakers from a range of backgrounds within the cyber world. You will gain new insights into the work of ethic hackers, current cyber threats and crime trends and be given knowledge on how to keep your business safe.

You are also invited to take some space to host a pop up area to promote your business. The event will be rounded up by a networking lunch.

08.30 – Registration, refreshments, exhibition, networking

09.15 – Summit opening David Smith OBE; Lancashire Partnership Against Crime

09.20 – Clive Grunshaw; Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

09.25 – Paul Castle; N3bular/UCLAN; How safe is your data?

Gain insights into the techniques hackers use to access networks. “Cyber security extends beyond the firewall and traditional protection methods can often be ineffective as more and more modern threats emerge. Paul will show just how easy it is to become a victim of a data breach and will offer in-depth operational intelligence to identify intruders in minutes rather than months.

“With the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May next year, it’s more crucial than ever for SMEs to have a full understanding of how they can protect themselves and their customers. Protect your business in relation to prevention and detection.”

09.35 – Jamie Hoyle; Security from the other side. Jamie Hoyle taught himself computer programming and now, age 20, is an executive at a technology firm. He speaks about how the industry is changing their security policies and attempting to adapt to ever-evolving threats.

10.05 – TITAN; Current Cyber scams and trends in the cybercrime world affecting businesses. TITAN is the regional crime unit that has responsibility for the investigation of serious and organised crime within and around the North West region

10.20 – 10.40 – Refreshments –

10.40 – Mark AldridgeThe insider fraud threat. PC Mark Aldridge, Economic Crime Unit Lancashire constabulary. How to recognise cyber threats and protect your business for them

11.00 – Jamie Woodruffthe Puppet Master – Manipulation for information. Jamie is an expert in ethical hacking, social engineering and cyber security. He rose to fame after successfully managing to hack Facebook as part of a competition at his university. He has since then gone on to be commissioned internationally by blue chip companies to find security loopholes within their organisations. Jamie has found vulnerabilities in infamous applications such as, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Google and many more, as well as helping build and co-ordinate new and innovate projects that could potentially change the technological world.

11.45 – CYFOR; Digital forensics and Cyber Security – Understanding & Responding to Cybercrime. Keith Cottenden, has 30 years’ experience in cyber security and digital forensics. He has presented at hundreds of national and international conferences and is frequently quoted in the media. He has featured on the BBC’s Panorama and Rip-Off Britain series as well as Sky News.

12.15 – NBCC; Overview of the new National Business Crime Centre. PC Daphne Wisbey is a Metropolitan Police officer since 1993. Daphne has specialised in crime prevention, problem solving, high-risk conflict resolution and work place mediation. PC Wisbey will outline the role of the newly formed National Business Crime Centre and the plans it has to support businesses in tackling crime with the help of the Home Office transformation funding.

12.30 – Lunch, networking, exhibition

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