Burton businesses are being urged to take advantage of specialist advice from one of the area’s top police cyber investigators to help prevent companies falling foul of ransomware and internet crime.
At the July 20 meeting of the informal monthly, business network meeting MeetUp@Marstons, at Marston’s Brewery visitor centre DE14, a Staffordshire cyber investigator will be offering companies top tips on keeping their businesses safe.
His talk comes in the wake of the recent ransomware attack, which affected NHS facilities across the country. He will give business owners advice on spotting email fraud and internet scams and protecting their personal and business finances.
The detective constable, from Staffordshire Police, said: “Cyber crime is unfortunately something that is becoming more prevalent. In this day and age, it pays for businesses to be internet-savvy and know how to protect themselves. As the recent ransomware incident shows, by not having the correct firewalls and computer protection for systems you can put yours and your clients’ data at risk. This can have devastating effects on businesses.
“I will be giving businesses some tips on how they can protect themselves and help to keep their businesses safe from the growing problem of cyber crime.”
The meet up takes place on Thursday July 20 from 6pm to 8pm at Marston’s Brewery Visitor Centre on Shobnall Road. Tickets cost £10 each and can be bought online at http://bit.ly/MeetUpMarstonsJuly20. The price includes a drink and a snack from Abbot’s Catering Company. The cyber crime talk will last 10 minutes but the guest speaker will stay around all evening to chat to the businesses who attend.
The networking meetings are run by three Burton businesses in partnership with Marston’s Brewery and are designed to help smaller and larger businesses connect and find opportunities to work together. There is no membership or joining fee and no restrictions on the number or type of businesses that can attend.
The three businesses are Caittom Publishing, Red Door Studios and Creative Word PR.