When you think of cybersecurity, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For many businesses, it is that cyber is a problem for the IT department. Although IT departments may be able to support cybersecurity issues, they are not the responsibility of IT professionals.
As more cybersecurity incidents in business create shocking headlines, cybersecurity is becoming more of a rising concern for directors and company leaders as they are being called upon to assume greater responsibility for their cyber security in the wake of attacks that have had major company impact that had led to the loss of data and assets. In a statement, the Assured Cyber Protection company said “every CEO, every chairperson, every board of directors has a moral, a legal and an ethical obligation to be a responsible when it comes to cyber security” especially as over 60% of UK companies have adopted new digital technologies (2020), which gives cyber criminals more opportunities for attacks.
Therefore, cybersecurity has evolved to be not just a technology problem, but a business problem. It is essential for businesses to have a cybersecurity strategy and incident response plan in order to identify risks and protect their data/systems from attacks.
The Cyber Quarter is committed to helping local Hereford businesses in strengthening their cyber and business resilience. On 8th December, the Cyber Quarter’s Technical Developer (Phillip Latham-Robinson) and Cyber Security Consultant (Oluwafemi Felobi) will be delivering a workshop around the topic of ‘Keeping your company data safe’ to spread awareness on how any business can use publicly available tools to monitor and add value to their product/service and security with minimal cost.
Phil & Femi were asked about the importance of the upcoming workshop on the 8th, together they said:
“Given that data is now the new gold, the value placed on securing sensitive data, such as company intellectual property, employee personally identifiable information, and operational data cannot be overlooked. All forms of attacks on organisations poses a threat to data which, if left unsecure, could have dire consequences to a business.
Due to the sensitive nature of data that companies hold, a breach could lead to consequences such as legal fines, reputational damage, identity theft, fraud amongst many other repercussions. The majority of small and medium-sized businesses never recover from a successful breach due to the irreparable damage incurred.”
The ‘Keeping Company Data Safe’ workshop will address the best practices on securing data, raise awareness on the attack lifecycle and introduce feel tools that companies can use to reduce their attack surface.
Register your space via the link below, or follow the QR code to our EventBrite page.
For further information on how the Cyber Quarter can help your businesses cybersecurity, contact us via our enquiries button on the Cyber Quarter website.