On Wednesday, we hosted a Cyber Awareness Expo for business leaders in Shropshire. The event was held at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, and we had over 30 attendees.
The main reason for hosting a Cyber Awareness event was to help educate and inform businesses about the cyber risks they face today.
The speakers covered a range of topics, including:
Ian Groves – Start Tech – “Who wants to be Cyber Aware?”
Ian covered the basics of cyber security. Delivered using an interactive presentation, he covered topics on how to create strong passwords, why you should always use Multi Factor Authentication, how to spot phishing scams, and how to protect your data.
Dave Willians – Henshalls Insurance – “Risk Transfer – Cyber Liability Insurance”
Dave discussed how cyber insurance can help businesses protect themselves from financial losses in the event of a cyberattack.
Paul Crumpton – IASME Consortium – “Why Cyber Essentials?”
Paul session explained the Cyber Essentials scheme, which is a government-backed program that helps businesses improve their cyber security posture.
Josh Foye – Pax8 – The Modern Workplace & Microsoft 365
This session explored how Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite can help businesses improve their security and collaboration.
Feedback from the event has been fantastic, and we are already looking ahead to plan the next one.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the event:
- Cyber threats are a growing concern for businesses of all sizes.
- It is important to be aware of the latest cyber threats and how to protect yourself from them.
- Cyber insurance can help businesses mitigate the financial losses that can occur in the event of a cyberattack.
- The Cyber Essentials scheme is a great way for businesses to improve their cyber security posture.
- Microsoft 365 can help businesses improve their security and collaboration.