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Cyber Security Workshop

On Monday 17th July at the Northern Sands Hotel, Dunnet from 0900-1300 hrs the Chamber will be hosting a workshop on “Cyber Security”, delivered by Dr Keith Nicolson (profile available here) and supported by HIE.

Cyber security is a hot topic right now following the recent cyber-attacks on the NHS. With hackers getting more and more sophisticated, none of us can afford to be complacent about the threats facing our business.

This course explores in practical and non-technical terms current cyber security threats to business and public bodies. Through the use of real life cases and examples this course will help members understand the approaches and techniques used in cyber-attacks and how to prepare for and defend against them. It also addresses internal staff behaviours and the risks these pose to organisations’ security.

The course content will cover;

  • Cyber threats:  A review of the threat landscape with an explanation of terms and examples of current attack trends and incidents.
  • Common attack vectors:  Techniques used by cyber criminals to introduce malware and penetrate corporate IT and communication systems.
  • Mobile devices:  New threats from mobile android and ipad devices and how to defend against them.
  • Internet of Things:  New threats from Wi-Fi and internet-enabled devices.
  • Staff behaviours:  Domestic behaviours threatening the workplace security; raising cyber awareness amongst staff; public Wi-Fi and staff travel threats.
  • Social engineering:  Physical threat penetration of the workplace.
  • Contingency planning:   Reviewing business continuity; wider threats to consider; insurance.
  • Formal training and accreditation: Range of courses available for staff – what is right for your organisation; accreditations and certifications to look for in suppliers.
  • Becoming an intelligent client: Challenging the systems supplier; questions to ask; relevant international standards.

The course benefits are;

The course will help you develop approach and strategies to build resilience and protect your organisation from cyber-attacks. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of cyber threats – internal and external - how to defend against them and apply these techniques in your own organisation.

Who should attend?

Individuals with senior management or board-level responsibility within the Private, Public and Third Sectors. This course is non-technical and is specifically designed for senior staff seeking to gain a better understanding of cyber security and how to protect their organisations.

Following the workshop there will be a networking lunch, please see the full agenda for more information.

To book your place, please email or call 01847 890076 by Monday 3rd July

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