FSB and Derbyshire Constabulary teamed up to deliver a free half-day Cyber Security Conference in September.
Just under 30 delegates attended from small businesses based in Derbyshire and heard from four speakers including from FSB East Midlands Policy Chair, Michael Weedon, on political lobbying efforts by FSB to help tackle the threat.
New FSB research shows one in five (20%) small firms say a cyber-attack has been committed against their business in the two years to January 2019.
The Cyber Protection team at Derbyshire Constabulary also outlined their local work against cyber crime and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SRBC) - a non-for-profit organisation - addressed the current threat landscape and the dark web.
Derbyshire-based cyber security consultant and FSB Area Lead, Mark Chimley, also presented on the pros and cons of using Cloud to access and secure data.
Mr Chimley said: "It was pleasing for the local area FSB to collaborate with Derbyshire Constabulary on delivering this half-day conference on cyber security, a topic of high importance for all businesses."
"We're grateful to all the attendees and speakers, notably the SRBC who travelled from Scotland to give a very informative presentation."
“Cyber security is certainly one of the most pressing issues facing small businesses at the moment in both the East Midlands and throughout the UK, with 10,000 daily attacks."
“The FSB will continue to work hard on behalf of our members to help businesses and individuals protect their systems and information. We're actively working with local law enforcement and regional and national cyber security organisations as well as lobbying the Government to enhance police efforts and help protect our critical national infrastructure.”
As well as the talks and subsequent Q&A’s, delegates also had time to network at the event which took place at the White Hart Inn in Alfreton.