The first event in a series of four to be held across the county will be at BG University in Lincoln on Wednesday 17 April 2019.
Recent FSB survey responses indicate that business confidence is low compared to previous years. Very few businesses are recruiting and the number expecting to increase sales through exporting is at a low point. The proportion of businesses reporting falling revenues is at a record high. So at a time of tough trading conditions and rising costs, the last thing a business needs is to fall victim to crime.
The battle against business crime and in particular, cyber-crime, continues as a policy priority for FSB Lincolnshire. As part of this activity we are working with our partners in the Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum to deliver a series of awareness raising workshops to help protect businesses against cyber-crime. This follows on from the success of the series of workshops held in Sleaford, Woodhall Spa and Holbeach through 2018. The first workshop will be a breakfast event to be held on Wednesday 17 April at Bishop Grosseteste University.
The partners of the Forum are: Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Lagat College, Bishop Grosseteste University, University of Lincoln, Cursor and FSB. The workshops are free to attend for business owners and managers in Lincolnshire plus students with an interest in this essential topic.
The Forum will act as a local hub for all of the current and future national cyber initiatives and help local businesses to advance their digital defences. The workshop will help set the future agenda to support local businesses.
Chair of the Forum planning group, FSB Area Leader, Mike Johnson said; “we hope a wide range of businesses will join us to help shape Lincolnshire’s digital future and link us to national programmes and local best practice”
Neil Sharpley FSB Policy Chair covering Cyber Crime said “Forums like this are vital and important. We need to help all local businesses to be cyber aware and protected and show that Lincolnshire is a leading digitally switched-on place to do business.”
The Forum plans to hold four events a year, focusing on both new IT developments and threats and helping all businesses to find affordable and manageable cyber defence procedures.
To reserve your place on the 17 April event just follow this link to the booking page: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fsb-lincolnshire-cyber-security-forum-tickets-58715501646