At a time when many potential delegates are on their holidays enjoying the decent weather it was pleasing to still get over 40 attending our latest Cyber Security Event. The initial success since the establishment of the Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum looks set to continue and this latest event at the Lincoln International Business School created some essential discussions and information sharing.
Following welcome addresses by Mike Johnson, Area Leader for FSB Lincolnshire and Yvonne James of University of Lincoln, an update on the current cyber-crime situation was presented by Neil Sharpley, Policy Chair for Ministry of Justice at FSB. Technical presentations were then provided by Neil Sinclair from the London Digital Security Centre and PC Luke Casey, the Cyber Protect Officer from Lincolnshire Police and one of the leaders of the Forum.
The next Forum event is being scheduled for early November so please keep an eye on the usual FSB channels or just visit www.lincolnshirecybersecurityforum.net for more information and the booking details in due course. Guidance on guarding against cyber-crime is at www.ncsc.gov.uk This includes topics such as defending against phishing attacks and tips on securing all of your devices. The importance of using strong passwords cannot be understated and having different sets of passwords for work and personal use is essential.
Who is responsible for cyber security in your business? Never assume that it is all being looked after by the IT team as it will probably not be. It is the role of everyone in the business to protect it against cyber-crime – starting with the management themselves. Please do not leave it until it is too late!