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Cyber Security Breakfast Success

  • Published: 27-03-2018 at 11:03

Business leaders were given tips on how to protect their business from cyber attack at a special event today (27/3).

More than 40 business people attended the event organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones.

The audience at North Kesteven were told that tens of thousands of cyber attacks are launched across the globe every hour.

Hackers have now developed ways to access homes and businesses through wi-fi and internet enabled appliances and systems that often have poor, or no security.

Offenders can now sit outside your home or business and gain access to your network through internet enabled household appliances like fridges, lightbulbs and coffee machines.

Bank JP Morgan’s data was breached after hackers gained access through an air conditioning control system in 2014 – gaining access to more than 80 million accounts.

Speakers included Rob Pugh, from the East Midlands Cyber Crime Unit team, Stuart Green from SJ Green Digital Engineering, Katie Harper from Natwest and Business Lincolnshire specialist digital advisor Stuart McFarlane-Bedford.

Further Cyber breakfast events are being planned for other areas of Lincolnshire and a cyber conference will be taking place on 15th June at the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa with industry leading speakers.

“The dangers from criminals are just as real in the virtual world as they are in the physical world but we shouldn’t be fooled by the fact that we can’t see the threat,” said Mr Jones.

“The fear and incidents of cyber crime grow every day and can effect anyone - whatever their age or profession – and we must do everything we can to educate people on how to stay safe.

“Keeping our communities safe is a top priority for me and these events are a crucial part of protecting the business community from threats they may not see or be aware of.”