Delegates at the Cyber Security Conference on 16 March in Portsmouth came away ready to take action to help protect their organisation from a cyber attack.
The event, organised jointly by the High Sheriff of Hampshire, Action Hampshire and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation welcomed over 80 delegates from charities across Hampshire. They listened to a variety of inspiring speakers, including:
- Tom Floyd, High Sheriff of Hampshire and Chair of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, who introduced the event. View Tom Floyd's presentation here
- Ben Snuggs from Hampshire Constabulary who gave an insight into today’s world of cyber crime. View Ben Snuggs' presentation here
- Neil MacEwan from the University of Southampton who presented a case study of a real life cyber attack. View Neil MacEwan's presentation here
- Chris Ward from Vermont Systems Ltd who offerd some practical tips to reduce risk of cyber crime. View Chris Ward's presentation here
- Ian Glover from Crest who gave an introduction to the Cyber Essentials scheme. View Ian Glover's presentation here
Cyber crime costs the voluntary sector in the UK an estimated £1.65 billion per year, through email, text and telephone frauds and the use of malicious software. Evidence shows that even small charities are targets. Don’t delay making sure your organisation is cyber secure – otherwise it could be a costly mistake, both financially and operationally. If you would like to sign up to Vermont System’s regular newsletter, which gives more useful tips on staying cyber secure, please email Kirsty Cartwright