Business Resilience Centre

NEBRC announces October events lineup for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Ahead of Cyber Security Awareness Month which takes place in October each year, the North East Business Resilience Centre, a police-led non-profit organisation has announced three events in the calendar. Each event is designed to help inform, educate and support the North East and Yorkshire's small businesses to reduce cyber risk.

The first event being the "Decisions & Disruptions: How would you protect your business?" event hosted with HSBC in York.  The event takes place on Thursday 5th October (10am-1pm) at HSBC, 13 Parliament Street, York, YO1 8RS and involves an immersive, interactive tabletop game. The game challenges attendees to manage and protect the security of a fictional company, utilising leadership and communications skills. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided. 

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The second event is the "Live Cyber HACK ATTACK! Demo", talking place at The Guildhall York, YO1 9QL. Taking place on Monday 23rd October (9.15am to 1pm), the exciting and eye opening cyber attach demo gives attendees a chance to witness the trilling word of cyber security up close and personal. Technology enthusiasts, business owners or curios attendees looking to learn more about cyber security will also be provided with lunch and an opportunity to network with like minded professionals.

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The final event being hosted for the awareness month is the "North East Online Crime & fraud Awareness Session with the NEBRC & Waterstons". Fraudsters target sole traders and small businesses as well as charities and larger businesses, so this event will highlight key scams that might affect businesses. Helping them stay ahead of criminals to prevent your business becoming a victim. Taking place at Waterstons, Loddon Court, Durham, DH1 5TS on Wednesday 25th October, the 8.30am-10am event will provides attendees with a free breakfast sandwich and hot drink.

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Chantelle Whitman, Marketing and Communications Manager at NEBRC commented,

"We're really excited to be able to bring a full calendar of events to North East and Yorkshire business communities for Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October. Around 34% of UK businesses were victims of cyber-crime in 2022, resulting in loss of money, resources, time, data and even company reputation. That's why the awareness month is so important.

In particular, small businesses like those located in the North East and Yorkshire, might not have the same resources available to invest in cybersecurity as large corporations, making events like those were hosting essential. It's not just large businesses that are targeted and so sharing simple best practice advice can make a huge difference to smaller companies."