biz4Biz Connexions meeting Thursday, 12 September 2019

Cyberattack - it’s a question of when, not if, your business will be targeted

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses. There are no annual fees to be a member of Connexions nor complex rules.

Topic:

Cyberattack - it’s a question of when, not if, your business will be targeted

Speaker:

Francis West, CEO of Westtek

When:

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Where:

Needham House Hotel
Blakemore End Road, Little Wymondley, Herts SG4 7JJ

Time:

07.00 to 09.00
Coffee and networking from 07.00 with the meeting and breakfast from 07.30.

Cost:

£20.00 per head plus VAT

 

The cost includes tea, coffee and a full English or continental breakfast

Our payment system is secure and you will get a VAT invoice as part of the process.

We accept major credit cards.

 

Cyberattacks - it’s a question of when your business will be targeted

In 2017-2018, 43% of all cyberattack breaches happened to SMBs and that percentage is increasing by the day. Why should you care? Because when it comes to cyber attack, it’s a question of when not if, you’ll be targeted. In fact, you may already have been hacked and you don’t know it. On average, it takes around 7.5 months for a breach to be discovered. Imagine how much data hackers will have stolen!

Remember when Equifax was hacked in 2017? Right now, hackers are using the details harvested during the breach and sold on the Dark Web to target the same people with spoofed phishing emails. Remember when TalkTalk was hacked? Their customers (many of whom are now ex-customers) are still being targeted as a result of the information stolen. My Fitness Pal, Ticketmaster, Dixons Carphone Warehouse, Yahoo…. The list goes on – and that’s just 2017 - 2018. Those of us who were affected feel aggrieved - and rightly so. We expected these companies to look after our data. We trusted them to have robust cybersecurity measures in place.

In this short session, you will learn practical tips and strategies for protecting your business and data.

The speaker

Francis West, CEO of Westtek

Francis West has spent nearly 30 years in the UK delivering IT and cybersecurity solutions to businesses. In 2012, he won Innovator of the Year from the South African Chamber of Commerce. Westtek is a preferred supplier to leading recruitment affiliate bodies for independent agencies, TEAM and APSCo where Francis is co-chair for the Technology Leadership Forum. He is a mentor for CompTIA, helping train the technology gurus of the future, as well as a trainer for Business Builders, a local initiative that helps smaller enterprises grow and thrive.

Who should attend?

The owners and senior executives of Hertfordshire-based companies who are looking to grow their businesses.

We expect demand to be high for this event so we advise people to register early to guarantee a place.

Our payment system is secure and you will get a VAT invoice as part of the process.

We accept major credit cards.

 

Should you prefer to be invoiced directly, or if you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Tim Baugh:

Telephone: 01707 392552

Email: tim@biz4Biz.org

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