Make. North docks: Preventing Cyber Crime for Small Businesses
Venue: Make Liverpool
Times: 18:00 - 20:00
As we live more of our lives online than ever before, it is vital that you know how to protect yourself from cyber criminals.
As we live more of our lives online than ever before, it is vital that you know how to protect yourself, your business and your internet connected devices from cyber criminals.
Current threats to businesses include phishing, ransomware and insiders. But what do those things mean and exactly how do criminals target us?
This session will give you tips on how to create a strong password and how to spot a phishing e-mail. You will come away with a wealth of free resources. You will also leave the session feeling more confident in how you can protect both your personal and business data and systems from cybercrime and able to share tips and advice with family, friends and colleagues.
Tips will include: How to create a strong password, why you need to back up your devices, how to use public Wi-Fi safely and how to check if your e-mail has ever been compromised and sold to criminals.
Delivering the workshop is Helen Williams. Helen is a Cyber Protect Officer in the cyber team at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. (A collaboration of 6 local police forces). As part of a national policing network, her role focusses on making the North West a safer place online. She links directly to both the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Action Fraud to obtain the latest cybercrime reports and national guidance. She talks at conferences and business events to raise awareness of current cyber threats and national advice and best practice so that businesses and individuals can best protect themselves and their information and assets. She also works with victims to understand how they were targeted and to help them become more secure.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? On street parking is free and unlimited. Public transport links are nearby, and the venue is easily accessible on foot from Liverpool City Centre.
How accessible is the venue? The workshop is located on ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions. We would advise wheelchair users to contact the workshop provider on the sale of the ticket to arrange a parking bay.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Feel free to get in touch with the Make office at 0151 601 8665 or email email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this. Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to a 14 days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.
If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 14 days before the workshop. After this date we will only offer a refund if we able to fill your space.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.