“You are now 20 times more likely to be robbed while at your computer … than held up in the street ...” —Daily Telegraph, Martin Evans, crime correspondent
As you watch from your living rooms, kitchens, offices - do you really feel safe? Online advice organisation - Get Safe Online - is hosting the longest ever non-stop cyber event on Thursday, October 15th, with a keynote webinar at 11AM BST. The event includes 24 Commonwealth countries raising awareness over 24 hours about the risks of going online and how to protect yourself.
Join cyber security experts from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, City of London Police, Microsoft, Get Safe Online, as well as the BBC, for an essential global online security webinar.
You’ll be able to put your questions to the panel as well as hear from a university lecturer who was conned out of £25,000 of his savings.
New research on consumer online habits will also be announced.
The panel includes:
- William Middleton - Director, Cyber & Tech Security, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
- Dr Jonathan Leakey - Victim of Banking Scam
- Detective Chief Supt Andrew Gould - City of London Police
- David Frank - UK Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft
- Tony Neate – CEO of Get Safe Online
The event will be moderated by award-winning BBC consumer journalist Linda McAuley MBE.