CyberSecurity is a crucial consideration for every single one of us. During the last 8 months of 2020 1 in 5 people had their credit cards violated in online crime and according to recent government statistics, 65 per cent of organisations have been breached or hacked. In other words, data which is considered sensitive, protected or confidential has been used, copied, transmitted, viewed or stolen by an individual or organisation unauthorized to do so. However, unlike other crimes, you may not know that it’s happened until weeks, even months, after the event. It’s taking leaders a long time to realise this is a business issue and not a technology issue. There are very few businesses where a cyber-threat is not a major risk to its welfare. Warren Buffet famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to destroy it.” These days a company’s reputation can be destroyed within a couple of clicks.
Vigilance starts in the boardroom and it’s crucial that all partners within a firm take an active role in understanding the level of risk they’re exposed to and establishing a meaningful and effective strategy for response and mitigation. The agile nature of business, along with remote working technology, has left more companies open to the risk of cyber-attacks and it is vital that we understand the problem, know how to plan for it, talk about it and start to take action. Join us as this session where you will be informed, entertained, (probably scared) but most importantly educated and prepared, for what will unfortunately happen to you at some stage.