Defuse the Cyber threat: how to manage the risk to your business

The way in which we all gather and circulate information is becoming more diverse with sources more vulnerable to attack.

Reliance on traditional security measures and procedures that currently help to secure our critical information platforms is becoming dated. With limited resources and turbulent economic conditions businesses may prioritise innovation and growth over online security and cyber crime risk mitigation.  These areas can be seen as expensive, burdensome and time consuming.  It is important though that these issues are recognised and assessed and that companies are aware of the risks that they face from cyber criminals. In the 2015-2016 financial year there were over 19,000 London based victims of cyber crime with losses totalling £402 million.  A significant number of these victims were businesses.

The Metropolitan Police Cyber Protect team was set up to advise businesses on how to protect themselves in the cyber world.  In the upcoming Victoria BID seminar Special Police Officers from the Protect Team will provide attendees with information on current cyber crime threats and what businesses can do to prevent themselves falling victims to cyber criminals.


Areas to be covered:

■ The Metropolitan Police and Cyber crime Investigation
■ Understanding the problem
■ Common Cybercrime types (incl. mandate fraud and social engineering, with case studies)
■ The dangers of free Wi-Fi
■ Prevention including CiSP and Cyber Essentials


Those who should attend:
■ Members of Victoria BID
■ Information Technologists
■ Business Continuity leaders
■ Emergency Planners
■ Researchers and developers

RSVP delegate name, job title, organisation to . Places are very limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.



Event Details

7th September

9am – 11am

The Passage,
St Vincent’s Centre,
Carlisle Place,