NEFF Masterclass – Cyber Crime – A National and Regional Perspective

5th March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pmFree – £70
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This masterclass will look at how cybercrime affects business and people across the country and will look at regional initiatives that can help prevent and reduce the problem.


08:30 – 09:00                REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:10                INTRODUCTION – Alan Brown – NEFF Chair


09:10 – 09:50                Dr Vas Karagiannopoulos The Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic: A grassroots way of fighting cybercrime:

Dr Karagiannopoulos will discuss the first two pilot years of the clinic and the way it has built a network of stakeholders in its attempt to cybercrime in the local community. He will offer some insights and lessons learned from the clinic’s public engagement activities with small and medium organisations and will also discuss the challenges faced when trying to support such organisations in shaping their own information policies.

09:50 – 10:30                Professor Mark Button – Cybercrime, frauds and scams: assessing the challenge for organisations

Professor Button will set out the growing range of threats faced by organisations that can be considered cyber-crimes. He will offer some insights on the scale of the problem, the techniques used and set out some of the key strategies organisations should be considering to tackle this threat.

10:30 – 10:50                Coffee Break 

10:50 – 11:20                Graham Jordan – North Eastern ICT Partnership, Dynamo North East, SOCITM

                                           Phil Jackman – Director Guerrilla Working

Raising awareness of cyber across the North East and a view of the direct initiatives in this area that are based in the North East region.

11:20 – 12:00                Stewart Hogg – Head of Information Security – Waterstons Limited

                                           Simon Bennett – Senior Information Security Consultant

A live demonstration on vulnerabilities and the main ways to prevent cyber security incidents.

12:00 – 12:15                Questions and Answers 

12:20                                Event Close


5th March 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free – £70
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