News: Cyber Security – What You Least Expect Sometimes Happens!

Posted on 11th September 2019

Even with the best security software that IT budgets permit, office networks will be penetrated. One ‘click’ of a rogue email by an employee to infect one or more workstation, allow hackers in, cause a data breach or even a cyber ransom.

The Bureau is giving weekly cyber security awareness talks to discuss the real and present threat of cyber crime.The talks are held at The Kings Church in Burgess Hill The Bureau presents the stark reality of cyber crime today and that preparing for an attack is the best defence.

The talk lasts about an hour with a short history of cyber crime from the earliest, relatively low cost crimes, to the biggest ever recorded crimes in 2018. Malicious software, Phishing scams, Ransomware and a Hack into a typical office network are all explained in detail and helped along with video commentary from the police, cyber crime victims and an amusing video of a real life social engineering scam.

Having identified the threats and how easy it is to be fooled, the presentation turns to the steps businesses can take to mitigate their vulnerablity to keep their business and staff safe.

The cyber criminals are avoiding most of the security traps being set for them and going for the humans, who continue to be the weakest link.

Making cyber security a priority allows you to guard your IT systems, staff, business reputation, future success.

Contact alastair@the-bureau.co.uk for further details

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