Cheshire businesses invited to cyber crime fighting conference Date published: 23rd March 2017 10.31am

Keeping your business safe online is top of the agenda at a special conference next week.

The event, hosted by Cheshire Constabulary, will provide local business owners with the knowledge they need to help protect their company and staff against the latest online threats.

Experts from a variety of organisations, who have specialist knowledge of online security and safety, will be delivering presentations.

Topics covered on the day will include Mandate Fraud, CEO Fraud, Ransomware, Cyber Essentials and GDPR legislation.  They will also be on hand to talk to those attending the event to offer any additional advice or support.

Detective Sergeant Brian Faint said:  "This event is a great opportunity for local business owners in Cheshire to be given the most up to-date information by industry experts to help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of online crime.

"Cyber crime can have a devastating impact on those who fall victim. It is vital for businesses to ensure they do all they can to protect both their company and their staff.

"People continue to be affected by this issue and It is more important than ever that local businesses arm themselves with the knowledge they need to reduce their chances of falling foul of online fraudsters.

"We are all reminded to remain security conscious and do everything we can to reduce the risk of being targeted by those intent in causing misery in our communities."

The free one-day event, which is organised by Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit in conjunction with Get Safe Online, takes place on Friday 31st March between 9am and 1pm at the force's headquarters in Winsford.

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