CLEVELAND Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner will host his first crime prevention summit for businesses and retailers next week.
Organised in partnership with Cleveland Police, the summit will highlight the risks of cyber crime to the region’s businesses and showcase support offered by Cleveland Police’s Cyber Crime Team.
Experts from the force will demonstrate what owners and managers can do to prevent criminals attacking – and damaging – businesses online.
The summit will do the following:
- Look at the five key areas of cyber security for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)
- Examine the support available including the not-for-profit North East Business Resilience Centre
- Deliver an interactive exercise to show how business leaders can put their new-found knowledge into practice.
Attendees will have plenty of time to ask the experts about the subjects raised at the summit as well as any issues facing their own businesses.
Cleveland PCC Steve Turner has made a commitment to engage regularly with the business and retail community. He hopes to run more events tailored to their needs in the year ahead.
Cleveland PCC Steve Turner said: “As more of us shop and do business online, criminals have switched their focus to trying to scam us out of our hard-earned cash through cyber crime.
“It’s important that businesses are equipped with the knowledge and the tools to protect their livelihoods – and those of the staff they employ.”
Cyber crime costs the UK an estimated £27 billion per year. It causes damage to business infrastructure, supply chains and reputations.
The most common types of cyber crime are caused by phishing, ransomware, malware and weak passwords.
The Cleveland Cyber Crime Summit 2022 takes place at the Curve, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, on Monday 11 April from 1.30pm.
Businesses can book a place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cleveland-business-cyber-crime-summit-tickets-223380084847?aff=ebdssbdestsearch