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Free webinars offer advice to businesses and individuals this Cyber Security Awareness Month

Two free webinars are being hosted to help businesses and individuals by the EMCRC and Derbyshire Constabulary respectively this month.

The EMCRC have collaborated with the Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses for the launch of the inaugural East Midlands Cyber Forum.

This free webinar is aimed at businesses in the East Midlands of all sizes, covering all sectors. The forum will provide business owners with expert guidance from cyber professionals, including local police.

The forum takes place on Thursday, October 20 between 10:00am and 11:30am via Microsoft Teams.

The agenda is:

  1. Introduction - Matt Carson, Police Delivery Lead, The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre

  2. National Cyber Policy & Regulation Overview - Neil Sharpley, Federation of Small Businesses

  3. What is Cyber Essentials? - Neil Sinclair, LDSC

  4. Daljinder Mattu, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

  5. Local Cyber Scams - Shevani Raichura, East Midlands Special Operations Unit

  6. Tech Tips and Emerging Threats - Keith Cottenden, Director of Operations, 3B Data Security

  7. Latest National Guidance and Tips - Chris, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

  8. Q&A - Matt Carson, The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre

The following week, Derbyshire Police Cyber Crime Unit are running a free webinar to warn the public of cybercrime, fraud and scams - and how you can protect yourself and your accounts online.

This session is of benefit to anyone who uses the internet and email.

This is a non tech overview and will cover:

  • Device safety/protection

  • Password Guidance and account security

  • Protecting your Personal Information

  • Using social media safely

  • Social Engineering and phishing emails/texts

  • Online shopping & Online Banking safely

  • Keeping youngsters safe online

  • Signposting to further sources of support and resources

  • Where to report

To book your free place on the webinar, please register here.



Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).



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