Masterclass to help firms prepare for cyber attacks

NatWest Business Banking will host a free masterclass next week to help SMEs prepare for a data breach.

A masterclass on how to prepare for a data breach will be staged next week - and all businesses are invited.

Hosted by NatWest in partnership with the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC), the free online event will help firms develop a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan.

The two-hour masterclass will start at 9.30am on Thursday 25 February.

Around a third of all UK businesses report having a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months, costing SMEs on average £4,180 per year.

All anyone needs to start targeting an individual or company is a mobile phone, internet connection and laptop which all now form part of our every day lives. Attacks are getting more severe as more data and funds are being exposed.

The Hacking Prevention Masterclass will hear from an ethical hacker and policing industry experts, including EMCRC director Detective Inspector Matt Carson.

The event will cover the different types of hackers and their motives, featuring a live demonstration of techniques hackers use to steal passwords and information; such as dark web data breaches and shoulder surfing.

The masterclass will be relevant to businesses of all sectors and sizes.

To register, click here.


The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is non-for-profit and is Policing-led. We provide a range of affordable cyber resilience services with the very current knowledge and technical expertise from the UK's top university cyber talent. Our services help SMEs and therefore supply chain prepare and improve cyber resilience.


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