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Police webinar focuses on data breaches

Derbyshire Police and Staffordshire Police are holding a joint webinar on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30pm on the subject of data breaches and how you can protect yourself and potentially your employers following recent incidents in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

It’s not uncommon to read articles about how organisations have suffered from cyber-attacks and data breaches. Sadly, during the last 10 months, both Derbyshire Constabulary and Staffordshire Police have had to advise people about the precautionary measures they should take to protect themselves following breaches involving legal firms, car leasing firms and utilities providers to mention just a few.

Whilst the term ‘data breach’ may be more directly linked with businesses, unfortunately data breaches can impact the public too, as often their personal information becomes exposed, copied or placed on the dark web, sometimes for sale to other criminals.

This can happen on social media, via personal emails, chat groups and fundamentally anywhere online, but it can also happen whilst you’re at work. Most phishing incidents for businesses occur when an employee clicks on something they believe to be genuine when in fact it is anything but. That’s why our Security Awareness Training for businesses is extremely valuable.

The two forces’ webinar will explain what a data breach is, how they could happen, and how people can protect themselves, their information and their employer’s information.

The session is a non-technical overview that will raise awareness and increase resilience online for those who join.

If you have any questions, please email



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