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Protect your business from cyber criminals


Almost half of all crime in the UK is connected directly or indirectly with cyber crime, according to the Office for National Statistics.

And a recent survey by the British Chambers of Commerce revealed that one-in-five businesses have fallen victim to cyber attacks in the past year.

Do you understand the cyber risks to your business information and systems?

Do you know how to protect your business from cyber-attacks?

Are you able to implement a proactive disaster recovery plan?

Find the answers at a FREE Cumbria Business Growth Hub workshop on Tuesday, September 25th. The session at Newton Rigg Conference Centre, near Penrith, runs from 10am to 4pm and covers:

  • Identifying threats, vulnerabilities and consequences
  • Examining and testing malware – rootkits and backdoors
  • Assessing defences against cyber threats
  • Being prepared for social engineering attacks
  • Preparing for problems – disaster recovery and continuity of operations

 Participants will leave able to: 

  • Achieve the goals of cyber security
  • Promote user responsibility and data security
  • Examine malicious insider threats
  • Fortify their organisation against outside attacks

This workshop is FREE OF CHARGE to eligible businesses thanks funding through Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund.  It would normally cost around £600.

To confirm your eligibility and book a place, or if you have any other queries, email Catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk

This is the latest in a series of free Growth Hub workshops to promote business growth. Others, for example, have covered time management, sales, management tools, writing to sell, purchasing and procurement, writing website content, market research, negotiation skills, coaching and mentoring, digital marketing, improving profitability, future-proofing your business, tendering for contracts, and SEO.

Here’s what participants had to say:

“Thank you for course. It was very well constructed and I feel it will improve a lot of areas within our purchasing going forward.” Graeme, GT Tyres, Carlisle

“I really enjoyed the course and definitely got a lot out of it that I’ll be using to move forward with my businesses.” Sarah, Sarah Kay Photography

“Thank you for the information and thanks again for a very informative and interesting day.”  Aidan, Quattro, Penrith

The workshops are part of the wider business support offer provided by the Chamber’s Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

To find out more about how the Growth Hub can help your business, click here or call 0844 257 84 50.

ERDFThe funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP.  The Growth Hub is receiving up to £2,528,767 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.

© Cumbria Chamber of Commerce


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