Industry experts to offer businesses help and guidance against cyber attacks

Local businesses can learn from industry experts about protecting their networks from a potential malicious attack in a special online tutorial as part of Derry Strabane Enterprise Week.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:50 pm
The Mayor Councillor Brian Tierney and Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Dawn McLaughlin pictured with Emma McGill, Strabane Town Centre Development Manager and Louise Breslin, Business Development Manager at the launch of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s annual Enterprise week

Securing your Business from Cyber Attacks, hosted by the NI Cyber Security Centre, will explain why the issue is becoming increasingly important for SMEs.

Participants will learn about common cyber threats and trends, how to prevent a cyber-attack and how to minimise disruption to their business in the event of an incursion.

Joe Dolan, Head of the NI Cyber Security Centre, is among the speakers and he explained what people can expect from the event.

“The issue of Cyber Security has come into sharp focus over the last 12 months as more businesses are working remotely and communicating virtually,” he said.

“A cyber-attack can have far reaching consequences from disabling business systems to finance and data theft, disruption to supply chains and reputational damage.

“Attendees will hear first-hand from cyber security experts who will explain common cyber threats and trends, how to prevent a cyber-attack and how to minimise disruption to their business in the event of an attack.”

The event is aimed at the SME community in the Derry and Strabane Council area and any business from a sole trader to a medium sized organisation concerned about the threat and impact of a cyber-attack on their business will find it useful.

As well as presentations from the NI Cyber Security Centre, the event will also hear from representatives from Danske Bank and the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre.

Securing your Business from Cyber Attacks will take place on Monday, April 19 from 10am – 11.30am

To register for any of the events during Derry Strabane Enterprise Week and to view the full programme visit derrystrabane.com/enterpriseweek