South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit hosts free online seminars

By Ben Carey on 13 November, 2020

With an increasing number of us working remotely, a series of free webinars run by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU) is aiming to keep us all safe online.

Computers, smartphones and the internet are integral to modern business operations. Unfortunately, this reliance on technology is being increasingly exploited by organised criminal groups carrying out cyber attacks which can result in fraud, extortion and theft of sensitive data.

The sessions, which are aimed at senior leaders and decision makers of organisations across the South West, explore the steps businesses can take to ensure that staff are working securely when away from the office.

Each webinar focuses on a different aspect of cyber security and discusses the simple, effective actions businesses can take to build resilience to cyber crime.

The upcoming webinars in the Securing Businesses Against Cyber Crime series are as follows:

Tuesday 17th November

Working From Home

With many organisations now working from home, this session discusses the impact this has on cyber security, and how you can stay resilient to attacks.

Tuesday 24th November

Defending Against Phishing

Criminals often use phishing emails as the first stage of a cyber attack. This webinar covers steps you can take to identify and mitigate this threat.

Tuesday 1st December

A Guide to Ransomware Protection

Ransomware can be devastating for any business. This webinar looks at how you can reduce the likelihood and impact of an incident.

Tuesday 8th December

Preventing Online Fraud

Every year millions of pounds are lost to fraud in the UK. This session discusses top tips to identify fraud and protect your organisation.

Tuesday 15th December

Video Conferencing Services

Video conferencing has brought many benefits to organisations over the last 12 months. This session looks at how to use services securely.

The South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit is a police unit dedicated to tackling Cyber Dependent Crime across the South West. As well as investigating Cyber Crime, the unit has a proactive team which helps organisations to protect themselves, providing a range of free services including workshops and presentations.