BUILDING CYBER RESILIENCE FOR SMES IN YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE
CENTRIC and Stuart Hyde Associates are leading a new project: “Building Cyber Resilience in SMEs in Yorkshire”, which recognises that cyber-security support is often aimed at larger companies; conferences and events are frequently held in city centres. This reduces the opportunities for SMEs in smaller and more remote locations to receive the support and information that would assist them in building effective cyber resilience. Therefore, the project will reach out to SMEs in a range of towns across Yorkshire by holding immersive, interactive events, using innovative technology, designed by CENTRIC, in order to fill this gap and extend the reach of essential support.
The project will engage directly with a number of SMEs from six locations across Yorkshire in the following ways:
- Sharing information on cyber-security; topics will include prevention of cyber-attacks, loss of data and misuse of network as well as awareness-raising of indirect impact such as data protection liability;
- Interactive workshop events, which will utilise a scenario simulation platform to enable business participants to experience and learn about attacks and consequences. A second platform will facilitate multi-way communication and knowledge exchange between participants / organisers, which may be anonymous if desired by the participant;
- Proactive awareness campaign material. Yorkshire Cyber has received Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), which supports and develops knowledge-based interactions between universities / colleges and the wider world and which results in economic and social benefit to the UK. The project began in December 2017 and will conclude in June 2018.
- This is a small-scale, short-term project that involves CENTRIC and Stuart Hyde Associates Ltd. The Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit are actively supporting the project and will, along with local police cyber units, be involved with the events. The impact of the project will be maximised by linking with other cyber-security bodies and organisations; this is currently being developed.
Our first event is taking place on Thursday 3rd May at Scarborough Spa, there are still places available on this FREE session, if you live in Scarborough or the surrounding area and would like to attend book your place now!
For More information or to look at other events taking place visit the Yorkshire Cyber Project Website: https://yorkshirecyber.co.uk/smes/
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