Ruth Edwards Chairs Expert Panel To Help Protect Business from Cyber Criminals

Ruth Edwards MP has assembled an expert panel to answer any questions that local businesses in Rushcliffe may have about protecting their business from cyber attacks.

The online webinar, which will take place on Friday 19th June, is being organised in partnership with the Federation of Small Business (FSB) and will include panel members from the BT’s Security Team, Nottinghamshire Police, the CEO of cyber security company BeCyrpt and the FSB.

Businesses and interested parties can register to take part in the event by clicking on the following link:

The webinar is part of Ruth Edward’s Cyber Awareness Campaign, where she as used her background in cyber security to provide useful tips and information themed around ‘Protecting Yourself, Protecting Your Children and Protecting Your Business’ whilst online.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has estimated that cyber-attacks cost UK business £34 billion each year. During the Covid-19 outbreak Action Fraud has also reported that 2,000 people have already been victims of Coronavirus related scams totalling £4.6 million.

Commenting, Ruth Edwards said:

“Businesses are being attached by cyber criminals right now, and it is important that businesses across Rushcliffe keep their guard up and protect themselves from these attacks.

“I am incredibly pleased to be working alongside the Federation of Small Business to help set up this event and help many people protect their business from online threats.

“We have managed to assemble a great panel from the cyber security sector and it is a unique opportunity for local business leaders to put their questions directly to them.”

Michael Weedon, panel member and representative from the FSB, said:

“I am delighted to be taking part as a panellist in this webinar and I would urge all Rushcliffe-based businesses to sign up and join us and Ruth on Friday.

“The increasing threat of cybercrime is a stark reality for small businesses both in the East Midlands and across the country and this is evidenced by a whole host of recent research by the FSB.

“I’ll be talking about this and what policies and actions can be taken by both our police forces and parliamentarians to help small businesses stop cybercrime in its tracks.”