Ruth Edwards MP Hosts Cyber Security Webinar with Local Businesses

Ruth Edwards MP rounded off a 3-week cyber awareness campaign with a successful webinar with local business leaders, who had the opportunity to discuss cyber attacks and the potential threats to their business with an expert panel.

The webinar, which took place on Friday 19th June, featured a panel discussion where experts from the cyber security sector spoke about their experiences from equipping workers to work from home whilst minimising the cyber threats to organisations, to guarding against the most overlooked threats that businesses face such as phishing emails and ransomware attacks. This was then followed by a question and answer session where attendees had the opportunity to ask their questions to the panel.

Attendees were able to obtain some extremely useful information about where they could turn to for advice, low cost ways of protecting themselves against cyber attacks and what to do if they face a breach. Links below provide advice for those unable to attend:

East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre - https://www.emcrc.co.uk/

Nottinghamshire Police - https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/cybercrime

BT Skills for Tomorrow - https://www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow/work-life/cyber-security-for-business-the-basics

National Cyber Security Centre - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/small-business-guide

The panel discussion at the beginning of the webinar can also be found on Ruth Edwards’ website:

Protect Your Business: Webinar Panel Discussion:

Commenting on the event, Ruth Edwards said:

“I would like to thank the Federation of Small Business who partnered with the event, alongside our fantastic range of panel speakers from Nottinghamshire Police, BeCrypt and BT.

“The webinar was a unique opportunity for local business to engage with experts in the cyber security sector and to understand the potential threats that businesses face whilst operate online.

“I have witnessed the devasting impact cyber criminals can have on businesses and individuals. The more we can do to increase awareness and understanding of those threats, the more we can help protect people and their livelihoods.”