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Cyber Security – Who Is Watching Your Business?

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Cheltenham Cyber Security Conference June 7, 2013.

You may already have been a victim. According to the most recent statistics over 90% of SME businesses had cyber security attacks in 2013 a very sharp rise from previous years. It is clear that cyber attacks can no longer be considered a nuisance sport played by technically talented people, but should be considered a real and present threat, driven by a desire to steal or damage sensitive material. Preparing yourself against attack protects your bottom line – it is not something that should be left solely to your service provider or internal IT department.

The inaugural Cheltenham Cyber Security Conference (CCSC2013) ,organised by Cheltenham Festivals, will provide a guide to protecting you, your employees and your business from attack, be it malware, hacking, ransomware or even that innocent check of Facebook during the lunch hour. You will learn all about the current ‘state of play’ and take away practical things to do that help ensure business resilience.

The full day conference including networking breakfast and lunch is only £130 inc VAT and represents fantastic value for regional businesses and a chance to discuss with the UK’s leading experts.


The key note address will be delivered by the science minister Rt Hon David Willets MP, who is government’s chief spokesperson on Cyber Security. Confirmed speakers include the UK’s foremost expert on web science Dame Wendy Hall, e-security and data privacy expert Professor Sadie Creese, GCHQ’s Deputy Director Chris Ensor, BT’s Head of Cyber Security Assurance Services Karl Smith and many more from industry, government and academia.

All business leaders have heard about cyber treats in the media and are worried about cybercrime; the difficulty for many organisations is knowing which threats to be worried about, how worried to be, and knowing what can be sensibly achieved within the confines of the business. The Cheltenham Cyber Security Conference is the best way to get relevant and targeted advice about what’s happening and what can be done about this growing threat.

Dibble Clark, Chairman, 3SDL Ltd

If you are a CEO, MD, CIO, CTO or Risk Manager can you afford to be left out?

For more information see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/ccsc2013 or contact sarah.stewart@cheltenhamfestivals.com