The boy who cried cyber-wolf
Posted on 12th March 2019
Those who know the Aesop’s fable paraphrased in our title, will be aware that it’s all too easy for anyone to shout about a perceived threat, not to be taken seriously and then, as in the case of Aesop’s tale, an unfortunate third party ends up as dinner for a predator.
Of course, we know that cyber security is important. We hear increasingly loud warnings about it most days. Major data breaches make front page news. But it won’t affect my business, will it? Fact is, if you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise then there’s around a 50% chance that you’ll experience a cyber security breach.* The cyber criminals are big, ruthless businesses. It’s not crying wolf to say that you have to take them very seriously.
That’s why we’re happy to promote an event organised by Diddo and taking place this Friday (15th March), at CivTech®, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Floor L, Edinburgh (EH3 9DZ if you’re setting the sat-nav). It only costs £99 and lasts from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Diddo CEO, Doug Trainer, will lead you through an informal yet engaging introduction to cyber security, providing an operationally focussed guidance on what SMEs across all sectors should be doing with regard to cyber security.
Doug is a former military intelligence operator with a broad range of experience in the cyber security sector.
The course includes; threat landscape, cyber crime business, common threat types, assurance vs certification, cyber control frameworks, authentication, networking security, browser configuration, insider threat, cyber tooling, GDPR and the data protection act 2018 and utilises National Cyber Security Centre guidance as well as industry best practice.
Sign up here: it could be the best £99 you spend this year and it might just keep the cyber wolf from your door!
Leon Dick, Be-IT
*2017 NCSC Cyber breaches survey.
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