Firms invited to free cyber security workshop

Events Posted 11/03/19
Businesses are invited to attend a free cyber security workshop at the University of Kent.

The free cyber security workshop will include an opportunity to hear from the managing director of the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), based in the USA.

The event, on Thursday 28 March, has been organised by Kent Innovation and Enterprise to provide local businesses with access to expertise and resources to ensure they are able to combat the vast array of cyber threats that now exist.

The event will feature a talk from the managing director of the CRI, Kiersten Todt, who will join via video-link from the organisation’s offices in Washington DC, offering a unique opportunity to hear from a high-profile expert in this arena about the risk firms face and how to fend them off.

The CRI was setup by leading companies such as Microsoft, Acer, Maersk, MasterCard and Exxon Mobil who want to ensure their supply chains and networks are fully prepared for any future cyber threat that has the potential to affect their business, their clients and their clients’ businesses.

There will also be a talk from Kent’s Professor Shujun Li, director of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), as well as practical sessions and access to resources to provide information on how firms can ensure their business culture, behaviour and technology protects them from cyber threats.

The event will begin at 17.30 with refreshments and networking in the Gulbenkian Café before moving to Cornwallis Video Conference Studio SE109 for a prompt 18.30 start. Spaces are limited so booking early, via the Eventbrite page, is advised.

KIE is planning to host a series of workshops around issues relating to cyber threats and how to combat them throughout the year so there will be more opportunities to attend such events in the future. If you would like to find out more about this event or those set to take place in the future please email enterprise@kent.ac.uk

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