Protecting your business as the threat of attack increases

The threat of a cyber attack is growing as criminals find new ways to expose and steal data. One of the most high profile attacks during 2016 was Dyn DDoS, which saw hackers reportedly take over internet of things (IoT) devices and use them to launch a DDoS attack on hosting provider Dyn. It resulted in multiple sites being taken down including Twitter, Paypal and the PlayStation Network.

Meanwhile, the financial sector suffered a major breach when Tesco Bank was targeted in a hack that saw 40,000 customers affected. The attacker stole money totalling £2.5 million directly from users’ bank accounts.

The rising cost of attack

Cyber crime is big business. Online crime figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud reveal that nearly £11 billion was lost to the UK economy as a result of fraud, including cybercrime, in 2015/16. 

Meanwhile, according to ISP Beaming, cyber security incidents cost UK firms £34.1 billion over the past year.

Over the last few years, the estimated global cost of cyber attacks has reached over $400 billion a year and the average total cost of a data breach is now $3.8 million. This is set to get much worse: the projected global costs of cyber attacks by 2019 is expected to reach $2.1 trillion

There are over a million web attacks against people each day, but 75% of all legitimate websites have unpatched vulnerabilities – putting all companies at risk.

Preventing Cyber Attacks

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester looks to address these key issues ensuring firms have the tools and knowledge to keep their data secure.

The leading cyber security conference for senior professionals

Cyber News Group is proud to bring The Future of Cyber Security 2017 to Manchester – a national cyber security conference that focuses on how organisations can protect themselves, customers, employees and citizens. 

Capitalising on the success of previous events in the series, this one-day cyber security conference brings over 300 senior decision-makers face to face with leading cyber security specialists. Covering the strategic needs of all enterprises, the conference provides delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from the leading thought leaders in the field.

A programme with a difference

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester 2017 features a unique programme that allows delegates to choose the topics that interest them most.

Sessions in the morning will deliver top level intelligence briefings on the UK’s Cyber Security Centre and what it means for businesses, as well as the timetable for GDPR. Rather than simply delivering a generic overview of the latest developments, these sessions will be structured in a practical way that helps delegates to enhance the cyber security strategies of their organisations.

In the afternoon, delegates will learn key strategic information the hottest topics in cyber security at the moment, delivered by major organisations that are leading the thinking and development in these fields. Following these sessions, delegates have the choice of exploring one topic in greater detail at an in-depth panel session with Q&A. 

Learn more about The Future of Cyber Security Manchester 2017 or register as a delegate.

Unrivalled opportunities for cyber security specialists

The associated Future of Cyber Security Manchester 2017 exhibition provides suppliers in this field with an unrivalled platform to showcase their products and services. 

The exhibition will benefit from a high volume of visitors throughout the day, with the targeted nature of the conference drawing a national audience of senior decision-makers. 

Learn more about The Future of Cyber Security Manchester 2017  or contact us if you would like to register as an exhibitor. As always, we extend a very warm welcome to all our colleagues who share a commitment to improving data security.




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